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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

SM 445-2-H

Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook

December 2001

Table of Contents

Foreword

Handbook Concurrence

Chapter 1 Authority, Purpose, and Policy (10/01)

Chapter 2 Responsibilities (02/08)

Chapter 3 Annual Action Plans and Status Reports (10/01)

Chapter 4 Safety and Health Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines (10/01)

Chapter 5 Program Evaluations (10/01)

Chapter 6 Inspections and Abatement (10/09)

Chapter 7 Incident/Accident Reporting and Serious Accident Investigation (7/08)

Chapter 8 Employee Reports of Unsafe Conditions and Allegations of Reprisal (02/08)

Chapter 9 Occupational Safety and Health Councils, Committees, and Working Groups (11/13)

Chapter 10 Safety Management Awards (10/01)

Chapter 11 Staffing Safety and Health Positions (02/08)

Chapter 12 Professional Development (7/08)

Chapter 13 Collateral Duty Safety and Occupational Health Program Coordinator (02/08)

Chapter 14 Safety and Health Training (09/08)

Chapter 15 Job Hazard Analyses (10/01)

Chapter 16 Motor Vehicle Safety (11/09)

Chapter 17 Work Zone Safety (10/01)

Chapter 18 Industrial Hygiene – Respiratory Protection Program (10/01)

Chapter 19 Industrial Hygiene – Hearing Conservation Program (08/05)

Chapter 20 Industrial Hygiene – Hazard Communication Program (10/01)

Chapter 21 Industrial Hygiene – Laboratory Protection Program (10/01)

Chapter 22 Industrial Hygiene – Formaldehyde Protection Program (10/01)

Chapter 23 Occupational Medicine – Medical Surveillance Program (04/10)

Chapter 24 Occupational Medicine - Lyme Disease Protection Program (04/02)

Chapter 25 Occupational Medicine - Bloodborne Pathogen Protection Program (2/26/10)

Chapter 26 Personal Protective Equipment (10/01)

Chapter 27 Aviation Safety (10/01)

Chapter 28 Underwater Diving Safety (10/01)

Chapter 29 Firearms Safety Program (10/01)

Chapter 30 Ionizing Radiation Safety (02/06)

Chapter 31 Watercraft Safety (10/01)

Chapter 32 Concessionaire Safety and Health (10/01)

Chapter 33 Contractor Safety and Health (10/08)

Chapter 34 Off-The-Job Safety and Health (10/01)

Chapter 35 Public Safety and Health (08/05)

Chapter 36 Fire Safety (05/05)

Chapter 37 Lock Out/Tag Out Program (08/05)

Chapter 38 Blasting Safety (10/01)

Chapter 39 Wildlife Netting Safety (02/08)

Chapter 40 Confined Spaces (10/01)

Chapter 41 Cableway Safety (02/08)

Chapter 42 Electrofishing Safety (10/09)

Chapter 43 Ergonomics (10/01)

Chapter 44 Fall Protection (01/09)

Chapter 45 The Management of Occupational Heat Stress (04/14)

Chapter 46 Bear Spray Safety Program

Chapter 47 Reserved

Chapter 48 Reserved

Chapter 49 Large Vessel Safety Program Management (8/09)

Chapter 50 Non-Ionizing Radiation (5/14)

Chapter 51 Industrial Hygiene (Reserved)

Chapter 52 (Reserved)

Chapter 53 (Reserved)

Chapter 54 Glossary of Terms and Acronyms (10/01)

Appendices

Appendix 2-1, USGS Safety Program Poster (06/10)

Appendix 2-2, Cross-Office Safety and Health Responsibilities (02/08)

Appendix 3-1, Fiscal Year Safety and Environmental Management Action Plans

Appendix 3-2, FY Safety and Environmental Program Accomplishments

Appendix 6-1, Risk Assessment System (RAS) Risk Assessment Codes (RACs) Matrix (10/09)

Appendix 6-2, Hazard Elimination Log (Excel Spreadsheet)

Appendix 7-1, Serious Accident Investigation (07/08)

Appendix 7-2, Serious Accidents Related to Wildland and Prescribed Fire (07/08)

Appendix 7-3, Memorandum of Understanding between DOI and U.S. Dept of Agriculture (07/08)

Appendix 8-1, Form 9-3074, USGS Report of Unsafe or Unhealthful Condition (MS Word)

Appendix 9-1, DOI Designated Agency Safety and Health Official Council Charter

Appendix 9-2, Organization and Bylaws of the DOI Safety and Occupational Health Council

Appendix 9-3, USGS Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSHE) Council Charter -Replaced by 308.64, Appendix A (03/05)

Appendix 9-4, Organization and Bylaws for USGS Regional Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Committees Replaced by 308.65, Appendix A (03/05)

Appendix 12-1, Mandatory Career Development Requirements for USGS Full-Time Safety and Health Personnel

Appendix 13-1, Collateral Duty Safety Program Coordinator Suggested Library and Reference Materials

Appendix 13-2, Collateral Duty Safety Program Coordinator (CDSPC) Suggested Training Resources

