United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Culture Policy Statement (NUREG/BR-0500, Revision 3)

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Date Published: March 2015

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Policy Statement

The Safety Culture Policy Statement sets forth the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) expectation that individuals and organizations performing regulated activities establish and maintain a positive safety culture commensurate with the safety and security significance of their activities and the nature and complexity of their organizations and functions.

This policy statement applies to all licensees, certificate holders, permit holders, authorization holders, holders of quality assurance program approvals, vendors and suppliers of safety-related components, and applicants for a license, certificate, permit, authorization, or quality assurance program approval subject to NRC authority. In addition, the Commission encourages the Agreement States (States that assume regulatory authority over their own use of certain nuclear materials), their licensees, and other organizations interested in nuclear safety to support the development and maintenance of a positive safety culture within their regulated communities.

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