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Fire Protection by jbisker — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:18 AM
This Standard was developed to provide acceptable methods and approaches for meeting DOE fire protection program and design requirements and to address special or unique fire protection issues at DOE facilities that are not comprehensively or adequately addressed in national consensus standards or other design criteria.
Fire Protection Design Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:30 PM
This Standard provides supplemental fire protection guidance applicable to the design and construction of DOE facilities and site features (such as water distribution systems) that are also provided for fire protection. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the applicable building code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards, and any other applicable DOE construction criteria.
Fire Protection Design Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:29 PM
This Standard provides supplemental fire protection guidance applicable to the design and construction of DOE facilities and site features (such as water distribution systems) that are also provided for fire protection. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the applicable building code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards, and any other applicable DOE construction criteria.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Analysis and Design Criteria for DOE Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:04 PM
Provides criteria and guidance for the analysis and design of facility structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that are necessary to implement the requirements of DOE O 420.1C, Facility Safety, and to ensure that SSCs will be able to effectively perform their intended safety functions under the effects of natural phenomena hazards (NPHs).
Weapon Quality Assurance Qualifications Standard by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 14, 2017 09:12 AM
This technical FAQS identifies the minimum technical competency requirements for DOE Weapon Quality Assurance personnel. These positions are the Weapon Quality Assurance Specialist, and the Weapon Quality Assurance Engineer/Scientist.
NNSA Package Certification Engineer Functional Area Qualification Standard by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:04 PM
The NNSA Package Certification Engineer Functional Area Qualification Standard (FAQS)establishes common functional area competency requirements for all NNSA Package Certification Engineers who provide assistance, direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of contractor technical activities that could impact the safe operation of NNSA packaging and transportation activities.
Safety Functions and Other Features of Remotely Operated Weapon Systems (ROWS) by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 14, 2017 10:00 AM
This standard summarizes safety functions and other features of Remotely Operated Weapon Systems (ROWS) requested most frequently by users and safety personnel at sites of the U.S. Department of Energy (including the National Nuclear Security Administration). These design features are intended to improve the safety, reliability, and ease of use of these systems; they may also improve the performance of these systems.
Hazard Categorization and Accident Analysis Techniques for Compliance with DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports by Chris Chaves — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:16 PM
The purpose of this DOE Standard is to establish guidance for the preparation and review of hazard categorization and accident analysis techniques as required in DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports.
Guide to Good Practices for Communications by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:01 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Communications, Chapter IV of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing communications programs.
Guide to Good Practices for Lockouts and Tagouts by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:43 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Lockout Tagouts, Chapter IX of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Faciliteis.
Guide to Good Practices for Operations Organization and Administration by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:44 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operations Organization and Administration, Chapter I of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Operations and Administration Updates Through Required Reading by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:42 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Required Reading, Chapter XIV of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.
Guide to Good Practices for Timely Orders to Operators by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:40 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Timely Order to Operators, Chapter XV of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Logkeeping by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:37 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Logkeeping, Chapter XI of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Independent Verification — — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:59 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Operations Aspects of Unique Processes by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:41 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operations Aspects of Facility Chemistry and Unique Process, Chapter XIII of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Operations Turnover by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:59 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operations Turnover, Chapter XII of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Control of Equipment and System Status by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:01 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Control of Equipment and System Status, Chapter VIII of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001.
Guide to Good Practices for Control of On-Shift Training by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:01 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Control of On-Shift Training, Chapter V of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct or Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Shift Routines and Operating Practices by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:41 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, "Shift Routines and Operating Practices," Chapter II of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001.
Guide to Good Practices for Control Area Activities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:42 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, "Control Area Activities," Chapter III of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Operator Aid Postings by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:42 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Operator Aid Postings, Chapter XVII of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001
Guide to Good Practices for Equipment and Piping Labeling by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:43 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, "Equipment and Piping Labeling," Chapter XVIII Of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.
Guide to Good Practices for Notifications and Investigation of Abnormal Events by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:43 PM
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, "Notifications," Chapter VI, of DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. Reaffirmed 2001.
Facility Representatives by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:28 PM
This standard defines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for DOE Facility Representatives, based on facility hazard classification; risks to workers, the public, and the environment, and the operational activity level.
