Quality Assurance Program
The Merrick Group, Inc. Quality Assurance Program satisfies the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50, Appendix B, Titled “Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants” which establishes the pertinent requirements that apply to all activities affecting the safety-related functions of those structures, systems, and components; these activities include siting, purchasing, fabricating, handling, shipping, storing, cleaning, erecting, installing, inspecting, testing, operating, maintaining, repairing, refilling, and modifying.
In addition, the Merrick Group’s QA Program has endorsed ASME 2008 Edition and 2009 addenda of ASME NQA-1 titled “Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications” as its basis for its operational Quality Assurance Program.
At the core of the Merrick Groups QA Program, is a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture and a Safety-Conscious Work Environment which allows all personnel the freedom to raise concerns without fear of retribution. The Quality Assurance Program is a collective commitment by all Merrick leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure the protection of people and the environment is always our first priority.
Our Safety Culture is an integral part of the Merrick Group’s Quality Assurance Program which applies to its owner, directors, managers, officers, and employees. It represents the collective behavior of the organization including its successes and failures which become ingrained in the organization’s culture forming the basis on which the organization does business.
Eleven distinct elements support our Nuclear Safety Culture methodology which include:
The various policies and procedures of The Merrick group Inc. are designed to establish the company’s expectations relating to business practices, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and protect and enhance the company’s reputation for integrity.