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Best Practices Master Listing


(Last Update 11/12/14)

  • Best Practice #1 - Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Authorities (R2A2's) - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #2 - Self-Assessment Program  - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #3 - Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Software - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #4 - Application of a Senior Management Executive Steering Committee for ISM Leadership - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #5 - Hazardous Materials Tracking System (HAZTRAK) - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #6 - Automated Job Hazard Analysis - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #7 - A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Safety Performance - 08/08/02

  • Best Practice #8 - Continual Improvement of ISMS Through Statistical Trending - 11/20/02

  • Best Practice #9 - Key Performance Indicator Program - 12/02/02

  • Best Practice #10 - Engineering Standards Program Best Practices

  • Best Practice #11 - Regulatory Agency Action and Inspection Tracking Systems - 12/16/03

  • Best Practice #12 - Defining and Implementing an Environmental Management System at a Large Complex Facility using Activity Based Compliance - 12/16/03

  • Best Practice #13 - Practical Criticality Controls Training Facility

  • Best Practice #14 - Standard Work Week Critiques

  • Best Practice #15 - Work Management Reporting System

  • Best Practice #16 - Worker Feedback

  • Best Practice #17 - Work Window Manager

  • Best Practice #18 - Quick Fix Work

  • Best Practice #19 - Problem Evaluation Request (PER) -- A Comprehensive, Low Threshold, Electronic Work Initiation / Problem Identification System

  • Best Practice #20 - Joint Review Group (JRG) -- A Senior Review Committee for Complex/High Risk Work Packages

  • Best Practice #21 - Work Management Centers

  • Best Practice #22 - Expedited / Fix It Now (FIN) Work Processes

  • Best Practice #23 - Use of Delay Codes

  • Best Practice #24 - Electronic Routing and Approval

  • Best Practice #25 - Work Package Contents -- Only Contain What's Needed By The Mechanic In The Field

  • Best Practice #26 - Winter Enclosure Improves Safety and Schedule - 06/24/04

  • Best Practice #27 - Template for Sustainable Design Standards

  • Best Practice #28 - Ultra Safe Rigging and Lifting - 09/21/04

  • Best Practice #29 - Mortar-lining Aged Water Distribution Lines Protects Groundwater and Minimizes Waste - 12/08/04

  • Best Practice #30 - 360 Degree Photography Implements ALARA Principle - 12/08/04

  • Best Practice #31 - Consolidated Audits of Analytical Laboratories and TSDFs Leverage Resources and Improve Quality

  • Best Practice #32 Rev-1 - Reducing Time and Cost through use of a General Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Construction Activities  - 12/12/13

  • Best Practice #33 - Effective Use of Time Outs - A Best Practice Summary (SRS)  - 03/21/05

  • Best Practice #34 - Enhanced Worker Classification Awareness as an Activity Risk Control - 03/23/05

  • Best Practice #35 - Building Commissioning for Non-Nuclear Facilities - 07/24/05

  • Best Practice #36 - Worker Led Multi Faceted Approach Improves Safety 08/13/05)

  • Best Practice #37 - Improved Electrical Controls - 08/13/05

  • Best Practice #38 - Worker Protection from Carbon Monoxide (CO) Production from Plasma Arc Torch Cutting of Stainless Steel in Confined Space - 08/13/05

  • Best Practice #39 - Security Requirements Integration Team - 10/08/05

  • Best Practice #40 - Enhance Security Through Human Error Reduction (ESTHER) - 10/31/05

  • Best Practice #41 - Use of Reliability Centered Maintenance Concepts for Fire Protection Components - 04/21/06

  • Best Practice #42 - Guidance for Retro-Commissioning - 04/21/06

  • Best Practice #43 - Avoiding Procedure and Database References in Regulator Approved/Enforced Documents Simplifies Work Transition Between Contractors and Saves Money - 11/14/06

  • Best Practice #44 - Web-based EMS Awareness Training Improves EMS Knowledge While Saving Time and Money - 11/14/06

  • Best Practice #45 - Energy Management Program - 01/19/07

  • Best Practice #46 - Electrical Functional Area Qualifications - 02/15/07

  • Best Practice #47 - Controlling Energized Electrical Work Hazards - 02/22/07

  • Best Practice #48 - Electrical Severity Measurement Tool R3 Updated - 06/24/13

  • Best Practice #49 - Evaluation and Control of Airborne Fungal Populations for Worker Protection during the Deactivation of an Abandoned Process Facility (U) - 09/01/07

