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Regulatory Oversight of Human and Organizational Factors for Safety of Nuclear Installations

IAEA TECDOC No. 1846
English IAEA-TECDOC-1846 978-92-0-103318-5
66 3 18.00 2018

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Written for use by regulatory bodies and their technical support organizations, and those individuals supporting human performance activities and programmes, this publication addresses the definition and implementation of an oversight programme that adequately takes into account human and organizational factors to oversee safety throughout the lifetime of nuclear installations. A key concept is that safety is the result of interaction between humans, technology and the organization. Based on the outcome of several international meetings, this publication presents the main elements to be used to enhance regulatory oversight capabilities and describes the essential concepts and terms used in the area of human and organizational factors. It is intended to help in the development of regulations and guides related to these factors, stressing the key role of the licensee's management system in establishing and maintaining conditions to support people at work. The TECDOC describes ways to verify compliance with regulatory requirements related to human and organizational factors, as well as ways to better understand associated trends and conclusions, using an integrated safety assessment approach.

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Keywords

Legal and Governmental Aspects, Nuclear Facilities, Management, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Engineering, Safety Measures, Regulatory Oversight, Human and Organizational Factors, HOF, Nuclear Installations, Regulatory Bodies, Human Performance, Lifetime, Technology, Concepts, Assessment, Member States, Regulatory Framework, Management System, Compliance, Evaluation, Staffing, Competences, Review, Improvement, Oversight Data, Fukushima, Technical Support Organizations, TSO, Integrated Safety Assessment, ISA, Systematic Approach

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