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Welcome to the Integrated Safety Management and Quality Assurance Operational Working Groups of the Energy Facility Contractors Group Knowledge Portal.

The purpose of this portal is to allow members of the Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Quality Assurance (QA) Planning community to keep well-informed of the latest training, news, issues, and events across the Department of Energy’s (DOE) complex; for the sharing of innovative ideas and practices; and to collaborate virtually on the development and implementation of new ISM and QA processes and practices.

The ISM & QA Working Group sponsors the following Subgroups/Task Groups:

Feedback & Improvement Subgroup

Safety Culture & HRO Subgroup

Quality Assurance Subgroup

Work Management Subgroup

Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Task Group 

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

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


ISM & QA Working Group

John McDonald - Chair

Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality Manager

Washington River Protection Solutions

PO Box 850 / MS R2-53

Richland, WA 99352

Phone: (509) 373-0418

Cell: (509) 438-9257

E-mail: John_A_McDonald@rl.gov

1st Vice Chair - Vacant 


Alice M. Lewis, Secretary

Quality Professional

Acquisition Quality Support Service Manager

 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PO Box 999, MS J2-60

902 Battelle Blvd

Richland, WA 99352

Phone: (509) 371-7813

Cell: (509) 539-1733

E-mail: alice.lewis@pnnl.gov