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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2013

January 2013

Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Corrective Action Effectiveness Review

The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), evaluated the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) safety system oversight (SSO) assessment of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) corrective actions to address prior LASO SSO findings. The purpose of the LASO assessment was to evaluate the effectiveness of LANL’s performance feedback and improvement process and provide U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) line management with objective information on LASO’s effectiveness in managing corrective issues related to nuclear facility safety. The LASO assessment was conducted July 25-29, 2012, and the final report was issued on October 22, 2012.