Criteria for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:23 PM
This standard establishes objectives and criteria for evaluating nuclear facility training programs. Reaffirmed 2014
Processing Exemptions to Nuclear Safety Rules and Approved of Alternative Methods for Documented Safety Analyses by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 13, 2017 07:54 PM
DOE may grant temporary or permanent exemptions from its nuclear safety requirements in rules provided that the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 820, Subpart E, "Exemption Relief," are met. The provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 820 state that the Secretarial Officer (as defined 10 C.F.R. Part 820) shall utilize any procedures deemed necessary and appropriate to comply with the exemption responsibilities. This Standard establishes acceptable procedures that may be used to request and grant exemptions to DOE nuclear safety rules in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Part 820. Reaffirmed 2015
Hoisting and Rigging by Maurice Haywood — last modified Nov 29, 2017 08:15 AM
This standard invokes applicable OSHA and national consensus standards but also delineates more stringent provisions necessary to accomplish the extremely couples, diversified, critical, and oftentimes hazardous hoisting and rigging work found within the DOE complex.
Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation for External Dosimetry by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:23 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.
Radiological Control by Diane Johnson — last modified Jul 17, 2017 02:11 PM
The Department of Energy has developed this Standard to assist line managers in meeting their responsibilities for implementing occupational radiological control programs.
Human Performance Improvement Handbook, Volume 1 (Part 1 of 2) by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 03:02 PM
This Human Performance Improvement Handbook is a reference for anyone working in the Department of Energy (DOE) community who wants to learn more about human performance and how it can be improved.The handbook addresses the roles of individuals, leaders, and the organization in improving performance. [Multi-part Document]
Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits for Chemicals: Methods and Practice by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:39 PM
This order, and its Guides issued in 2007, reference Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) and Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs) as the emergency exposure limits of choice. This document describes why TEELs are needed, their role in emergency planning in DOE, the history of their development, and the methods by which they are developed.
Table-Top Job Analysis by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 13, 2017 07:53 PM
This Handbook establishes the guidance necessary to conduct table-top job analysis. An overview of job analysis is provided that is followed by a look at some of the types of analysis that are conducted. Finally, the table-top job analysis method is explained in detail. Reaffirmed 1999
Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 13, 2017 07:53 PM
The purpose of this Primer is to provide an understanding of spontaneous heating and pyrophoricity hazards is necessary for DOE facility personnel to operate and maintain facilities and facility support systems in a safe manner. Supersedes DOE-HDBK-1081-94
Electrical Safety by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:27 PM
Generally, the guidance contained in this Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook for Electrical Safety, DOE-HDBK-1092-2013, for implementing electrical safety at DOE facilities is based on well-developed industrial practices, mandatory rules, or nationally-recognized consensus codes or standards. The guidelines are written to be flexible, so that they encompass the range from large, permanent DOE test or production facilities to small research or testing facilities. These guidelines form a compendium of good practices and describe key elements of programs that support electrical safety at DOE facilities. Supersedes DOE-HDBK-1092-2004
Guide to Good Practices for Training and Qualification of Instructors by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:03 PM
This guide contains good practices for the training and qualification of technical instructors and instructional technologists at DOE reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities. It addresses the content of initial and continuing instructor training programs, evaluation of instructor training programs, and maintenance of instructor training records.
Guide to Good Practices for Training and Qualification of Chemical Operators by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:40 PM
The purpose of the Guide to Good Practices for Training and Qualification of Chemical Operators is to provide contractor training organizations with information that can be used as a reference to refine existing chemical operator training programs, or develop new training programs where no program exists.
Facility Representative by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:50 AM
The purpose of the DOE Facility Representative Program is to ensure that competent DOE staff personnel are assigned to oversee the day to day contractor operations at DOE's hazardous nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
Guide to Good Practices for Training and Qualification of Maintenance Personnel by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:37 PM
This guide provides recommended education, experience, and training for maintenance personnel. Training and qualification programs based on the content of this guide should provide assurance that maintenance personnel perform their jobs safely and competently.
Classical Physics by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:34 PM
The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton's Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications.
Electrical Science, Volume 1 of 4 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:46 AM
The Department of Energy Fundamentals Handbook entitled Electrical Science was prepared as an information resource for personnel who are responsible for the operation of the Department's nuclear facilities. A basic understanding of electricity and electrical systems is necessary for DOE nuclear facility operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff to safely operate and maintain the facility and facility support systems.
