hazards must be documented and implemented. Contractors shall have a process for
ensuring that changes are evaluated and controlled that might:
A. Increase the risk from a hazard to the workers and/or the public beyond that
previously analyzed, evaluated, and documented in the current document;
B. Reduce the reliability or effectiveness of features, controls, procedures, or
processes used to mitigate hazards;
C. Introduce a new hazard; or
D. Reflect new information on existing hazards beyond that currently documented.
For nuclear facilities, as prescribed in DOE 5480.21, the USQ process shall be used for
the evaluation of all changes when there is the potential for a change that could affect
the safety and operating envelope (as reflected in the SAR, safety analysis, or TSR).
Organizations maintaining safety and health documents for nuclear facilities (for worker
safety and health issues), non-nuclear facilities, radiological facilities, and other
industrial facilities, shall have a controlled and documented process for:
A. Identifying discrepancies between the current safety and health documents and
the realities of the facility;
B. Resolving those discrepancies;
C. Reviewing and approving the resolution of the discrepancies; and
D. Updating, modifying, or strengthening the safety and health documents.
It is recommended in 29 CFR 1910 that an organization perform an annual review of
hazard baseline documentation. Similarly, DOE 5480.23 requires annual updates to
SARs also contractor self assessment programs are expected to verify the adequacy of