* Procedures and Guidelines
ISR assists local and national emergency management organizations in the development of plans and procedures to deal with terrorist events involving the use of radiation or radioactive devices as a threat. ISR's services have been retained by provincial, national and international organizations to develop guidance in this area. ISR can:
* Develop Terrorist Planning Scenarios
* Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
* Develop CBRNE Procedures
* Develop and Deliver CBRNE Training
ISR and Magellan Engineering have formed a Team to assist organizations in developing procedures to mitigate the full range of CBRNE threats. We can work with your organization to analyze your requirements and vulnerabilities, and customize a CBRNE plan. The Team provides CBRNE counter-terrorism expertise and response.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
* Technical Planning Basis Development
* Development of National and International Guidelines, Doctrines and Strategies
* Audits and Evaluations
* Plans and Procedures
* Exercise Design, Conduct and Evaluation
* Emergency Information Management Systems
The technical planning basis translates the results of probabilistic and deterministic safety analyses into a practical and operational understanding of possible accidents and is used by emergency planners to identify emergency response requirements and optimize strategies. ISR has developed a unique methodology that takes into account the full spectrum of accidents, including severe accidents, into a consistent and balanced basis for developing emergency planning zones and plans that make sense.
ISR offers a unique combination of operational and technical skills to bridge the gap between the pure scientists and emergency planning and response practitioners. ISR has been at the forefront of the development of international guidance in nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness.
ISR has developed a performance-based approach for the evaluation of emergency response plans and capabilities. This method has been adopted by the IAEA and other international nuclear organizations.
Emergency plans and procedures are developed in a collaborative approach with nuclear power station personnel and regulatory authorities. The methodology used by ISR is based on a systematic analysis of emergency response functional requirements and an operational approach to organizational development.
ISR has developed the latest international guidance in this area and has applied it in dozens of exercises. ISR also offers S3-Exercise, a unique emergency exercise software that enables exercise planners to quickly and easily develop complex technical scenarios and provides real-time dynamically simulated field survey data based on time and GPS position.
ISR supplies software that allows emergency managers to keep track of dynamic field survey data and quickly identify trends.
ISR has conducted a large number of three to 10-day courses for senior emergency managers and technical support staff. ISR's approach is team-oriented and focuses on task-based knowledge.
* Probabilistic Risk Assessment
* Safety Analysis and Safety Case Development
* Accident Management
ISR develops methods and carries out analyses to characterize and evaluate safety issues, accident consequences and probabilistic risks associated with the operation of nuclear and radiological technologies.
In dispersion and health consequence analyses, ISR primarily uses COSYMA, an internationally recognized computer code designed for level III risk analyses, which incorporates complex dispersion and health impact models (acute and stochastic) based on international standards. ISR uses COSYMA as its tool of choice for the probabilistic calculation of deterministic and stochastic dose consequences. Most recently, ISR has completed a quantitative analysis of the probabilistic cost of accidents involving CANDU reactors for the Canadian regulatory organization. ISR has also worked with Eskom, the South African Regulator, to review the most recent Periodic Safety Review PRA and incorporate the results in a review of emergency planning zone requirements.
PCAire is a computer program developed to allow aircrew and frequent flyers a method to calculate radiation exposure during jet air flights. It was discovered that personnel flying at altitudes greater than 20,000 feet are exposed to significant levels of radiation. Further information: www.pcaire.com
* Licensing and Permits
* Programs and Procedures
* Software Development
* Environmental Impact Assessment
* Surveys and Evaluation
ISR assists organizations in getting regulatory approval for projects involving the use of radiation sources and nuclear facilities. This service draws on the wide spectrum of technical expertise available at ISR, combined with an intimate knowledge of the regulatory system from our senior associates from the nuclear industry and nuclear regulatory authorities, and with the outstanding technical writing skills of our staff, to provide the following:
* Development and management of a licensing strategy
* Development of licensing documentation
* Licensing submissions for radioactive sources
* PSAR and FSAR development
ISR develops systems and procedures in health physics and assists organizations in the development, certification and management of dosimetry programs. Such services include, for example:
* Shielding design and evaluation
* Dose management program design and implementation
* Evaluation of calibration and certification of dosimeter programs
* Radiation protection procedures development
S3 Exercise provides an easy and fast way to generate nuclear emergency exercise scenarios. Further information on S3 and a demonstration can be view at www.s3exercise.com.
International Safety Research (ISR), in association with Globalvision, has developed the next generation of emergency management software. This system is known as S3-FAST. It allows for the collection and synthesis of raw field data into a real-time command map, allowing decision makers to make effective recommendations for the protection of the public. Data is automatically collected through a wireless network eliminating the requirement for intensive manual data collection and entry.
Safety Management Systems
* Development and Implementation
* Safety Culture Assessment
* Assessment and Audit
ISR can assist organizations in developing and implementing a safety management system (SMS). SMS is a holistic approach to risk management that incorporates the identification and control of safety issues in the very fabric of an organization. Our experience is not limited to the nuclear industry; ISR has also provided this service to the Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Navy and the Canadian aviation industry.
ISR develops SMS programs for the nuclear, chemical, military and aviation industries. This wide-ranging experience enables us to provide assistance in SMS development and training to organizations of different types, size and scale of operations.
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