A management system is a framework of processes, procedures and practices used to ensure that an organization can fulfill all tasks required to achieve its objectives safely and consistently. Personnel, equipment and organizational culture, as well as the documented policies and processes, are all elements of an organization that are integrated into one coherent management system. It continuously monitors its performance against these objectives, fostering a healthy safety culture.
The CNSC’s management system safety and control area (SCA) provides regulatory direction supported by internal expertise in quality assurance, quality management and management systems, which integrate all aspects of management to assure that licensee requirements for safety are established and applied coherently with other requirements. CSA standard N286-12, Management System Requirements for Nuclear facilities, forms the current licensing requirement for some nuclear power plant (NPP) licensees and is being adopted by the remaining NPP’s as well as all other class 1, Uranium mines and mills and Waste licensees and is the standard to which these facilities will all be measured. This standard applies to all life-cycle phases which can exist within a nuclear facility, from design and procurement to construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning.
In this category, you will find research and technical information about management system oversight including management review, self-assessment, independent assessment, organizational roles and responsibilities, information management, resources, work management, supply chain management, change management, operational experience, problem identification and resolution (including corrective actions, root cause analysis, event reporting and trending) and configuration management.
Technical papers and abstracts
- Environmental Qualification Program Requirements for the Long-Term Operation of Canadian Nuclear Power Plants
- Leadership and Management Review
- Regulatory Challenges for Human Factors in Small Modular Reactors
- Regulatory Oversight of Safety Culture
- Presentation on Preparing Workers for the Unexpected
- Regulatory oversight – Approach to life extension of nuclear research reactors
- Minimum staff complement: Safety in numbers
- Regulatory assessment of integrated safety reviews for nuclear plants refurbishment
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