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Self-assessment of Nuclear Security Culture in Facilities and Activities

Technical Guidance

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English STI/PUB/1761 978-92-0-111616-1
107 8 55.00 2017

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The IAEA has developed a comprehensive methodology for evaluating nuclear security culture. When implemented by a State, this methodology will help to make nuclear security culture sustainable. It will also promote cooperation and the sharing of good practices related to nuclear security culture. This publication is the first guidance for assessing nuclear security culture and analysing its strengths and weaknesses within a facility or activity, or an organization. It reflects, within the context of assessment, the nuclear security culture model, principles and criteria set out in the Implementing Guide, IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 7. This guidance will be useful for organizations and operating facilities in conducting the self-assessment of nuclear security culture by providing practical methods and tools. It will also help regulatory bodies and other competent authorities to understand the self-assessment methodology used by operators, encourage operators to start the self-assessment process or, if appropriate, conduct independent assessments of nuclear security culture.

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IAEA Nuclear Security, Nuclear Industry, Security Measures, Radioactive Substances, Industrial Management, Corporate Culture, Nuclear and Radiological Safety, Nuclear Security Culture, Self-Assessment, Nuclear Facilities, Methodology, Good Practices, Culture Model, Criteria, Analysis, Case Study, Quality Assurance, Management System, Behaviour, Decision Making, Methodology, Regulatory Body, Indicators, Tools, Nuclear Data Collection, Surveys, Interviews, Document Review, Observation, Legal Instruments, Human Factor, Performance Indicators

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