Plant Safety and Security
The NRC’s resident inspectors were sent to every U.S. nuclear power plant to examine the plants’ Severe Accident Management Guideline, which should contain or reduce the impact of accidents that damage a reactor core.
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All too often I hear or read about a companies’ great safety record only to read on about a major incident or accident and the devastating human and/or business impacts that occur. One central place to stay current regarding...
Industry has awakened to the term, risk assessment. Yet, many companies dealing with machine safety seem to still be wrestling with issues like; when, why, if, and how often in actually implementing robust programs.
Some companies and the machine safety folks are having difficulty meeting the new EN ISO 13849-1; 2008 requirements by the end of this year. So, my question remains, ARE WE READY? SIL (safety integrity level) and Cat (Category)...