The event examines how nuclear safety culture is affected by the national cultural context of the country operating a nuclear facility. It brings together experts representing both the nuclear industry and the regulatory authority in the host country, with the objective of helping organizations maintain a healthy safety culture for the safe operations of nuclear installations and for effective regulatory activities.
Experience has shown that the manifestation of cultural aspects – such as communication styles, the importance of hierarchy or of individuality – in organisational behaviours are important to the development of a healthy safety culture. Realising the goal of an optimal safety culture requires an appreciation and consideration of national context.
This appreciation requires considerable introspection into such issues, and the NEA is pleased to provide a framework to facilitate these important considerations.
The CSSCF convenes annually by a national workshop.
The CNRA believes in the importance of having a working group dedicated to safety culture. The Working Group on Safety Culture (WGSC) provides a senior level regulatory forum for exchanging information and experiences and engages in work to ensure that the safety culture of the regulatory body and wider interconnected system have a positive impact on safety.