The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has organized the International Conference on Human and Organizational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety – Exploring 30 Years of Safety Culture form 22 to 26 February 2016 in the IAEA headquarter. The main goal of the conference was to reflect on and share experiences related to the pivotal role that human and organizational aspects play in nuclear safety. Together with five Rosatom CICE&T specialists (Mr. Vladimir Aspidov, Mr. Eduard Volkov, Mrs. Marina Kandalova, Mrs. Elena Chernetskaja and Mrs. Tatiana Melnitskaja) around 300 specialists from 65 countries participated in the conference. Three main parts were under the conference focus:
- Reflection on the past lessons learned (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi accidents), and, in particular, on what has and what has not been used to improve nuclear safety.
- Reflection on current approaches, methods and research in nuclear safety area.
- Reflection on the future needs for building organizational resilience capabilities in order to further strengthen defence in depth.
Rosatom CICE&T representatives have taken part in dialogue, parallel and poster sessions presenting our institute activities in supporting Russian Federation and foreign nuclear facilities with training, Human and Organization Factors (HOF) approach applications, methodological support.
IAEA DDG Nuclear Safety and Security Department Juan Carlos Lentijo has marked in his closing statement main ideas for future development:
- From Safety Culture to Culture for Safety and Security;
- Identifying practical programs and practices that can make a difference to an Organization and avoid “Hyper Culture”;
- Taking a Systemic Approach to Safety;
- Recognizing that in complex systems collaboration with all players is necessary to assure safety.