Entergy Agrees to Survey of Safety Culture at Nuclear Plants

The survey will be done by a third party within a year at plants in Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Louisiana, to identify safety culture concerns that could be contributing to employees' willful misconduct.

A Confirmatory Order from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spells out actions that will be taken by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. and Entergy Operations, Inc. in the wake of an investigation by the NRC at the Entergy Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Port Gibson, Miss. The agency identified three apparent violations, including:

  • An examination proctor provided assistance on general employee training exams to contractor personnel.
  • From February to December 2016, three nonlicensed operators failed to tour all required areas of their watch station.
  • Three nonlicensed operators created documents indicating their rounds had been performed when they actually had not been completed.

Entergy and the NRC have agreed to a series of actions the companies will take across their fleet of nuclear plants in Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. These include a survey that will be done by a third party within a year at all plants to identify safety culture concerns that could be contributing to employees' willful misconduct, and Entergy will conduct annual training beginning in 2020 that emphasizes its intolerance of willful misconduct.

Entergy also will perform annual effectiveness reviews of its corrective actions for three years.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz