The INPO Industrial Safety Working Session was held December 13-15, 2011 at the INPO offices in Atlanta, Georgia. The session was attended by 55 nuclear industrial safety and health professionals from the USA, Canada and South Africa.
Special thanks to Bert Flynn, Xcel Energy and Neal McKenney, INPO for assembling a great agenda.
INPO made presentations to the group on how they evaluate Industrial Safety within the nuclear industry as well as an update on current AFIs, strengths and focus areas.
To learn more about AFIs, strengths and focus areas > click here
INPO also made presentations on Outage Safety and AP 930 "Supplemental Personnel Process Description" and provided operating experience on Hot Work and Confined Spaces.
Various Utility safety professionals from XCel, Duke, Progress Energy and OPG also gave presentations on 24/7 Focus on Safety, Leading Indicators update, Falling Object Prevention and results of a Personnel Hazard Analysis completed to adrress recommendation #8 of SOER 10-1: Large Power Transformer Reliability.
What was impressive about the session was the fact that some utilities provided examples of what they have done to implement leading indicators as well as applying learnings from others in areas such as MSD prevention. This is exactly what we need to be doing - learning from each other to keep getting safer.
Bill Gregory, NISHA Chair provided an update on the NISHA Board's activities including results of a recent survey that asked NISHA contacts their thoughts about the association, its direction and value afforded its members An online tour of the NISHA website was given so attendees could see first hand the utility safety documents available to members as an easy means of benchmarking.
In addition an OSHA representative provided an update followed by a spirited discussion with regards to OSHA reporting.
There were also sessions built in the agenda to allow attendees to share best practices, ask questions of their peers and as well INPO faciliated discussions to assess areas of concern across the industry and at their plants.
INPO has made the materials available to attendees. To view the files > click here