THIRA Update

Published in News on 2/8/2018

The THIRA Data Input and Reporting Tool (DIRT) developed by the EMI SIG is now available on EDMS SharePoint. DIRT was developed to make the process of developing and maintaining your DOE Site THIRA easier...

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THIRA Update​

The THIRA Data Input and Reporting Tool (DIRT) developed by the EMI SIG is now available on EDMS SharePoint. DIRT was developed to make the process of developing and maintaining your DOE Site THIRA easier and more consistent across all sites and facilities. The tool follows the four step process used by FEMA and guides you step by step as you collect and enter your data. DIRT will give NA-41 a common picture of the “worst case scenario” hazards and risks across the entire DOE complex.

Follow the instructions in the THIRA Quick Guide to access the tool. After opening the tool, if your site or facility is not visible in the “Facility” list drop down, that means that you have not yet been given access to your site/facility THIRA. Send a request for access to Paul Stoudenmire at paul.stoudenmire@nnsa.doe.gov. Once your need for access has been confirmed, you will receive email notification. ​​

How to Get Started
On the THIRA SharePoint homepage you’ll find a library with guides, samples, templates and worksheets to help you through the process. We recommend the following steps:
1. Download and review the “Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201”.  This will give you a good understanding of the process. Then download and review the PowerPoint “Conducting a DOE-site THIRA”, these slides were presented at the 2017 Annual meeting and give examples from assessments conducted at DOE site and facilities. 
2. Assemble your assessment team
3. Begin the 4 step process explained in CPG-201
4. Enter your data into DIRT or use the “THIRA- Word Planning Worksheet” in the library

This is the first version of the DIRT and we have already identified a few features we want to add.  You may be seeing some of these features or function changes appear as they are completed and tested.  Don’t worry, the data you have input will not be effected.  We will send out notification to all DIRT-users when changes are made and how the change impacts your use of the tool. Please contact Paul Stoudenmire if you have access issues or suggestions for improving the tool.

(If the links above do not work, copy and paste this URL directly into your browser: https://sp.eota.energy.gov/sites/EDMS/THIRA/Pages/home.aspx​)