In 2019, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report titled, Human and Organisational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety – Exploring 30 Years of Safety Culture. The report provides an overview of the proceedings of an international conference on nuclear safety that the IAEA held in February 2016 in Vienna, Austria. This conference was intended as an update of developments in the area of safety culture over the three decades that followed the 1986 Chernobyl accident. The main overarching themes that emerged during the conference include (1) leadership and culture for safety; (2) learning; and (3) systemic approach to safety through collaborative action. The conference validated the view that nuclear safety remained a ‘living issue’ underscoring the human and social aspects that underpinned the concepts of culture and leadership in the context of organisations. 

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency

The official press release is available here.

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