The IX International Scientific and Practical Conference on NPP Safety Culture was held in Kiev on April 9–10, 2019. The conference was attended by the representatives of State Enterprise NNEGC “Energoatom” and Nuclear Power Plants of Ukraine, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, the State Research Center for Emergency Response Control Systems, the Institute for Safety Problems of NPPs of the NAS of Ukraine, etc. Foreign organizations were represented by experts from the World Association of Nuclear Power Plants (WANO), the EU Delegation in Ukraine, the Joint Support Office of the European Commission in Kyiv, Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Nuclear Research Institute Rzez, the Swedish Qualification Center AV, “Kozloduy” NPP (Bulgaria), the State Enterprise “Belarusian NPP”, Toshiba representative office in Ukraine and others.
The following issues were addressed at the conference:
- introduction and improvement of safety culture principles in the operation of nuclear power units;
- assessment of the current level of safety culture at nuclear power plants;
- analysis of the status and trends of safety culture development, improvement of the organization and management processes related to NPP safety;
- personnel management, human factor influence on NPP safety;
- familiarization with international experience in improving management processes related to NPP safety;
- development of legislative and regulatory support for the operation of the management system and the formation of a safety culture at nuclear power plants;
- summing up the development of safety culture at nuclear power plants.
Reports were presented in thematic sections:
- Security is purposeful training. Human resource management, human factor influence on NPP safety.
- Security is supported in all activities. Ensuring and improving the safety level of nuclear power plants (in the light of increasing safety culture).
- Leadership is manifested in security issues. Security is maintained in all activities.
Borysenko, M. Talerko, B. Prister, R. Godun, specialists from the ISP NPP, participated in the conference and made their presentations:
- Analysis of the implementation of the safety culture principles in the implementation of modern monitoring and diagnostic systems on the VVER-1000.
- Improving the effectiveness of emergency response to a severe accident in areas of influence of nuclear power plants through preventive integrated radioecological zoning of the territory.
- Events that increase the level of nuclear security at the NSC “Arch”.
According to the results of the conference, the participants adopted an appeal to employees of the nuclear industry, which focused on the priority of safety culture principles as one of the fundamental principles of ensuring NPP safety, and raising the level of safety culture is considered as a complex task of continuous improvement of the nuclear industry.