U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20420
 
March 2, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
1112 (WO-740) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/15/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-074
 
To:                   WO ADs, and All Field Officials
 
From:               Chief Human Capital Management Project Director
 
Subject:            Listing of Mandatory Safety Training
 
Program Area: Safety and Occupational Health
 
Purpose: To ensure managers, supervisors, and employees are informed of the mandated training related to safety and occupational health.
 
Background: The attached is an excerpt from the BLM Manual Handbook H-1112-2 Safety and Health for Field Operations. Chapter 2 of the Handbook delineates mandated training that results from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, Department of the Interior (DOI) requirements, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies.
 
This excerpt is provided as a quick reference of mandated safety and occupational health training. The mandated training is determined by the nature of duties being performed by individual employees. While generalities do exist (i.e., all employees operating government-owned, leased, and rented vehicles must take defensive driving), it is most effective for supervisors to determine training needs based on specific duties and the Risk Management process used, as projects and work are planned. 
 
Safety training requirements vary, depending upon OSHA mandates and risks to workers. For example, hazard communication is one-time training for employees who use chemicals or products containing chemicals as part of their duties. On the other hand, evacuation/fire drill training is mandated for all employees and must be conducted once a year. Both trainings are OSHA mandated.
                                                                                                           
Optional safety-related training is also noted in the Handbook excerpt. That information may be useful in determining types of training available for non-routine tasks, or for employees working in areas of the country where specific risks exist (i.e., Arctic-Subarctic Survival). 
 
Questions regarding safety-related training and the attached BLM Manual Handbook 1112-2 excerpt can be addressed to your local or State Safety Manager. 
 
Signed by:
Authenticated by:
Marilyn H. Johnson
Robert M. Williams
Chief Human Capital Management Project Director
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
 
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