Electrical Science, Volume 2 of 4 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:47 AM
The handbook includes information on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) theory, circuits, motors, and generators; AC power and reactive components; batteries; AC and DC voltage regulators; transformers; and electrical test instruments and measuring devices.
Electrical Science, Volume 3 of 4 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:47 AM
This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility electrical equipment.
Electrical Science, Volume 4 of 4 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:48 AM
The Electrical Science Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of electrical theory, terminology, and application.
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 1 of 3 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:49 PM
This module explains the properties of fluids and how those properties are affected by various processes. The module also explains how energy balances can be performed on facility systems or components and how efficiency can be calculated.
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 2 of 3 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:50 PM
This module describes conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. The module also explains how specific parameters can affect the rate of heat transfer.
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 3 of 3 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:51 PM
This module describes the relationship between the different types of energy in a fluid stream through the use of Bernoulli's equation. The module also discusses the causes of head loss in fluid systems and what factors affect head loss.
Instrumentation and Control, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:00 PM
The Instrumentation and Control Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems.
Instrumentation and Control, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:00 PM
This handbook includes information on temperature, pressure, flow and level detection systems; position indication systems; process control systems; and radiation detection principles.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Mathematics, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:43 AM
The Mathematics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mathematics and its application to facility operation.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Mathematics, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:45 AM
The handbook includes a review of introductory mathematics and the concepts and functional use of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Word problems, equations, calculations, and practical exercises that require the use of each of the mathematical concepts are also presented.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Chemistry, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:42 AM
The handbook includes information on the atomic structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical equations, chemical interactions involved with corrosion processes, water chemistry control, including the principles of water treatments, the hazards of chemicals and gases, and basic gaseous diffusion processes.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Chemistry, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:26 PM
The Chemistry Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of chemistry.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Engineering Symbology, Prints, and Drawings, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:25 PM
The Engineering Symbology, Prints, and Drawings Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of engineering prints, their use, and their function.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Engineering Symbology, Prints, and Drawings, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:44 AM
The handbook includes information on engineering fluid drawings and prints, piping and instrument drawings, major symbols and conversions, electronic diagrams and schematics, logic circuits and diagrams, and fabrication, construction, and architectural drawings.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Material Science, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:43 AM
The Material Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the structure and properties of metals.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Material Science, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:45 AM
The handbook includes information on the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms in metals, failure modes, and the characteristics of metals that are commonly used in DOE nuclear facilities.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Mechanical Science, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:42 AM
The Mechanical Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mechanical components and mechanical science.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Mechanical Science, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:44 AM
The handbook includes information on diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, and miscellaneous mechanical components.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory, Volume 1 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Oct 18, 2017 08:42 AM
The Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing, operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of nuclear physics and reactor theory.
DOE Fundamentals Handbook, Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory, Volume 2 of 2 by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:25 PM
The handbook includes information on atomic and nuclear physics, neutron characteristics, reactor theory and nuclear parameters, and the theory of reactor operations.
Training Program Handbook: A Systematic Approach to Training by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 21, 2017 03:11 PM
The use of guidance on selection and implementation of appropriate training approaches after consideration of job complexity, the consequences of error based on risk/hazard protocol, and available training media should result in effective and efficient training programs.
Training Program Handbook: A Systematic Approach to Training by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:52 PM
This Handbook contains a narrative discussion on the various phases of the systematic approach to training process. The phases can be modified and incorporated as appropriate when developing detailed local procedures. Each phase is organized such that the major steps necessary to adequately complete it are clear. Supersedes DOE-STD-0102T, Tap 2.
Primer on Tritium Safe Handling Practices by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 02, 2017 11:56 AM
Tritium Safe Handling Practices was prepared as an information resource for personnel who perform tritium handling functions at DOE facilities. A basic understanding of the properties and hazards associated with tritium will help personnel understand the impact of their actions on the safe and reliable operation of facility systems.
Guide to Good Practices for Oral Examinations by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:39 PM
This Primer is intended to help operations and maintenance personnel perform their duties safely by increasing their knowledge of tritium handling and control, thus reducing the likelihood of tritium releases and exposures, and by providing basic emergency responses in the case of tritium release.
Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 11:54 AM
The purpose of the Primer is to provide operations and maintenance personnel with the information necessary to identify and prevent potential spontaneous combustion hazards. Through out the history of industry and the DOE Complex, fires caused by spontaneously heating and pyrophoric materials have occurred, sometimes causing personal injury and significant damage to facilities.
Primer on Lead-Acid Storage Batteries by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 11:53 AM
The handbook was developed to help DOE facility contractors prevent accidents caused during operation and maintenance of lead-acid storage batteries. Safety hazards and precautions are discussed in the section on battery maintenance.
Table-Top Training Program Design by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:37 PM
Table-Top methods can be used for many purposes, but the focus of this Handbook is on training program design. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.20A, Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, stresses the importance of training programs that are based on systematic approach.
Electrical Safety by Technical Standard Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:28 AM
This document contains DOE developed explanatory material in support of OSHA regulations and nationally recognized electrical safety related standards and other information. This document was revised to include electrical safety for enclosed electrical and electronic equipment, research and development
Electrical Safety by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 21, 2017 02:56 PM
The Electrical Safety Handbook presents the Department of Energy (DOE) safety standards for DOE field offices or facilities involved in the use of electrical energy. It has been prepared to provide a uniform set of electrical safety guidance and information for DOE installations to effect a reduction or elimination of risks associated with the use of electrical energy. The objectives of this handbook are to enhance electrical safety awareness and mitigate electrical hazards to employees, the public, and the environment.
Establishing Nuclear Facility Drill Programs by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:42 AM
The purpose of DOE Handbook, Establishing Nuclear Facility Drill Programs, is to provide DOE contractor organizations with guidance for development or modification of drill programs that both train on and evaluate facility training and procedures dealing with a variety of abnormal and emergency operating situations likely to occur at a facility.
Root Cause Analysis Guidance Document by Technical Standards Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 01:57 PM
This document is a guide for root cause analysis specified by DOE Order 5000.3A, "Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information." Causal factors identify program control deficiencies and guide early corrective actions. As such, root cause analysis is central to DOE Order 5000.3A.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Analysis and Design Criteria for DOE Facilities by Sharon Jasim-Hanif — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:17 PM
Department of Energy (DOE) Standard (STD) 1020-2016 has three purposes: (1) Provide criteria and guidance for meeting the natural phenomena hazard (NPH) requirements of DOE Order (O) 420.1C, Chg. 1, Facility Safety; (2) Ensure that structures, systems, and components (SSCs) in DOE facilities will perform assigned safety functions during and after design basis NPH events; and (3) Provide requirements and guidance in the use of industry building codes and voluntary consensus standards in meeting NPH requirements. The purposes of this revision of DOE-STD-1020-2012 are to: (1) Correct errors and omissions; (2) Accommodate substantial changes in DOE-STD-1189-2016, Integration of Safety into the Design Process, and DOE Order 420.1C, Chg. 1; (3) Endorse the use of International Building Code (IBC)-2015 for certain NPH-related situations; and (4) Update the Standard’s reliance on industry standards and voluntary consensus codes.
Guide to Good Practices for On-The-Job Training by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:40 PM
This guide presents good practices for performance-based on-the-job training and OJT programs. This guide should be used in conjunction with the Training Accreditation Program (TAP) Manual, TAP 2 Performance-Based Training Manual, to develop performance-based OJT programs. This guide expands the guidance provided in TAP 2. DOE contractors may also use this to modify existing OJT programs that do not meet performance-based training criteria.
Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits for Chemicals: Methods and Practice by David Freshwater — last modified Oct 17, 2017 03:40 PM
This document describes why TEELs are needed, their role in emergency planning in DOE, the history of their development, and the methods by which they are developed. TEEL values are developed by a team of chemists/toxicologists established by DOE Headquarters.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Design and Evaluation Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:19 PM
This revision provides information to help meet the requirements of 10 CFR Part 830, “Nuclear Safety Management,” (for Nuclear Facilities), DOE O 420.1 and its associated Guides, accounting for cancellation of DOE O 6430.1A and updating this standard to most current references. This standard has also been brought up-to-date to match the requirements of current model building codes such as IBC 2000 and current industry standards.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Performance Categorization Guidelines for Structures, Systems, and Components by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:20 PM
The purpose of this standard is as follows: (a) To provide, for the purpose of Natural Phenomena Hazard (NPH) design and evaluation, criteria for selecting performance categories (PCs) of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) in accordance with the requirements specified in DOE Order 420.1 (Reference 10) and the NPH Guide to DOE O 420.1 (DOE G 420.1-2) (Reference 11). (b) To recommend general procedures for consistent application of the above performance categorization criteria so that the Department of Energy (DOE) review and approval process is simplified.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Site Characterization Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:20 PM
This standard provides general and detailed requirements for site characterization which provides the necessary site-specific information to implement DOE-STD-1023-95 “Natural Phenomena Hazards Assessment Criteria.” The DOE-STD-1023-95 established adequate design basis load levels and in turn provides necessary information to implement DOE-STD-1020-2002 for NPH design and evaluation criteria for DOE facilities.
Natural Phenomena Hazards Assessment Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:18 PM
The purpose of this standard is to provide criteria for natural phenomena hazard assessments to construct hazard curves. The mean hazard curve shall be used to determine the design basis NPH event for design and/or evaluation of DOE facilities. This Standard provides specific criteria applicable to various natural phenomena hazards including seismic, wind and tornado, and flood.
Guidelines for Use of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Curves at Department of Energy Sites for Department of Energy Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:37 PM
This Standard is intended to provide guidance in the use of the seismic hazard curves developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
NNSA Package Certification Engineer Functional Area Qualification Standard by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:22 PM
DOE M 426.1-1A, Federal Technical Capability Manual, commits the Department to continuously strive for technical excellence. The Technical Qualification Program (TQP), along with the supporting technical qualification standards, complements the personnel processes that support the Department’s drive for technical excellence. In support of this goal, the competency requirements defined in the technical qualification standards should be aligned with and integrated into the recruitment and staffing processes for technical positions. The technical qualification standards should form the primary basis for developing vacancy announcements, qualification requirements, crediting plans, interview questions, and other criteria associated with the recruitment, selection, and internal placement of technical personnel. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualifications standards will be greatly enhanced by application of appropriate materials from the technical FAQS.
Writer's Guide for Technical Procedures by Technical Standards Program — last modified Aug 01, 2017 01:54 PM
This Writer's Guide for Technical Procedures is one of a series of documents currently being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to define broad requirements for procedure program management and to provide guidance for the preparation of procedures used at DOE facilities. This preface describes the intent and overall approach of the DOE's procedures program and presents a brief overview of how this writer's guide fits into the series of procedures guidance documents currently under development.
Guideline to Good Practices for Planning, Scheduling, and Coordination of Maintenance at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:29 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of existing and in developing new programs to ensure maintenance work package planning, scheduling, and coordination identifies all technical and administrative requirements for a work activity and provides the materials, tools, and support activities needed to perform the work.
Guideline to Good Practices for Maintenance Organization and Administration at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:31 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of existing and in developing new organizational and administrative functions.
Guideline to Good Practices for Control of Maintenance Activities at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:35 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of existing and in developing new programs to ensure maintenance practices provide an administrative method by which maintenance activities are identified, initiated, planned, approved, scheduled, coordinated, performed, and reviewed for adequacy and completeness.
Guideline to Good Practices for Control and Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE) at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:32 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of existing and in developing new programs to ensure the accuracy and integrity of performance data derived from Plant process and control instrumentation is verified by controlled application of properly calibrated/certified measuring and test equipment (M&TE) having the appropriate precision, design accuracy, and durability for their intended use.
Guideline to Good Practices for Maintenance Management Involvement at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:33 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance management in the review of existing and in developing new maintenance management programs.
Guide to Good Practices for Developing and Conducting Case Studies by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:20 PM
The purpose of this Department of Energy (DOE) Guide to Good Practices for Developing and Conducting Case Studies is to provide Department of Energy contractor organizations with information that can be used in the development and use of case studies as a method to incorporate operating experiences into the training program.
Guide to Good Practices for the Selection, Training, and Qualification of Shift Supervisors by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:29 PM
This guide, used in conjunction with a facility-specific job analysis, provides a framework for the selection, training, qualification, and professional development of reactor facility and non-reactor nuclear facility shift supervisors. Training and qualification programs based on this guide should provide assurance that shift supervisors perform their jobs safely and competently.
