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Safety culture in pre-operational phases of nuclear power plant projects
Safety reports series ; no. 74
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Vienna : International Atomic Energy Agency, 2012
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69 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010322944 TK9152 S244 2012 Open Access Book Book

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An abundance of information exists on safety culture related to the operational phases of nuclear power plants; however, pre-operational phases present unique challenges. This publication focuses on safety culture during pre-operational phases that span the interval from before a decision to launch a nuclear power programme to first fuel load. It provides safety culture insights and focuses on eight generic issues: safety culture understanding; multicultural aspects; leadership; competencies and resource competition; management systems; learning and feedback; cultural assessments; and communication. Each issue is discussed in terms of: specific challenges; desired state; approaches and methods; and examples and resources. This publication will be of interest to newcomers and experienced individuals faced with the opportunities and challenges inherent in safety culture programmes aimed at pre-operational activities.