10 CFR 851

10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program rule, finalized February 9, 2006, establishes the worker safety and health requirements that govern the conduct of contractor activities at DOE sites. The rule provides for a worker protection program to reduce or prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidental losses by requiring DOE contractors subject to the rule to provide their employees’ with safe and healthful workplaces. The rule also establishes procedures for investigating whether a requirement of the rule has been violated, for determining the nature and extent of any such violation, and for imposing an appropriate remedy.

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10 CFR 851 DOE Resources

10 CFR Part 851 Worker Safety and Health Program (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – Current)

10 CFR Parts 850 and 851, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program; Worker Safety and Health Program; Final Rule, February 9, 2006 (Preamble and final rule)

10 CFR 851 Technical Amendment: Standards Incorporated by Reference, January 10, 2018 (Federal Register Publication)

Implementation Guide for Use with 10 CFR Part 851, Worker Safety and Health Program (Current DOE implementation guide)

Worker Safety and Health Program (Landing page for links related to 10 CFR 851/DOE O 440.1B)

10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program Requirements (Summary by the DOE Office of General Counsel)

10 CFR 851 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), November 30, 2017 (Questions received by DOE and DOE responses)

Safety and Health Policy Clarification Portal (DOE Response Line)

10 CFR 851 Video, January 13, 2012 (DOE explanatory YouTube video)

10 CFR 851 Pamphlet, June 2018 (Basic overview of the worker safety and health program pamphlet)

Worker Safety and Health Poster

Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Functions (DOE Office of Enterprise Assessments mission)

DOE 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program Site Visits, November 10, 2016 (Summary of DOE complex site visits by DOE)

Last updated: 05/03/2021

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