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NKS Programme Area:NKS-R
Research Area:Organisation and safety culture
Report Number:NKS-60
Report Title:Nuclear Safety in Perspective. Final Report of the Nordic Nuclear Safety Research Project SOS-1
Activity Acronym:SOS-1
Authors: , Björn Wahlström, Kurt Lauridsen, Britt-Marie Drottz Sjöberg
Abstract:The aim of the NKS/SOS-1 project has been to enhance common understanding about requirements for nuclear safety by finding improved means of communicating on the subject in society. The project, which has been built around a number of seminars, was supported by limited research in three sub-projects: Risk assessment Safety analysis Strategies for safety management The report describes an industry in change due to societal factors. The concepts of risk and safety, safety management and systems for regulatory oversight are described in the nuclear area and also, to widen the perspective, for other industrial areas. Transparency and public participation are described as key elements in good risk communication, and case studies are given. Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment are described as important overall processes within which risk communication can take place. Safety culture, safety indicators and quality systems are important concepts in the nuclear safety area, but they also offer important challenges for the future. They have been subject to special attention in the project.
Publication date:01 Jun 2002
ISBN:ISBN: 87-7893-115-0
Number of downloads:954
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