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Safety Culture

A Report by the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group

INSAG Series No. 4

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English STI/PUB/882 92-0-123091-5
10.00 1991

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This report by the IAEA’s International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group INSAG describes the concept of ‘Safety Culture’ in connection with nuclear plant safety in relation to both organi- zations and individuals engaged in nuclear power activities. It provides a basis for judging the effectiveness of the safety culture in specific cases in order to identify potential improvements.
Contents: Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Definition and character of Safety Culture; 3.1. Requirements at policy level; 3.2. Requirements on managers; 3.3. Response of individuals; 4. Tangible evidence; 4.1. Government and its organizations; 4.2. Operating organization; 4.3. Supporting organizations; 5. Concluding comments; Appendix: Safety Culture indicators.

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