Facility Representatives by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:53 AM
This standard, Facility Representatives, DOE-STD-1063-2000, defines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for DOE Facility Representatives, based on facility hazard classification; risks to workers, the public, and the environment; and the operational activity level. This standard provides the guidance necessary to ensure that DOE facilities have sufficient staffing of technically-qualified Facility Representatives to provide day-to-day oversight of contractor operations. Field Element Managers should incorporate the information contained in this standard, as well as any additional facility-specific requirements, into site-specific implementation procedures for DOE Facility Representatives.
Facility Representatives by Technical Standards Program — last modified Jul 31, 2017 02:13 PM
This standard, DOE-STD-1063, Facility Representatives, defines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for Department of Energy (DOE) Facility Representatives, based on facility hazard classification; risks to workers, the public, and the environment; and the operational activity level. This standard provides the guidance necessary to ensure that DOE’s hazardous nuclear and non-nuclear facilities have sufficient staffing of technically qualified facility representatives (FRs) to provide day-to-day oversight of contractor operations. Field Element Managers should incorporate the information contained in this standard, as well as any additional facility-specific requirements, such as radiological training, into site specific implementation procedures for DOE FRs.
Establishing and Maintaining a Facility Representative Program at DOE Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:42 AM
This standard defines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for DOE Facility Representatives, based on facility hazard classification; risks to workers, the public, and the environment; and the operational activity level. This standard provides the guidance necessary to ensure that DOE facilities have sufficient staffing of technically-qualified Facility Representatives to provide day-to-day oversight of contractor operations. The information contained in this standard, as well as any additional facility-specific requirements, should be incorporated into site-specific implementation procedures for DOE Facility Representatives.
Guide to Good Practices for Seasonal Facility Preservation at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:47 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance organizations in the review of existing methods and in the development of new methods for establishing a maintenance Seasonal Facility Preservation program.
Guide to Good Practices for Post-Maintenance Testing at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:43 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance operations in the review of existing and in developing new PMT guidelines to be performed following maintenance, which proves that the structures, systems or components (SSC) are operable as designed and confirms the following: (1) the original deficiency has been corrected, (2) no new deficiencies have been created, and (3) the equipment is ready to return to service.
Fire Protection Design Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:58 AM
The development of this Standard reflects the fact that national consensus standards and other design criteria do not comprehensively or, in some cases, adequately address fire protection issues at DOE facilities. This Standard provides supplemental fire protection guidance applicable to the design and construction of DOE facilities and site features (such as water distribution systems) that are also provided for fire protection. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the applicable building code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards, and any other applicable DOE construction criteria.
Fire Protection Design Criteria by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:56 AM
The development of this Standard reflects the fact that national consensus standards and other design criteria do not comprehensively or, in some cases, adequately address fire protection issues at DOE facilities. This Standard provides supplemental fire protection guidance applicable to the design and construction of DOE facilities and site features (such as water distribution systems) that are also provided for fire protection. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the applicable building code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards, and any other applicable DOE construction criteria.
Fire Protection by Technical Standards Program — last modified Nov 13, 2017 07:52 PM
This Standard was developed to provide acceptable methods and approaches for meeting DOE fire protection program and design requirements and to address special or unique fire protection issues at DOE facilities that are not comprehensively or adequately addressed in national consensus standards or other design criteria.
Guideline to Good Practices for Maintenance Facilities, Equipment, and Tools at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:30 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance organizations in the review of existing methods and in the development of new methods for evaluating maintenance facilities, equipment, and tools. Properly established maintenance facilities (1) support As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) goals, (2) enhance user accessibility, and (3) encourage selection and use of the proper item for a safe, effective, first effort. It is expected that each DOE facility may use approaches or methods different from those defined in this guide.
Guideline to Good Practices for Maintenance History at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:30 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance management in defining the development, documentation, and implementation of the maintenance history program. It is expected that each DOE facility may use different approaches or methods than those defined in this guide
Guideline to Good Practices for Maintenance Tools and Equipment Control at DOE Nuclear Facilities by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:34 PM
This guide is intended to assist facility maintenance organizations in the review of existing methods and in developing new methods for establishing maintenance tool and equipment control for all areas of the facility, including radiologically controlled areas (RCAs).