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Effective Management of Regulatory Experience for Safety


English IAEA-TECDOC-1899 ¦ 978-92-0-101920-2

142 pages ¦ 13 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2020

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The analysis of operating experience of regulated facilities and activities has traditionally been considered as an important source of knowledge for improving the regulatory process. Regulatory bodies are continuously exposed to learning possibilities from multiple sources of experience, such as from the implementation of regulatory functions, regulatory research, and work carried out by international committees and working groups. Taking advantage of all these learning possibilities is beneficial for further enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the regulatory process and this publication was developed to assist in this activity. It presents information about existing practices in regulatory bodies for managing regulatory experience and, through a series of experts’ meetings an assessment of that information is presented to identify possible measures that might help regulatory bodies enhance their current practices where necessary.

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Regulatory Experience, Operating Experience, Regulatory Bodies, Current Practice, Research and Development, Technical Support, Lessons Learned, Quality Management System, Electronic Information System, Integrated Management System, Assurance Framework, Effective Regulation, GNSSN, Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network, ENSREG, European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group, EPREV, Emergency Preparedness Review, INES, International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, IRRS, Integrated Regulatory Review System, WHO, World Health Organization, SALTO, Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation, WANO, World Association of Nuclear Operators, WENRA, Western European Nuclear Regulators Association, Safety, Experience, Security, Management

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