  • Best Practice #50 - Post-Deactivation Surveillance and Maintenance of Excess Facilities - 09/01/07

  • Best Practice #51 - Use of Commercial Rigid Polyurethane Foam for Decontamination and Decommissioning - 09/01/07

  • Best Practice #52 - Implementation of NFPA Arc Flash Requirements in D&D - 12/18/07

  • Best Practice #53 - Assets for Value Contracts - 12/18/07

  • Best Practice #54 - Open Air Demolition of Radiological Contaminated Structures - 02/19/08

  • Best Practice #55 - Achieving the First Record of Decision on a Canyon in the Complex - 03/21/08

  • Best Practice #56 - Managing Migratory Birds and In-Use Nest - 10/26/08

  • Best Practice #57 - Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization Awards Program - 10/26/08

  • Best Practice #58 - EMS 'Green Lights' - 10/26/08

  • Best Practice #59 - Qualification of (ALL) Inspection and Test Personnel (Not Just QA Organizations) - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #60 - Construction Specifications - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #61 - Engineered Equivalency Applied to Construction Changes - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #62 - Items or Equipment/Material Storage - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #63 - Qualification of Suppliers/Distributors for Safety Related SSCs - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #64 - Rebar and Dowel Placement - 12/17/08

  • Best Practice #65 - Engineering Calculations - 01/10/09

  • Best Practice #66 - Performance of Arc Flash Calculations and Labeling - 06/17/09

  • Best Practice #67 - Providing Operations-Focused Environmental Regulatory Guidance to Enhance Operational Ownership and Regulatory Compliance - 07/09/09

  • Best Practice #68 - Deployed Staff Model - 11/08/09

  • Best Practice #69 - Performance Communications Center - 11/08/09

  • Best Practice #70 - Human Performance Factors Considered in Causal Analyses - 11/08/09

  • Best Practice #71 - Adoption of NFPA 70E 2009 in place of NFPA 70E 2004 - 03/10/10

  • Best Practice #72 - Post-doctoral Professional Development Program (PD2P) - 04/14/10

  • Best Practice #73 - Energy Systems Technology and Education Center - 04/14/10

  • Best Practice #74 - Developing a pipeline of potential critical skills candidates at the local level:  the High School Technology Academy - 04/14/10

  • Best Practice #75 - Jobsite Qualification Program for Subsurface Investigation Equipment Operators - 06/01/10

  • Best Practice #76 - EMS as a Compliance Vehicle - An Example: NPDES Compliance - 05/26/10

  • Best Practice #77 - Improved EMS/OSH Assessment Strategy - 05/26/10

  • Best Practice #78 - Requesting Excavation/Penetration Permits, Data Management and Client Relations - 05/28/10

  • Best Practice #79 - Safeguards and Security Tracking, Analysis and Reporting System (SSTARS) - 06/13/10

  • Best Practice #80 - Naming Conventions for Drawings, Specifications, Manuals and Procedures - 08/23/10

  • Best Practice #81 - Elements of a Best-Practice Safety Equipment List - 08/23/10

  • Best Practice #82 - Safety Basis Supplement - 08/23/10

  • Best Practice #83 - Fire Protection Program Applicability to DOE Contractor-Leased Facilities - 09/01/10

  • Best Practice #84 - Subsurface Investigations - 09/01/10

  • Best Practice #85 - ISMS and Safety Culture  - 10/26/10

  • Best Practice #86 - Space Management Practices - 11/04/10

  • Best Practice #87 - Safety Performance Index - 11/10/10

  • Best Practice #88 - Radiation Protection Technology Training Fast-Track - 02/26/11

  • Best Practice #89 - Emergency Preparedness Contributes to Correct Radiological and Medical Response Actions  - 02/26/11

  • Best Practice #90 - Addressing Short-Term Increased Training Demand - Recovery Act Training Challenges and Success at the Hanford Site - 02/26/11

  • Best Practice #91 - Successful Strategies for Integrating ISMS into the On-Boarding Process - 02/26/11

  • Best Practice #92 - Using Human Performance to raise staff awareness about potential security situations - 04/04/11

  • Best Practice #93 - Student Sustainability Challenge - 05/12/11

  • Best Practice #94 - Contractor Participation in Enforcement Conferences - 05/12/11

  • Best Practice #95 - Radioactive Waste Management Basis (RWMB) - 06/05/11

  • Best Practice #96 - Performance Assessment Scoping Process - 06/05/11

  • Best Practice #97 - Waste With No Identified Path for Disposal (WWNP) - 06/05/11

