Waste Management

Abstract:When Fluor Corp. partnered with the Department of Energy to clean up its nuclear site in Hanford, WA, the company ensured that the job was performed safely by relying on statistical process control and other quality methods. Efforts taken during this enormous environmental cleanup project were so effective that Fluor won national recognition, including an award from the National Safety Council. Fluor has been active in the DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program that promotes safety and health measures through cooperative efforts among labor, management, and government at DOE sites throughout the country. The company is now applying the same methods at Savannah River Nuclear …

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Great article on SPC used for something other than manufacturing processes.
--Aimee Siegler, 05-11-2010


Knowing the goal, establishing processes to reach the goal and applying corrective actions in process requires data for the making of decisions. Steve shares a real-world project, a big project, in which statistical process control is key to the effective making of necessary decisions. This well-written article presents how-to and how-come insights related to making decisions that guide the work of many people and work teams. The role of employees in accommodating changes is a key factor Steve considered in the article.
--Jerry Brong, 05-11-2010

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