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Worker Safety & Health Program (WSHP)

Worker Safety & Health Program (WSHP)

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DOE Information

In accordance with the required written Worker Safety and Health Program, SLAC may be evaluated for compliance by the DOE Office of Enforcement.

Regulatory Details

Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 851 (10 CFR 851), Worker Safety and Health Program, requires all Department of Energy (DOE) sites to establish a worker protection program that will reduce or prevent the potential for injuries, illnesses, and accidental losses by providing workers with a safe and healthful workplace. SLAC has developed the Worker Safety & Health Program (WSHP) to comply with 10 CFR 851. This program applies to all non-radiological safety and health issues in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, decontamination and decommissioning, research and development, and restoration activities at SLAC’s facilities. The WSHP does not address radiological or environmental hazards associated with DOE activities, as these issues are outside of the scope of the Rule and are covered under other DOE regulations or Orders.

The final Rule was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2006 and became effective February 7, 2007. The date of submission of the WSHP by all DOE contractors, including SLAC, is February 26, 2007. On May 25, 2007, the DOE approved the SLAC WSHP, at which time the entire program became effective.


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