Good Communications as a Barrier to Errors from Distractions
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  URS CH2M Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Nuclear/Nuclear Safety, Waste Management, Transportation and Packaging

The use of good Conduct of Operations communication protocols during critical work activities can provide an effective barrier against errors caused by distractions and mental lapses.

During a waste transfer operation, an operator mistakenly and prematurely removed a vehicle being used as a traffic barrier required by the facility Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) prior to receiving authorization to do so. This action was not in compliance with a Specific Administrative Control and resulted in a TSR Violation. Waste operations had not established set communication protocols for waste transfers governed by TSR requirements and adequate verbal communications, with repeat back, were not used.

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