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Good practices identified in this section are supportive of an integrated evaluation of hazards and
when collectively implemented can improve effectiveness of hazard analysis and overall cost
performance. These practices are based on observations by the CSTC working group and
interactions with various DOE and industry organizations.
A discussion of each practice is provided, along with additional sources of information that can
be consulted for further explanation.
Multi-Disciplinary Teams
Multi-disciplinary teams are needed to support all functions of an integrated safety management
system, including hazard analysis. Teaming of safety, environmental, and line management
disciplines is an effective way to help reduce uncertainties and redundancy of analysis activities.
A team can be used to perform various hazard analysis activities such as identifying hazards and
validating facility assumptions, screening of hazards, implementing hazard analysis techniques,
establishing controls, and preparing safety documents.
The size and composition of the team will vary depending on the combination, magnitude, and
type of hazards involved, and the facility life cycle phase and complexity. A team leader should
be appointed to organize, plan and lead each team that is performing a facility hazards analysis.
This individual should have expertise in hazard and accident analysis. The team leader should
ensure that DOE and contractor facility/project managers participate in hazard analysis activities.
Individuals have valuable knowledge about the scope of operations, as well as specific knowledge
of facility systems and layouts.
Subject matter experts may be needed on a part- or full-time basis to support the team leader.
These may include disciplines such as criticality engineers, fire protection specialists, health
physicists, structural engineers, industrial hygienists, etc. For additional HA support for the team
leader, Table 2 provides examples of potential subject matter experts based on the type work
activities or hazardous conditions present in the facility. (NOTE: The table only provides a
sampling of SMEs. Examples of disciplines not listed could include facility safety or emergency
management personnel who would be involved in any HA activity, and would serve as the HA
team leader cadre.)
The cross-section of various team member disciplines participating in a hazard analysis effort
should begin communicating early in the process. Ideally, this should occur during the initial
stages of work planning. This will permit ample scoping and identification of safety and
technical disciplines needed to participate in preliminary hazard analysis activities. This early
involvement will facilitate an integrated effort in which common hazard assumptions can be
formulated as a collective group.
Communication between team members should continue during the entire hazard analysis process
to ensure that changes in work planning assumptions or new hazard discoveries will be
appropriately evaluated. The team should also involve DOE or stakeholder counterparts where
future review and approval of hazard analysis results is anticipated. This will help in preparing
HA documents that meet stakeholder concerns.

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