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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
December 6, 2005
 
In Reply Refer To:
1112 (WO-740)P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 12/12/2005
Information Bulletin No. 2006-034
 
To:              All Field Officials
                   Attn: Safety Managers and Human Resource Directors
 
From:          BLM Designated Agency Safety and Health Official
 
Subject:       Department of the Interior - 2006 Safety and Occupational Health Seminar    
 
The Department of the Interior has officially announced the DOI Safety and Occupational Health Seminar. The Seminar is titled “Focus on Prevention” and will be held March 28-31, 2006, in San Diego, California.
 
It has been several years since the last DOI Safety and Occupational Health Seminar.  All Bureaus have committed to support the Seminar with attendance of field safety personnel. The BLM has had a key role in agenda development for this Seminar, by assuring there was a focus placed on the needs of field safety personnel, both full-time and collateral-duty. The BLM Directives (Safety) for FY2006 outline that, state and field level safety personnel are expected to attend and fully participate. 
 
The DOI Seminar is an excellent opportunity for safety personnel to receive technical training to gain or retain required core competencies. The Seminar will present a series of “Lessons Learned” related to fatality investigations, as well as protecting workers in the aftermath of 9/11, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Seminar agenda also includes several “Best Practices” sessions. Added to all of this, the Forest Service has been invited to participate in the Seminar, which will facilitate the sharing of resources and best practices in Service First organizations. A copy of the draft agenda is attached for your information.
 
The BLM Safety Meeting will take place on Monday, March 27, prior to the DOI Seminar. The BLM agenda is also being developed specifically to meet needs of field level safety personnel. The future of Safety and Occupational Health Program in BLM will be part of the agenda. The Business Management Council will be meeting at the same place and time in order to support and participate in the BLM Safety Meeting and the Seminar.

In addition to the Seminar’s Safety and Occupational Health agenda, a series of OWCP sessions are being developed to go along with the Seminar. The OWCP portion of the agenda will be forwarded when available.
 
Further information will be provided early in the New Year, when online registration becomes available. Questions regarding this directive may be directed to Sandy Guches, Bureau Safety Manager, at 202-501-2664.
 
Signed by:                                                  
Authenticated by:
Robert E. Renton                                        
Robert M. Williams
Acting, BLM Designated Agency Safety and Health Official                
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
 
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