FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Other NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety II DOC 4ca6eece-ed8a-43a2-b7ae-ba137e79a81e [73676]: Department of Commerce [12]: http://www.doc.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Dr. Paul A. Croce retired, Vice President and Manager of Research FM Global Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Kenneth Fivizzani retired, Manager of Chemical Safety Programs at Ondeo Nalco Company Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Tony Haymet Professor, University of California San Deigo Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr.. Kenneth C. Rogers retired, Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Charles Shank retired, Director, and researcher AT&T Bell Laboratories Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. William VanSchalkwyk retired, senior EHS central administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Thomas Young retired, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corporation Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer The Commission met only twice. It accomplished its purpose by reviewing background information provided by NIST in advance and by convening two one-day meetings, one at NIST Gaithersburg (MD) and one at NIST Boulder (CO). Those meetings involved presentations by NIST management and staff, focus-group discussions, and laboratory visits. The Commission the wrote and provided to NIST its final report. 3a3cf591-9d9a-4eff-a6f7-753d41832e36 The Commission supports NIST’s efforts to provide everyone who works for, works at, and visits NIST with a safe and healthful working environment and to strengthen NIST leadership and management overall through clearer roles, responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilities 61ca1348-41dc-46bf-9b21-6b861d3df2cf Recommandations The second NIST Blue Ribbon Commission will assess NIST’s progress in addressing the findings of the first NIST Blue Ribbon Commission and identify additional opportunities to strengthen management and safety at NIST. In particular, the Commission will assess NIST’s progress in: Making safety a core value at NIST;Integrating safety with the conduct of operations in a meaningful way across organizational units;Benchmarking safety protocols and performance against similar organizations with strong safety cultures;Addressing a serious lack of resources for safety; andEngaging a staff that was eager, willing, and ready to embrace a safety culture. e4aaed3f-cbd8-4b11-b937-6d8f8fce0763 Make, Accept, Implement 7f79f796-bcee-4163-b3a1-f997f47078b3 a4ddbdee-fa3a-44a1-9a52-925c1fce1994 Recommendations Made Number NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety - II Department of Commerce Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 In summary, we recommend the following actions:1. Appoint crucial Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (and Principal Deputy).2. Address the enthusiasm gap in some senior management.3. Establish an Audit mechanism.In conclusion, the commission has thought about what would be a desirable end-state for safety at NIST. We would wish that the safety culture and program at NIST would be the standard by which all scientific laboratories would measure themselves. Within five years, senior science managers should be visiting NIST to learn about safety the way that scientists now visit NIST to learn about science and engineering 3 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 050563a7-c46c-49a8-bfeb-8932f92627e1 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety - II Department of Commerce For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 NIST has implemented all of the recommendations. NIST has appointed a new Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST senior management has committed to making safety a core value at NIST and to specific actions aligned with that commitment, and NIST has established and implemented a variety of audit mechanisms. NIST management has responded effectively to BRCI criticism. The entire NISTorganization has been revamped with clearer roles and responsibilities. Resources forsafety have been identified and applied. New talent has been attracted to a reorganizedsafety organization. Hazards analyses have been performed throughout theorganization. Major progress has been made in developing a safety culture at NIST.The Director has reorganized the various units to assist in promoting a safety imperative in all of NIST’s activities. Leadership and operations have been strengthened; safety roles and responsibilities have been clarified. A totally new safety management program has been created that emphasizes reviews, rewrites all relevant documentation, and establishes new training programs that are meaningful to the various operating units. High-quality, experienced safety professionals have been hired at both sites. Their specialties have been chosen so as to be able to provide useful safety support and partnership to the broad range of NIST’s activities. The morale within the new Office of Safety, Health, and Environment (OSHE) organization is high, including those members from the old Safety, Health, and Environment Department (SHED). Training related to safety and hazards has become a much higher priority, with hundreds of staff members voluntarily signing up for training programs. New mechanisms such as web sites and call centers have been established to make it as easy as possible for staff to access the resources and information they need to ensure safe operations. A new ticketing system tracks all requests for safety assistance. Staff can open and track their own tickets, thereby reinforcing their individual sense of safety ownership.The Director has established an Executive Safety Committee to serve as a customer- and stakeholder-focused body for discussion, development, and review of NIST-wide policies and procedures and to provide mechanisms for employee input and participation. Staff-initiated safety committees that focus on particular areas continue to be encouraged. In one Operating Unit, a safety committee of experts from outside NIST has been asked to meet with staff to discuss safety culture issues and to provide feedback to the Lab Director. This director has found the results to be very useful and encouraging.In summary, the development of a genuine safety culture at NIST is clearly under way. However, that Institute-wide goal has not yet been reached, and much steady effort over the months and years ahead will be required 100 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 ae0ab1fb-bf8d-45f9-99f5-65e33cbbb2a2 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety - II Department of Commerce There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 0 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.