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IRSN partners in first "Risk Days" Wokshop


Organized by the Resoh chair (IRSN, Areva, DCNS) of the Ecole des Mines de Nantes and the Rite chair (Pays de Loire), the first "Risk Days" Wokshop are held November 16-18, 2016 in Nantes. Focusing on “Nuclear Technology, People and Society”, Risk Days brings together researchers whose work examines human, organizational and social issues relating to the use of nuclear technology.


Discussions during the event will consider:


  • sociological investigations in the nuclear field;
  • people and organizations in networks: collective management of risks and industrial safety;
  • nuclear regions: taking into account the integration of nuclear facilities in residential areas.

Each will include presentations from various disciplines, including management, sociology, safety science, political science and ergonomics. Risk Days offers an occasion to discuss research carried out as part of the AGORAS Project, started in 2014, to which IRSN contributes. It is one of the 14 projects chosen by the French National Research Agency (ANR) in the call for research projects on nuclear safety and radiation protection launched after the Fukushima accident. Young researchers have not been left out, since the first day has given PhD candidates the opportunity to discuss their work with researchers, senior lecturers and professors.


The RESOH chair for research on safety, organization and people, co-organizer of Risk Days, was established in March 2012 by the Ecole des Mines de Nantes with support from Areva, DCNS and IRSN. IRSN's Human and Social Sciences Laboratory (LSHS) is heavily involved in the work of the chair, and participates in its steering committee. The Resoh chair studies the organizational and human aspects of safety in projects and subcontracting networks in industries that pose risks throughout the life cycle of facilities (design, construction, operation and dismantling), both in normal and accident situations as well as emergency response.