John A McDonald » Safety


The Safety Working Group (SWG) is chartered to assist member companies in attaining and maintaining the highest levels of safety and regulatory performance in the operation of DOE/NNSA facilities/projects. The SWG achieves this by:

  • Seeking out, developing, and promoting best management and operating practices
  • Facilitating the exchange of operating experiences and information on safety/regulatory programs and their effectiveness, as well as designing studies and developing position and technical papers to inform DOE/NNSA regulations and directives processes where appropriate
  • Providing DOE/NNSA and member companies with access to a network of subject matter experts
  • Identifying opportunities to save and/or avoid costs in the implementation of their safety and regulatory programs
  • Assisting member companies in implementing effective safety and regulatory programs through peer reviews and consultations
  • Arranging for training and awareness workshops to enhance the competency of safety professionals

Upcoming Events

Health Physics Instrumentation Committee meeting will take place at National Atomic Testing Museum on 04/04/2017 - 04/06/2017 at 12:00 am

Engineering Practices Subgroup Meeting will take place at DOE Forrestal Building on 04/25/2017 - 04/26/2017 at 8:00 am

EFCOG Integrated Safety Management (ISM) & Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group Spring Meeting will take place at on 05/08/2017 - 05/11/2017 at 8:00 am

Regulatory & Enforcement Technical Subgroup Meeting will take place at Nevada National Security Site DOE/NNSA Nevada Support Facility on 05/11/2017 at All Day

EFCOG Annual Meeting will take place at DOE Forrestal Building on 06/07/2017 - 06/08/2017 at 8:00 am

EFCOG/DOE Electrical Safety Workshop 2017 will take place at Hanford Site on 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017 at 12:00 am

Worker Safety & Health Subgroup Meeting will take place at DOE Forrestal Building on 10/24/2017 - 10/26/2017 at 12:00 am





John A McDonald

Chair Washington River Protection SolutionsOrganizational Performance Improvement Manager Work PO Box 850 MS R2-53 Richland WA 99352 Work Phone: (509) 373-0418 Cell Phone: (509) 438-9257

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Engineering Practices Subgroup 

Integrated Safety Management Subgroup
Nuclear & Facility Safety Subgroup
Quality Assurance Subgroup

Regulatory & Enforcement Subgroup
Sustainability & Environment Subgroup
Worker Safety & Health Subgroup



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EFCOG Alerts


EFCOG SCI Alert 2007-001

EFCOG Alert 001-2005