FIELD TRIAL SAFETY AUDIT & RECOMMENDATIONS. PHASE II

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Authors
  1. Semeniuk, J.
  2. Walewski, K.
  3. Friend, J.
  4. Fedor, V.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Semeniuk & Semeniuk Inc, Edmonton ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
A safety audit of the Field Trials at the Defence Reserach Establishment Suffield was conducted by Emeniuk & Semeniuk Inc, during January, 1997. Audit team members included Joe Semeniuk, Kaz Walewski, and Joe Friend. Audit activites included extensive document review and a week long data gathering tour of the Establishment. During the data gathering, over thirty DRES personnel were interviewed. As well, field trials were observed and various facilities were visited. Through this data gathering, the team developed a sound understanding of the field trials process. From the data gathering, the team identified a number of issues related to trials safety and efficiency. These included the presence of perhaps too much documentation, the current practice of treating all trials as posing equal risk, some conflicts among various groups involved in field trials, and an overall lack of vigor in the "general" safety program at DRES. The team developed four key recommendations as a result of analysis of all data collected. These center on introduction of a hazard assessment process, consolidation and updating of documentation, redistribution of some duties, and a re-development of the "general" safety function at DRES. These recommendations will serve to maintain/enhance safety and will provide opportunity for some increased efficiency.
Report Number
DRES-CR-97-35 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 1997
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
98-00313
CANDIS No
506938
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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