The Lessons Learned and Best Practices Program is part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Issues Management Program, which was developed so that LBNL management can ensure ongoing improvement of safety and reliability, prevent the recurrence of significant adverse events/trends, and determine implementation strategies that will help LBNL successfully meet the missions and goals set forth by the Department of Energy (DOE). Based on operating experience information transmitted from the Federal Government and industry, and from LBNL’s own operating experience, Lessons Learned and Best Practices Briefings are developed and disseminated to applicable personnel and organizations, including LBNL personnel located at other locations.
The Lessons Learned/Best Practices Database is an online tool that may be used by any LBNL employee to document, route for review and approval, and disseminate internal or external Lessons Learned or Best Practices to specified target audiences. Additionally, this database which is accessible from anywhere in the world enables LBNL employees to search for Lessons Learned or Best Practices for general information, work planning, or trend and analysis purposes. This database is designed with extensive reporting capabilities so that the data captured in the database may be used to gauge the effectiveness of the program.