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TTS is committed to performing work safely and we support the Department of Energy (DOE) policy of using management systems to integrate safety into work practices at all levels.

Turnkey is devoted to safety and understands that all accidents are preventable. The health and safety of our personnel, the public, and the environmental stewardship are our company’s commitments far and beyond others. TTS provides all training, monitoring, and personal protective equipment required for personal health and safety along the very highest standards of quality. Along these are the manners in which we constantly operate and innovate.

Safety Culture and Integrated Safety Management

TTS requires all workers to participate in the development and implementation of safety management systems. “Safety” in this context encompasses environment, safety, and health (ES&H), including waste minimization and pollution prevention.

All TTS programs and departments actively pursue continuous improvement, and the addition of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) concepts further strengthens this institutional culture. TTS has accepted the ISM concept under DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR) Clause 970.5204-2 and DOE Policy 450.4, Safety Management System Policy.

TTS has adopted DOE’s guiding principles and core functions of ISM on a corporate level and in all the individual program/development plans. These flexible guidelines are tailored to the nature of the work and the severity o the hazards and environmental risks encountered in individual situations. TTS line managers incorporate ISM into management and work practices at all levels to ensure that safety is an integral part of day-to-day activities, and is not the sole responsibility of ES&H professionals.

These principals and functions form the basis of TTS’s culture and have been incorporated into the TTS Quality Assurance Plan.

Core Functions

TTS policies and procedures incorporate the five core functions, as defined by the DOE. These are the key elements that support the program/department ISM plans. Managers incorporate these functions into daily work activities:

Define the scope of work: missions are translated into work, expectations are set, tasks are identified and prioritized, and resources are allocated.

Analyze the hazards: hazards associated with the work are identified, analyzed, and categorized.

Develop and implement hazard controls: applicable standards, policies, procedures, and requirements are identified and agreed upon; controls to prevent/mitigate hazards are identified and controls are implemented.

Perform work within controls: 
readiness is confirmed and work is performed safely.

Provide feedback and continuous improvement: 
information on the adequacy of controls is gathered, opportunities for improving the definition and planning of work are identified, and line and independent oversight is conducted.