A Users Guide to Preventing Major Accidents
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Type:  Report - Gov

Publisher:  Defense Nuclear Safety Board, Washington, DC

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Topics:  Nuclear/Nuclear Safety, Occupational Safety and Health

"A Users Guide to Preventing Major Accidents" presented at the 2014 Nuclear Facility Safety Programs Workshop, May 7, 2014 by Peter S. Winokur, Chairman Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Lessons Learned:
  • Cost of safety is small compared to cost of accident
  • Nuclear events and accidents have disproportionately larger impacts on mission that other major accidents
  • Do not "reward" a good safety program by cutting its resources
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • If the culture is right, the workplace becomes safer
  • Leaders are the designer, modelers, and teachers of the organizations culture

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