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Human Resources Development

Policy on Human Resources Development for Safety Infrastructure

Vienna, 08–12 October 2012

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These training materials consist of lectures and presentations given during the Asian Nuclear Safety Network seminar “Policy on Human Resources Development for Safety Infrastructure”. Nuclear technology, based on nuclear physics and other advanced sciences and technologies, demands high levels of knowledge and experience as priority must be given to safety. Decision makers must be aware that building nuclear safety competence is a multidisciplinary and multi institutional undertaken with a scope, level of effort and cost well beyond that normally required for other industrial developments. This awareness is essential for an informed national commitment, if a decision to embark on a Nuclear Power Program (NPP) is made. It is needed to build institutional knowledge, attract, train and sustain a competent work force capable of conducting a safe and reliable nuclear programme. This includes managerial and subject knowledge with a special focus on nuclear safety matters. The following aspects should be considered: 1) Evolving needs in the various phases of safety infrastructure; 2) Target audience and organizations to receive training; 3) Type of knowledge required; 4) Depth of knowledge required. Building up the necessary education system to underpin the needs for nuclear knowledge is a key activity for countries embarking on a Nuclear Power Program.

The first part provides an introduction to Human Resource Management related to SSG-16 actions.

The second part provides an overview of IAEA support.


1. Human Resources

Introduction to Human Resource Management and SSG-16 Actions
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Human Resource Hiring Strategies
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Human Resource Sustainability
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2. IAEA assistance

IAEA's Approach to Safety Culture
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Self-Assessment of the National Safety Infrastructure for a NPP
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Safety Packages of IAEA Assistance for Establishing Safety Infrastructure
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IAEA Global Safety Assessment Network (GSAN) - BY PETER WELLS
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Target group: Staff of regulatory authorities and its technical support organizations. Viewers should be involved in activities related to education and training as well as human resources development, training managers and senior staff with decision capacity to advise on overall education and training programmes in their country.
Media: 7 Online Presentations or 2 DVDs with Video-Synchronized Power Point Presentations


The information contained in these video lectures cannot be changed or modified in any way and should serve only the purpose of promoting exchange of experience, knowledge dissemination and training in nuclear safety. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAEA or the governments of IAEA Member States and as such is not an official record. The IAEA makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by the IAEA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA

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