Chemical Management - Consolidated Chemical User Safety and Health Requirements (Volume 3 of 3) by Diane Johnson — last modified Apr 24, 2017 11:37 AM
To assist the sites in understanding and addressing the myriad requirements with which they must comply, the CUSHR Team committed to developing a series of activity-based chapters that consolidate the safety and health requirements that govern DOE chemical-related work activities, removing overlaps and duplication's where found.
Facility Representative Functional Area Qualification Standard by Patricia Greeson — last modified Feb 20, 2018 02:57 PM
The revision to this Standard will incorporate updated information and lessons learned from implementation and use of the Standard since its last publication in 2010. Proposed changes in this revision effort may include: correction of minor errors and inconsistencies; updates to DOE Directives and organizations since the 2010 version; updates to technical competencies as necessary; and updates to mandatory performance requirements as necessary (i.e., performance demonstrations for tasks considered as critical for demonstrating proficiency in a competency).
Stabilization, Packaging, and Storage of Plutonium-Bearing Material by Patricia Greeson — last modified Apr 03, 2018 05:06 PM
Technical information that has been gathered during surveillance and shelf-life studies demonstrate that some requirements in the existing revision of the Standard can be removed. For example, the requirement for gas analyses during Destructive Examinations (DEs) can be eliminated. Eliminating this requirement will reduce the annual operating costs by reducing the time needed for collecting the gas samples by approximately two shifts per DE. Six DEs are currently being performed per year. This reduction in time will also allow additional time for downblending and disposal of plutonium, which is performed in the same glovebox. In addition, two shifts of Laboratory time and associated costs will be eliminated per DE for gas analyses as well as two weeks of annual instrument calibrations. Another change to be incorporated is that the maximum expected gas pressure in the containers can be lowered by 75%. This reduction in maximum pressure will greatly simplify opening of containers for both DE and final disposition. It also will reduce the maximum dose calculations used in the facility Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). Incorporating these changes into the Standard will reduce costs associated with surveillance and storage of these containers.
DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program External Dosimetry Technical Standard by Patricia Greeson — last modified May 09, 2018 03:20 PM
This technical standard describes the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for external dosimetry, in support of worker health, safety, and security.