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Integrated Safety Management Policy

This Integrated Safety Management (ISM) System Description (ISMSD) defines how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) integrates environment, safety, and health requirements and controls into Federal work activities, and oversees implementation of ISM within EM federal and contractor activities. It explains our safety values, objectives and approach for ensuring protection to the public, worker and the environment, consistent with DOE Policy 450.4, Safety Management System Policy. The ISMSD describes how EM conducts work following the seven ISM Guiding Principles, the five ISM core functions, and also incorporates the four supplemental safety culture elements from DOE Implementation Plan to Improve Oversight of Nuclear Operations (in response to Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1), dated October 2006. Finally, this document establishes the EM Headquarters expectations for establishing and maintaining a safety conscious work environment at all level within the organization.