The objective and criteria are derived from DOE Order 5480.19. They are intended to aid
each facility in meeting the intent of the order.
A program is established to provide timely notifications to appropriate DOE personnel
and other agencies to ensure that the facility is responsive to public health and safety
Facility procedures are developed to ensure appropriate notifications.
Notifications are appropriately documented.
Adequate communications equipment is maintained to meet notification
2.2 Investigation of Abnormal Events
An established and thorough review process ensures that all significant aspects of an
abnormal event are identified, investigated, and resolved.
Facility guidelines identify specific events and "near miss" situations that require
Responsibilities for investigative tasks are understood by personnel.
Personnel performing investigations are qualified in the facility's investigative
process through experience and training.
Information required for the investigation is collected as soon as possible during
and after the occurrence of the event.