On 13 September 2018, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) launched a report on the outcomes of the Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum (CSSCF): Sweden.
This first-of-its-kind nuclear safety culture forum was organised in January 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, in co‑operation with the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). The event examined how nuclear safety culture is affected by the national cultural context of the country operating a nuclear facility. It brought together experts representing both the nuclear industry and the regulatory authority in Sweden, with the objective of helping organisations maintain a healthy safety culture for the safe operations of nuclear installations and for effective regulatory activities.
William D. Magwood, IV, Director‑General of the NEA, Fredrik Hassel, SSM Deputy Director General, Ian Moss, Programme Manager at WANO, and Ann Berg, Vice President of Corporate Independent Oversight at Vattenfall AB, shared the key findings of the forum. They then opened the discussion on how a national context relates to safety culture, and how operators and regulators could think about these influences in their day-to-day activities.