Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge retention, elicitation, nuclear knowledge, knowledge loss prevention, nuclear energy, nuclear power plants, key skills, knowledge preservation
Preventing the loss of knowledge in nuclear power plants
Preventing the loss of nuclear knowledge has become an important concern for the atomic energy industry. A great number of nuclear workers are getting close to the retirement age and there are not enough young qualified people to replace them. It is necessary to identify the key skills to replace senior engineers, managers and experienced workers. This paper proposes a matrix for capturing the strategic nuclear knowledge obtained from plants operation in the past decades.