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Safety Management System Policy

Safety Management Systems provide a formal, organized process whereby people plan, perform, assess, and improve the safe conduct of work. The Safety Management System is institutionalized through Department of Energy (DOE) directives and contracts to establish the Department-wide safety management objective, guiding principles, and functions.


The DOE safety management system consists of six components:

  • Objective
  • Guiding principles
  • Core functions
  • Mechanisms
  • Responsibilities
  • Implementation