Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Bring up “nuclear power” at a social gathering and you may get a few odd looks or chatter about mushroom clouds or the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents. The promise of nuclear power as a safe and reliable power source has a somewhat uneven past, ever since the Soviets connected the first power plant to their electric grid in June 1954. Even with today’s green energy push, nuclear remains the stepchild – not quite  fitting in with wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal; but still with tremendous potential when the wind won’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine.

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Internal Audit: Evaluating OHS Effectiveness

A company is preparing to implement a new occupational health & safety (OHS) policy. Management has proactively gathered necessary input from interested and affected stakeholders across the organization. They have informed and trained employees on the specifics and importance of adhering to this new OHS policy and advised them of their roles and responsibilities. Now the policy must stand on its own and become incorporated into the company’s day-to-day operations. Does management just walk away – assuming that employees will implement the new policy effectively, expediently and as intended; and that no issues, and hence, risk will arise? Or are they proactive in the implementation of the program? Continue Reading →