Safety Culture/High Reliability Organization (HRO) Task Group


The Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) ISM Working Group leverages the expertise and experience of contractors to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The purpose of the Safety Culture subgroup is to enable complex wide collaboration in defining protocols for safety culture processes and share lessons learned. This subgroup is instrumental in providing DOE feedback and support in the development of expectations and related safety culture documents.

Safety culture is an organization’s values and behaviors modeled by its leaders and internalized by its members, which serve to make safe performance of work the overriding priority to protect the workers, public, and the environment.


Richard S. Hartley

Chair B&W Pantex Work PO Box 30020 Amarillo TX 79120 Work Phone: (806)477-6480

Cynthia L. Caldwell

Vice Chair Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Work PO Box 999 Richland WA 99352 Work Phone: (509) 371-7831

Farren J. Hunt

Secretary Battelle Energy Alliance Work 2525 Freemont Avenue Idaho Falls ID 83415 Work Phone: (208)526-3625

Adrienne King

Website Technical POC for SC/HRO Task Team Washington River Protection Solutions Work Phone: (509) 376‐6300

DOE Point of Contact

Patricia R Worthington

DOE Liaison Director, Health and Safety, Office of Health, Safety, and Security, US Department of Energy Work 1000 Independence Ave. SW AU-10 Washington DC 20585 Work Phone: (301)903-5392 Work Fax: (301)903-4672

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