It is an expectation of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Radioactive Materials Program and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Individuals and organizations utilizing radioactive material establish and maintain a positive safety culture commensurate with the safety and security significance of their activities and the nature and complexity of their organizations and functions.

"Safety Culture is defined as the core values and behaviors resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure protection of people and the environment."

The following Safety Culture Policy Statement has been prepared for the University of Virginia’s Radioactive Materials Program. It describes programs and practices in place at the University that support the organizational traits deemed necessary for the existence of a positive safety culture.

Safety Culture Policy Statement: word | pdf

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