The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation recently concluded a workshop entitled “Enhancing Oversight of Safety Culture”. Participants learned about the importance, characteristics, and best practices of safety culture in nuclear facilities. Participants also discussed the need to take into account national culture and its impact on developing and maintaining a safety culture.
* International experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the International Atomic Energy Agency participated in the workshop.
* The workshop aimed to evaluate strategies to support and sustain a culture of safety in nuclear facilities.
* The experts exchanged views on the IAEA's methodology regarding safety culture and shared models from their countries.
Original Press Release:
Sept. 26 -- Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, Government of UAE issued the following news release:
?The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) recently concluded the workshop entitled: "Strengthening Regulatory Oversight of Safety Culture" in Abu Dhabi. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attendees learned about the importance, characteristics and best practices regarding safety culture.
Within the nuclear sector, safety culture refers to the core values and behaviours resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure protection of people and the environment.
Featuring international experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the IAEA, the workshop aimed to evaluate strategies for cultivating and sustaining safety culture, covering the fundamentals and importance of safety culture, and regulatory oversight of safety culture in nuclear facilities.
The international experts shared insights on the IAEA's approach to safety culture in addition to their countries' models, in addition to holding a session on FANR's regulatory approach to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant as the facility transitions from construction phase to operation, with three units currently in operation and the fourth in the process of receiving the operating license. Participants also discussed the need to consider the wider national culture and how it may affect efforts to develop and sustain a culture of safety.
FANR's regulatory framework for the UAE's nuclear and radiation sectors is built based on the IAEA safety standards and international best practices.
Source: Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, Government of UAE
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