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Hanford to Host ISMS Safety Workshop in Kennewick: Abstracts Due in June for September Event

May 18, 2011 - 12:00pm


RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Hanford will hold its annual DOE Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Champions Workshop on September 12-15, 2011, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash.

DOE’s Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection are hosting this year’s event. The purpose of the workshop is to promote a robust safety culture and educate attendees on safety developments and environmental compliance methods for effective implementation of the Integrated Safety Management System.

This year’s workshop will offer technical presentations on a variety of topics: Safety Culture; Leadership Commitment and Involvement; Employee Engagement and Involvement; Feedback and Improvement; Work Planning and Control; Environmental Sustainability; Health and Wellness; Contractor Assurance System; Quality Assurance; and Managing Risk to Achieve Excellence in the Conduct of Research.

Those interested in submitting abstracts for the workshop can visit the 2011 ISM webpage at The deadline for abstract submittal is June 6, 2011. A Poster Board session will also be available to a limited number of entrants. Questions about the workshop may be addressed to Workshop attendees are typically from across the nation’s complex of nuclear waste cleanup sites.

Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend the workshop. DOE has partnered with the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau to secure meeting space and local accommodations to make this a successful workshop.