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Operational Emergency


DOE O 151.1 defines Operational Emergency as a program that provides the framework for response to serious events involving health and safety, the environment, safeguards, and security.

For all activities, except Office of Secure Transportation (OST) activities, the following definition applies:

• A major unplanned or abnormal incident or condition that involves or affects DOE facilities and activities by causing or having the potential to cause serious health and safety or environmental impacts and requires additional resources to supplement the planned initial response offsite; and

For non-OST DOE offsite shipments:

• Any accident/incident involving an offsite DOE shipment containing hazardous materials that causes the initial responders to initiate protective actions at locations beyond the immediate/affected area.

No items have been linked to this term.
  • Administration
  • Business and Support Services
  • Environment
  • Leadership/Management
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Worker Protection

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