  • Best Practice #98 - Unreviewed Disposal Question Evaluation (UDQE) - 06/05/11

  • Best Practice #99 - Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Citation Determination - 06/05/11

  • Best Practice #100 - Open Air Demolition of Asbestos Gunite by Using Track Mounted Wet Cutting Saw - 06/13/11

  • Best Practice #101 - Explosive Demolition of Buildings 337, 337B and the 309 Stack at the Hanford's 300 Area - 06/13/11

  • Best Practice #102 - Waste Characterization/Classification - 06/13/11

  • Best Practice #103 - Working with Offsite High-Level Waste (HLW) Samples 07/07/11

  • Best Practice #104 - Fire Protection Program Assessments - 07/22/11

  • Best Practice #105 - Improving Access to and Control of Database Information - 07/22/11

  • Best Practice #106 - U-Learn - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Multi-Faceted, Multi-Modal On-Line Learning Program (http://ulearn.llnl.gov) - 09/08/11

  • Best Practice #107 - Recommended Structure for System Health Monitoring and Reporting  - 09/21/11

  • Best Practice #108 - Developing Every Leader at Every Level - 08/16/11

  • Best Practice #109 - Application of Expert USQDs to Expedite the USQ Process - 09/14/11

  • Best Practice #110 - Power Line Safety for Cranes/Derricks and High Profile Vehicular and Mechanical Equipment - 11/07/11

  • Best Practice #111 - Adoption of NFPA 70E 2012 in place of NFPA 70E 2009 - 10/20/11

  • Best Practice #112 - Electrical Safety Position Paper - Use of Automated External Defibrillators - 11/09/11

  • Best Practice #113 - Understanding, Assessing and Measuring a Culture of Operational Excellence - 11/29/11

  • Best Practice #114 - Best Practices in Support of Implementing the revised DOE USQ Guide, DOE G 424.1-1B - 12/03/11

  • Best Practice #115 - US DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program's Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer "Hands-On" Subcritical and Critical Experiments Training and Education Course - 12/03/11

  • Best Practice #116 - Environmental Scorecards - 01/10/12

  • Best Practice #117 - Integrated Controls Result in Significant Energy Savings - 02/06/12

  • Best Practice #118 - Integration of Multiple Annual Submittals into ISMS Annual Report - 02/12/12

  • Best Practice #119 - Integrated Assessment Plan (IAP) - 02/21/12

  • Best Practice #120 - Definitions/Guidance for DOE O 232.2 Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information, Occurrence Reporting Criteria, Group 2, Subgroup E, Hazardous Electrical Energy Control - 02/25/12

  • Best Practice #121 - Electrical Safety Assessment Criteria Document - 04/18/12

  • Best Practice #122 - Peer Review Process - 04/18/12

  • Best Practice #123 - Standardizing Configuration Item Designation/Re-designation Criteria - 04/19/12

  • Best Practice #124 - Risk-based Assessment - 04/20/12

  • Best Practice #125 - 50-Year Environmental Stewardship Plan - 05/08/12

  • Best Practice #126 - Radiological Surveys – Waste Transport Vehicles - 05/25/12

  • Best Practice #127 - Assessing Configuration Control of Drawing Files - 05/25/12

  • Best Practice #128 - Identifying and Capturing Configuration Management Information - 05/25/12

  • Best Practice #129 - Ensuring Notification of Recordkeeping Personnel When Documents are Created or Revised - 05/25/12

  • Best Practice #130 - “Operational Performance Reviews (OPR)” as a vital part of a maturing Contractor Assurance Process - 05/25/12

  • Best Practice #131 - “Institutional Risk Management Committee” as a vital part of a maturing the Contractor Assurance Process - 06/06/12

  • Best Practice #132 - Use of a Threat Assessment Team - 06/18/12

  • Best Practice #133 - The Use of Explosives to Demolish the 185-3K Cooling Tower - 08/04/12

  • Best Practice #134 - Historical Hazard Identification Process for D&D - 08/04/12

  • Best Practice #135 - The Learning Team Approach – When Thinking Together Finds More Possible Solutions - 09/18/12

  • Best Practice #136 - Flexible Packaging: Effective Design, Selection, and Use for Management of Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLW) and Components - 10/25/12

  • Best Practice #137 - Electrical Code Guidance for Decontamination and Decommissioning Activities at DOE Facilities - 11/09/12

  • Best Practice #138 - Structural Code Guidance for Decontamination and Decommissioning Activities at DOE Facilities - 11/09/12

