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Human Reliability


The Structured Trusted Employee Program (STEP) Evaluation is an example of a method for identifying, assessing, and retaining reliable and trustworthy individuals that was developed through the ORNL Human Reliability Program.

Human reliability, assurance, and performance issues are becoming worldwide safety and security concerns. The mission of the ORNL Human Reliability Program (HRP) is to create a unique environment in which solutions for these issues can be researched and new methodologies and technologies that will enhance our national security can be developed. The goal is to develop and deploy new tools, techniques, and methods for identifying, assessing, and retaining reliable and trustworthy individuals. The Structured Trusted Employee Program (STEP) Evaluation is an example.

The HRP Center for Human Reliability Safety and Security Studies (CHRS3) serves as an international resource for mitigation of risk related to insider threats, human assurance, and human performance. CHRS3 has been central to developing unique solutions through engagement of researchers in the development of new technologies and methodologies used to detect deception, identify safety and security concerns, and enhance employee wellness programs. The Human Assurance Laboratory within CHRS3 provides an environment where external researchers can collaborate with CHRS3 researchers on the development and evaluation of new methodologies.

For more information, contact:
Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division
865.574.6136

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