Purpose and Use of ORPS

The Department of Energy (DOE) Occurrence Reporting and Processing Service (ORPS) provides a way to prepare, submit, update, and sign occurrence reports as required by DOE Order 232.1-2b Revision 3, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information. The basic reason for investigating and reporting the causes of occurrences is to identify corrective actions that will prevent recurrence and, thereby, protect the health and safety and security of the public, the workers, and the environment.

ORPS provides the DOE community with a readily accessible database of information about occurrences at DOE facilities, causes of those occurrences, and corrective actions. Access to ORPS is available to the staff of all DOE organizations and contractors. There is no charge to these users for registration or use of the service (except for communication charges).

The ORPS program is operated under the direction of DOE's Office of Operating Experience Analysis and Feedback (EH-33), with software and hardware support from the DOE CIO's Office. Access to ORPS is through workstations located at each user's site with Web browser software, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. Communication to the ORPS Host computer is usually through an Ethernet connection or a phone modem.

Help Desk assistance is available for ORPS operation and registration through the ORPS Helpline. The Helpline is staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday (except holidays). The toll-free number is (800) 473-4375.

ORPS System Requirements

The ORPS Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a Windows-based application that takes advantage of browser and web technology. This technology is easy to use, easy to modify as changes are required, and allows for a user interface that is consistent with industry and accessibility standards. In addition, this interface allows for greater system integration with other information sources within the DOE.

System requirements for this interface are listed below:

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