EO 12196 PDF

Executive Order (E.O.) , Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal. Employees, which guides the heads of federal Executive Branch agencies. This presentation partially satisfies the minimum safety and health training requirements for collateral duty safety and health personnel and committee members. Provide employees authorized official time to participate. EO 29 CFR Section 29 CFR EO 29 CFR EO 29 CFR

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Specific chapters of the Manual may be revised or updated periodically to reflect advances in occupational safety and health. Title 5, United States Code U. This Order applies to all Department of Commerce operating units, bureaus, agencies, offices, and other organizations or components.

Inherently, this commitment includes protecting people — employees, contractors, visitors, and others working in partnership at our facilities. The Department is committed to providing a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death, or serious physical harm.

OSHA requires federal agencies to comply with 1219 occupational safety and health standards and to assume responsibility for worker protection in a manner comparable to private employers, including multi-employer worksite responsibility in appropriate circumstances. Federal agencies on multi-employer worksites have safety responsibilities comparable to those of private so in comparable circumstances, whether the workforce is comprised of employees from multiple federal agencies or a mixture of Federal and private-sector employees.

The multi-employer worksite policy described in CPLMulti-Employer Citation Policy, dated December 10,applies to both construction and non-construction, and to both private and Federal employers. Safety and occupational health measures shall be included in all Department programs and phases of job performance. Management shall prohibit any actions that would subject employees so restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal for filing a report of an alleged unsafe or unhealthful working condition, or otherwise prohibit participation in the Program.

Ensure that the Program is committed to continual improvement of employee safety and health. To that end, we recognize the 121196 of employee participation in helping to ensure these policy commitments are translated into appropriate actions. Ensure that new equipment is assessed to determine that it so free of hazards and safe for use before employees are permitted to operate such equipment. Employees ep be provided with access to information relevant to the safety and health program and shall be provided mechanisms to:.

Report 1219 reprisal job-related fatalities, injuries, illnesses, incidents, and hazards, and make recommendations about appropriate ways to control those hazards.

Receive supervision, training, and equipment necessary to safely perform their assigned tasks. Use official time to 1196 in activities provided for in: Act — Occupational Safety and Health Act c.

DOC — Department of Commerce n. DOL — Department of Labor o. Designated Agency Safety and Health Official. Department Safety and Health Official.

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See the safety roles and responsibilities hierarchy figure below. The operating unit is defined in DOO 1. The Department opted not to establish an occupational safety and health committee that conforms to the provisions of EO and 29 CFR Part At a minimum, training shall include the Program; section 19 of the Act; EO ; 29 CFR PART ; 11296 procedures for the reporting, evaluation, and abatement of hazards; procedures for reporting and investigating allegations of reprisal, recognition of hazardous conditions and practices; identification and use of occupational safety and health standards, and other appropriate rules and regulations.

Training should be completed within 6 months of a collateral duty safety assignment. Examples of suitable occupations include, but are not limited to: A contractor is defined as any entity, including affiliated entities, such as a parent corporation, under contract with the Department, or a subcontractor at any tier do has responsibilities for performing work at a Department site in furtherance of a Department mission.

Occupational Safety and Health Program Program. The Program consists of the following core elements: Safety culture is defined as a 11296 of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist throughout an organization and reflects the shared commitment of management and employees toward ensuring the safety 1216 the work environment.


Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs, attitudes, etc. Risk is defined as the possibility that an uncertain event or condition may occur that would negatively impact an organization. Key to this definition ro that the occurrence of the event or condition probability and severity of loss linked to hazards is uncertain, implying that it has not 1219 yet. Also, risk is the measure of the 1216 loss from a given hazard or group of hazards, usually estimated as the combination of the likelihood probability and consequences severity of the loss.

Risk management is defined as a continuous process of coordinated activities focused on identifying, assessing, and controlling risks arising from operational factors and making decisions that balance risk cost with operational benefits. The Department is being proactive when trying to manage the risk event and its impacts through risk management.

1196 following terms are core elements of risk management:. A JHA also known as a Job Safety Analysis JSA is a procedure that helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation. The JHA is a technique that focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Once the potential hazards of a 112196 task or job operation are identified, controls are put into place to reduce risks associated with the hazards.

Operational Risk Management see below is required in conjunction with a JHA when the operation includes variables that can affect the level of risk associated with the operation weather, lighting, glare, etc. Generally, probability is assessed as: Generally, severity is assessed as: Residual risk is defined as the risk associated with a hazard that remains after implementing all planned counter measures or controls to eliminate, reduce, or control the impact of the hazard.

