Former ALARA Centers at Hanford and Savannah River Sites
former Hanford ALARA Center provided assistance regarding new tools and work practices
that can reduce exposure for workers and reduce the risk of spread of contamination,
while getting the work done more efficiently. The Hanford ALARA Center was closed in September 2011.
The former Integrated Safety Solutions Center (ISSC) was located in 766-H at SRS and contained equipment and information to support field implementation of the ALARA concept and industrial safety equipment for the continuous improvement in determining what is technologically reasonably achievable to reduce worker exposure to hazards in the workplace. The SRS ISSC was closed in October 2012.
Both former ALARA Centers were staffed by professionals
responsible for keeping abreast of new equipment, technologies and techniques to
support radiological work with cost effective solutions. There were a variety of
innovative items on display to allow visitors the opportunity to use and borrow
select items for field use.
A phone-based D&D Hotline was established at the Hanford ALARA Center to assist
the DOE cleanup community by providing a real-time resource for information on potential
solutions to cleanup questions. The intent of the phone-based Hotline was to rapidly
disseminate lessons learned and information on best practices, thus providing solutions
to D&D challenges across the DOE Complex and beyond. The web-based Hotline on D&D KM-IT has captured the information generated by the former phone-based Hotline to make it available to members of the D&D community. In addition, the D&D KM-IT web-based Hotline continues to provide solutions from SMS to the challenges faced by the D&D community users.