Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 851 (10 CFR
851), Worker Safety and Health Program, requires that all tiers
of subcontractors supporting the Department of Energy (DOE)
mission must be in compliance with this Rule. This website
contains information that will need to be reviewed and followed
in order to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, or
illnesses, and reduce the risk of civil or contract penalties
enforced by the Dept. of Energy.
Question: What is a “DOE contractor”?
Title 10 CFR § 851.3, Definitions, defines “contractor” for the
purposes of the regulation as “any entity, including affiliated
entities, such as a parent corporation, under contract with DOE, or
a subcontractor at any tier, that has responsibilities for
performing work at a DOE site in furtherance of a DOE mission.” A
“DOE contractor” for purposes of the regulation, must have a
contract to perform services, as opposed to merely providing
supplies, “In furtherance of a DOE mission” is defined as “doing
work that DOE authorized” (either directly or through the prime
Note: according to the DOE, “Vendors, delivery persons and others
who do not have service contracts with DOE or, who are not
subcontractors to such contractors, are excluded from the
requirements of Part 851.” This would then, for example, exclude
vendors providing supplies only.
For questions on SLAC’s WSHP contact
See Requirements for Construction
Subcontractors for details.
An individual or firm hired by SLAC to execute a construction project.
Includes any lower tiers of contractors hired by a construction
subcontractor (sub-subcontractors) to assist with the execution of a
specific construction contract.
Any combination of engineering, purchasing, erection, installation,
assembly, demolition, or fabrication used to create a new facility, or
to alter, add to, rehabilitate, dismantle, or remove an existing
facility. It also includes the alteration and repair (including
dredging, excavating, and painting) of buildings, structures, or other
real property, as well as any construction and excavation activities
conducted as part of environmental remediation efforts.