The residual risk may be equal to the initial risk, especially when the initial risk was so low that the hazard did not warrant expenditure of resources to mitigate. Inspection is defined as a comprehensive survey of all or part of a workplace in order to detect safety and health hazards. Safety and Health Program Assessment. A safety and health program assessment is defined as the identification, collection, analysis, recording, and reporting of program effectiveness-related data.

The assessment is designed to: Loss source analysis is a common technique used for the identification of work-related injury and illness trends, and workplace ro that can cause loss. Be accountable for all Occupational Safety and Health Program activities of the Department, including compliance with applicable regulations. Ensure the development, issuance, and maintenance of adequate procedures for response to emergencies.

Ensure that periodic assessments and evaluations are conducted to determine the effectiveness of the Program. Ensure the effective tracking and implementation of corrective actions by their assigned completion dates; 1216. Develop policy, requirements, roles, responsibilities, and implementation guidance for the Program. These evaluations should include qualitative assessments of the extent to which their safety and health programs are:.

Prepare the annual occupational safety and health report for submission to the Secretary of Labor as required by applicable OSHA regulations e. Assist bureaus, upon request, with detailed guidance on the development of safety and health programs; and. Develop and distribute safety-related goals and objectives, as well as communication and promotion to: Examples of useful information channels include, but are not limited to: Undertake the abatement of hazardous conditions identified during the inspection of work areas and operations.

Ensure 122196 development, issuance, and maintenance of adequate procedures for response to emergencies. Provide safety and health training for employees, including specialized job safety and health training appropriate to the work performed to ensure that employees have the knowledge and skills 1216 to fulfill their occupational safety and health obligations. Inspections conducted in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR Only persons meeting the qualifications specified in 29 CFR Small establishments or installations may accomplish this requirement by completing a self-inspection questionnaire or checklist.

More frequent inspections shall be conducted in all workplaces where there is an increased risk of accident, injury, or illness due to the nature of the work performed. After the inspection annual or otherwiseassist the official in charge of the workplace, or a person empowered to act for that official, to undertake abatement of hazardous conditions identified during the inspection.


The abatement of the hazardous conditions will be based on their respective risk rankings. For high risk serious or imminent danger hazardous conditions, employees who are not necessary for abatement of the conditions shall be withdrawn from the work area and operations.



Retain records of work-related accidents, injuries, illnesses i. Post OSHA A, Annual Summary for the required 3-months period beginning February 1 of the year following the year covered by the records, and keep the posting in place until April Only post a copy of the Annual Summary not the corresponding OSHA 122196 in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted website posting is an acceptable ro.

Ensure that the posted Annual Summary is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material. Undertake completion of workplace hazard assessments to determine if hazards are present or are likely to be presentwhich necessitate the use of personal protective equipment PPEand select the types of PPE that will protect the affected employee from the hazards identified in the hazard assessment.

Ensure that their employees comply with Department occupational safety and health standards, regulations, and applicable directives. Ensure prompt investigation, reporting, and recordkeeping of all accidents by implementing DAO involving their employees and all accidents occurring in work areas under their jurisdiction. Based on hazard assessment results, provide properly selected and approved PPE to employees and ensure its proper use.

Provide well-maintained and hazard-free tools and equipment appropriate for the work operations being performed. Provide appropriate safety and health training for employees, including response to emergencies and specialized job safety and health training appropriate to the work performed by the employee. Comply with the Department occupational safety and health standards, rules, regulations, and orders applicable to their individual actions and conduct.

Report unsafe or unhealthful conditions and practices to their supervisor or area safety representative and, if appropriate, request an inspection of the workplace. Report all accidents and incidents including near-miss incidents to their supervisor; e. Where required, wear and properly maintain personal protective clothing and equipment; and.

Local regulations, standard operating procedures, JHAs, and checklists will always meet or exceed, where applicable, the safety standards promulgated by Federal regulatory authorities.

Deviation from the requirements of applicable national consensus standards would most likely increase the risk level of the equipment or operation. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations on the licensing, use, storage, and disposal eeo radioactive material; and.

Department of Transportation regulations on marking and transporting hazardous materials. Any additional specific safety and health requirement needed to protect the safety and health of workers. Provide systematic policies, practices, and procedures that are adequate to recognize and protect their employees from occupational safety and health hazards.

An effective program includes provisions for the systematic identification, evaluation, and prevention or control of general workplace hazards, specific job hazards, and potential hazards that may arise from foreseeable conditions.

When appropriate, develop, issue, and maintain as needed adequate Program requirements, policies e. The Program is designed to encompass all workplace hazards, not just those covered by OSHA standards. Generally, successful Programs include the following core elements: This will include a commitment to protect and continually improve employee safety and health, and to assure effective employee participation. Management actions e ensure integration of 121966 into operations at all levels include, but are not limited to:.

Scheduling periodic management review of safety wo operations, performance results, and effectiveness assessment.