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DOE-STD-1045-93
4. GOOD PRACTICES
4.1 Notifications
The notification program should ensure that DOE and DOE contractor line management
are kept fully and currently informed of all occurrences that could (1) affect the health
and safety of the public, (2) seriously impact the intended function of DOE facilities, (3)
have a noticeable adverse impact on the environment, or (4) endanger the health and
safety of workers.
Responsibility for the occurrence has no bearing on the notification process; the agencies
and organizations that must respond to the occurrence require prompt notification so
that appropriate emergency procedures can be implemented. Reportable occurrences
may result from equipment failures, fires, loss of electric power, or even dangerous
weather conditions that are capable of causing a release of hazardous or radioactive
materials. Certain classes of security incidents may also require prompt notification.
Another function of the notification program is keeping DOE and facility management
informed of conditions that could affect the facility's ability to perform its mission. This
is necessary to enable proper allocation of human and material resources. For example,
non-availability of spare parts for an aging pump may threaten to disable a critical
system. Appropriate notification regarding this condition will alert management to the
problem. Management may then initiate an engineering review, leading to a budgetary
request for a replacement pump of a newer design, for which spare parts are available.
DOE Order 232.1A provides criteria for evaluating the seriousness of each occurrence
and determining the appropriate notification category, i.e., emergency, unusual
occurrence, or off-normal occurrence. For each notification category the Order
specifies the method, time, and documentation requirements. It also lists examples of
occurrences as an aid to facilities in preparing their own specific guidelines for
categorizing occurrences.
4.1.1
Notification Procedures
Facilities should establish notification procedures consistent with DOE Order
5480.19, Chapter VII, "Notifications," and DOE Order 232.1A, Occurrence
Reporting and Processing of Operations Information. These procedures
should include:
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