Appendix 13-3, CDSPC Suggested Position Description Elements

Appendix 14-1, Master Training Requirements (09/08)

Appendix 14-2, Safety Training for Water-Related Activities (09/08)

Appendix 16-A, Annual Motor Vehicle Operator’s Certification (11/09)

Appendix 16-B, Risk Management Worksheet (11/09)

Appendix 16-C Off-Road Vehicles Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (11/09)

Appendix 16-D,Snowmobile Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (11/09)

Appendix 16-E, Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist (11/09)

Appendix 16-F, New Vehicle Safety Checklist (11/09)

Appendix 18-1, Selection Guide for Respiratory Protection

Appendix 19-1, Sample Hearing Conservation Program (08/05)

Appendix 23-A, Positions with Mandatory Medical Evaluation Requirements (4/10)

Appendix 23-B, General Industry Standards Requiring Medical Surveillance (4/10)

Appendix 23-C, Hazards where Medical Surveillance is Recommended (4/10)

Appendix 23-D, Recommended Prevention for Infectious Diseases in Laboratory and Field Work (4/10)

Appendix 24-1, USGS Sample Scope of Work for Medical Services Provider for Lyme Disease

Appendix 24-2, USGS Example of Parental Consent Letter for LD Testing

Appendix 24-3, USGS Example of Medical Services Request for LD

Appendix 25-1, Hepatitis B Vaccination Information and Consent/Declination Forms (2/26/10) (MS Word form)

Appendix 25-2, Exposure Incident Record for Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure (2/26/10) (MS Word form)

Appendix 25-3, Health Care Provider Report of Postexposure Evaluation (2/26/10) (MS Word form)

Appendix 25-4, Sample Exposure Control Plan for USGS Employees with Limited Potential For Exposure to BBP’s (11/15/12)

Appendix 25-5, Exposure Control Plan for Members of USGS Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Teams

Appendix 26-1, Suggested Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Operations/Tasks

Appendix 27-1, DOI Aviation Management Board of Directors Charter

Appendix 27-2, Aviation Management Roles and Responsibilities

Appendix 27-3, Bureau Aviation Management Responsibilities Summary

Appendix 27-4, Aviation Management Abbreviations

Appendix 27-5, Aviation Management Definitions

Appendix 27-6, USGS Aviation Activity Checklist

Appendix 27-7, USGS Aviation Management Plan Template

Appendix 27-8, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notification Requirements

Appendix 27-9, FAA Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration and Instructions For Completing (MS Word form)

Appendix 27-10, FAA Regional Office Addresses

Appendix 28-1, Underwater Diving Safety - Recordkeeping Requirements

Appendix 29-1, Certificate of Need for Issuance of a Firearm for Official Use (MS Word form)

Appendix 29-2, USGS Firearms Qualification Inquiry (MS Word form)

Appendix 29-3, USGS Minimum Firearms Training Standards for Contractors/Other Federal Agencies

Appendix 31-1, Retroreflective Material for Personal Flotation Devices

Appendix 31-2, Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC) Standards

Appendix 31-3, Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Standards

Appendix 31-4, Motorboat Operator Refresher Training (MOICC or MOCC)

Appendix 31-5, Experience Assessment/Documentation for MOCC Recertification Training (MS Word form)

Appendix 36-1, National Fire Protection Association Compliance Inspection Checklist (MS Word form)

Appendix 39-1, Extractions from Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 55, Subpart K - Storage Requirements (02/08)

Appendix 39-2, Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart K, Part 55.219 (Table of Distances for Storage of Low Explosives) (02/08)

Appendix 40-1, Confined Space Program for Stilling Wells

Certification for Confined Space Program for Stilling Wells (MS Word form)

Appendix 41-1, Cableway Visual Inspection Checklist (02/08)

Appendix 41-2, Stream-Gaging Cableways, USGS-Inspection Checklist (02/08)

Appendix 41-3, Bank-Operated Cableways, USGS-Inspection Checklist (02/08)

Appendix 41-4, Example Load-Test Procedure (02/08)

Appendix 41-5, Annual Inspection Designations (02/08)

Appendix 42-1, USGS Electrofishing Considerations Checklist (MS Word form)

Appendix 43-1, Sample Local Ergonomics Standard Operating Procedures

Appendix 43-2, Computer Workstation Checklist

Appendix 43-3, Workstation Checklist

Appendix 43-4, Task Analysis Checklist

Appendix 43-5, Hand Tool Analysis Checklist

Appendix 44-1, Sample Fall Protection Program (01/09)

Appendix 44-2, Job Hazard Analysis (01/09)

Appendix 44-3, Hazard Control Options (01/09)

Appendix 44-4, Sample Fall Protection Plan (01/09)

Appendix 45-A, WBGT Index and Work-Rest/Water Intake Schedule (04/14)

Appendix 45-B, Heat Index Chart (04/14)

Appendix 45-C, Heat-Related Illnesses (04/14)

Appendix 46-1, USGS Bear Pepper Spray Training Standards

Appendix 46-2, Certificate of Need/Completion of Training for Use/Issuance of Bear Spray


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