Quality Assurance (QA)
It is the policy of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to carry out all activities in a reliable, safe and quality manner.
To help fulfill this mission and ensure that the risks and environmental impacts are identified and minimized, and that the safety, reliability, and performance are optimized, LBNL has established and implemented an effective operating and quality program that supports compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations and the US Department of Energy (DOE) orders and requirements.
It is the intent of LBNL to establish a culture and work environment that encourages setting and maintaining effective standards, identifying and resolving issues, emphasizing a continual pursuit of improvement and fostering mutual respect and effective communication within LBNL, their suppliers, the public and other stakeholders.
The Operating and Quality Management Plan (OQMP) establishes quality program requirements for quality-affecting programs, projects and activities. LBNL and their subcontractors shall implement the applicable requirements of this OQMP within their systems for management and control of these activities.
It is the responsibility of every LBNL employee to achieve quality, identify problems and recommend improvements.
Program documents & resources
- QA Policy (Policy No. 04.03.001.000)
- Quality Assurance Program Description (Doc. No. LBNL/PUB-3111)
- Document Control 101 (Course No. BLI2005)
- Self-Assessment Guide (Doc. No. 04.02.003.001)
- Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA)
- Issues Management Program