The HSS Library is a collection of documents
within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) website.
We have organized the collection topically to assist our
users in easily and quickly locating HSS information.
Should you have any questions or need assistance
in locating a particular document, please contact HSS User Support.
Documents supporting the overall improvement in DOE's
nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and security
programs through management and implementation of
the DOE statutorily required enforcement programs.
Types of documents include: Press Releases; Guidance
and Interpretations; Program Reviews; Reports, and
The Office of Environmental
Protection, Sustainability Support and Corporate Safety
Analysis (SESA) works proactively with DOE headquarters
and field offices to foster continuous improvement and
shape behavior in nuclear safety and environmental protection
before incidents occur. It also serves as a corporate
technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource
to support line organizations in the resolution of nuclear
safety and environmental issues and management concerns,
as well as provide high-quality, customer-oriented assistance
that enables improved DOE program and field implementation
of nuclear safety and environmental protection.
The Office of Health establishes worker safety and
health requirements and expectations for the Department
to ensure protection of workers from the hazards associated
with Department operations. The Office conducts health
studies to determine worker and public health effects
from exposure to hazardous materials associated with
Department operations and supports international health
studies and programs. It implements medical surveillance
and screening programs for current and former workers
and supports the Department of Labor in the implementation
of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation
Program Act (EEOICPA). Additionally, the Office provides
assistance to Headquarters and field elements in implementation
of policy and resolving worker safety and health issues.
HSPD-12 directs the implementation of a new standardized
badging process, which is designed to enhance security,
reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy
by establishing a mandatory, Government-wide standard
for secure and reliable forms of identification issued
by the Federal Government to its employees, contractors,
and other classes of individuals.
NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (NTC) Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Kirtland AFB, the mission of the NTC is to provide DOE Safety and Security personnel with quality training in support of professional development. The NTC will effectively and efficiently develop, deliver, and evaluate DOE Safety and Security training. The NTC will continue to focus on identifying and meeting the Department's training needs and forming partnerships to improve its operational effectiveness.
The Office of Nuclear Safety develops DOE-wide nuclear safety policies and assist the DOE site offices and their contractors in carrying out these policies to protect the public and the DOE community.
DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The Department's commitment to environment, safety, and health also relies upon work being conducted within an effective management system.
Safety documents address topics such as Accident Investigations,
Accident/Incident Reporting System, the Analytical
Services Program, Behavior-Based Safety/Human Performance,
Corrective Action Management Program, Federal Occupational
Safety and Health, Laboratory Accreditation Program,
as well as documents on covering risk reduction, improvement
of efficiency, and enhanced cost-effectiveness of
DOE processes and operations. Safety document also
address former and current worker safety activities.
The Office of Security Policy develops and promulgates
safeguards and security policy governing the protection
of National Security and other critical assets entrusted
to the Department and manages DOE-wide activities
for foreign national visits and assignments and determinations
of foreign ownership, control, or influence. The Office
of Security Technology and Assistance provides security
expertise to assist field elements in planning site
protection strategies and by coordinating with domestic
authorities to provide safeguards and security technical
assistance, technical systems support, and technology
development and deployment opportunities.
Archived Documents and
A collection of previous Web pages and documents.