  • Best Practice #139 - Development and Use of ORPS Program Performance Indicators - 12/05/12

  • Best Practice #140 - Performance of Commercial Grade Surveys - 12/11/12

  • Best Practice #141 - Management Leadership in the Field - 12/27/12

  • Best Practice #142 - Evaluation and Acceptance of Commercial Grade Items and Services - 01/03/13

  • Best Practice #143 - Lightning Protection and Grounding Systems Design, Installation, Testing, Maintenance and Inspection Safety - 02/22/13

  • Best Practice #144 - eUSQ – Computer Applications to Expedite the USQ Process - 02/27/13

  • Best Practice #145 - Disposal Innovations for Large Components Onsite at Savannah River Site - 03/21/13

  • Best Practice #146 - PNNL uses readiness methodology to stand up security officer protective force - 04/29/13

  • Best Practice #147 - PNNL simulates active-shooter, site-wide lockdown during working hours - 07/12/13

  • Best Practice #148 - Best Practices in Process Monitoring Reviews and Assessments on Implementation of the USQ Process - 07/19/13

  • Best Practice #149 - Best Practices in Categorical Exclusions Used in Implementing the USQ Process - 07/19/13

  • Best Practice #150 - Plan of the Day (POD) Leads to an Effective Pre-Job Brief - 07/24/13

  • Best Practice #151 - Task Preview – A Risk-Based Approach to Error Management in Work Planning - 08/02/13

  • Best Practice #152 - Cognizant Engineer/Alternate Cognizant Engineer System Assignment List - 08/23/13

  • Best Practice #153 - Process for Reporting Security Incidents and Concerns - 08/30/13

  • Best Practice #154 - Solar Powered Radioactive Air Environmental Monitoring - 10/30/13

  • Best Practice #155 - Preventing Use of Suspect/Counterfeit Bolt Fasteners in DOT Ratchet Type Tie-Down Assemblies - 11/21/13

  • Best Practice #156 - Internal Energy/Water Savings Reinvestment Programs - 11/27/13

  • Best Practice #157 - Using Laser safety questionnaires to gather assessment information and performance metrics data. - 12/09/13 

  • Best Practice #158 - Laser Safety Newsletter - 01/17/14

  • Best Practice #159 - Adoption of NFPA 70 2008 in place of NFPA 70 2005 - 02/28/14

  • Best Practice #160 - Reference guides to help laser users with laser lab design, laser operations, and laser disposal - 04/01/14

  • Best Practice #161 - Baseline Change Proposals and Contingency - 04/16/14

  • Best Practice #162 - Improving the Quality of Subcontractor Welding -04/22/14

  • Best Practice #163 - Field Tool for Estimating Incident Energy at Distance Using the Inverse Square Law - 04/24/14

  • Best Practice #164 - Developing a risk based subcontract audit approach - 06/11/14

  • Best Practice #165 - Management Assessment Evaluation and Feedback - 06/18/14

  • Best Practice #166 - Process for Safe, Efficient Laser Service Subcontractor Work - 07/28/14

  • Best Practice #167 - Lessons Learned in the Management of DOE Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Program – Critical to Tank Closures with tanks containing liquid radioactive waste that may be classified as High Level Waste (HLW) resulting in risk reduction at those sites. - 07/28/14 

  • Best Practice #168 - Best Practice for GHS Secondary Container Hazard Labeling - 08/05/14

  • Best Practice #169 - Contractor Enforcement Coordinator Training  - 08/05/14

  • Best Practice #170 - Effective Management and Disposal of Radioactive Wastes through application of Consolidation Approaches - 08/07/14

  • Best Practice #171 - Metals Moratorium Working Group - 08/31/14

  • Best Practice #172 - Termination of Safeguards Process - 08/31/14

  • Best Practice #173 - Compensatory Arc Flash Controls - 10/01/14

  • Best Practice #174 - CPR/DID Monthly Validation - 10/27/14

  • Best Practice #175 - Variance Analysis - 10/27/14

  • Best Practice #176 - Best Practices in Performing DSA Legacy Reviews - 11/05/14

  • Best Practice #177 - Adoption of NFPA 70 2011 in place of NFPA 70 2008 - 11/12/14

  • Best Practice #178 - Adoption of NFPA 70 2014 in place of NFPA 70 2011 - 11/12/14


 For more information on Best Practices contact:

Tom Helms, SRS SWPF Project

Best Practices Team Lead

(803) 643-1655

tom.helms@parsons.com