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Safety Culture Policy Statement

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) recognizes the importance of individuals at organizations performing or overseeing regulated activities establishing and maintaining a strong safety culture -- a work environment where management and employees are dedicated to putting safety first. An active and positive safety culture within IEMA and at regulated facilities is a key element in IEMA's mission to protect public health and safety.

The Safety Culture Policy Statement defines nuclear safety culture as the core values and behaviors resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure protection of people and the environment. In addition to the Federal Register Notice containing the Final Safety Culture Policy Statement, a brochure and poster are also available.

Safety Culture Case Studies

Safety Culture Case Studies have been developed to provide real-life events where review of the circumstances surrounding the event and the results of the investigations found clear examples of the role that safety culture played in contributing to or in lessening the causes and consequences of the event.

Currently available case studies: