Periodic review of operations/activities to ensure that operators follow procedures and
competencies are maintained.
Initial training is required before assigning an employee to work at a covered process. Refresher
training is required at least every 3 years, or more frequently based on complexity of the
operations and consultation with employees . DOE contractors are encouraged to obtain
worker input to identify needs, assist in development, and review content of initial and refresher
Corresponding DOE Programs and Requirements
All DOE sites have safety training programs, including Hazard Communication training as
required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1200), and other generic and job-specific safety training. Each
site has a system for documenting training. Thus, the training infrastructure is in place to support
required PSM training. Existing training must be examined to ensure that all information
required by the PSM Rule is included.
DOE O 360.1B, FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TRAINING, and DOE O 440.1A, WORKER
PROTECTION MANAGEMENT FOR DOE FEDERAL AND CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES,
provide general training requirements. DOE 5480.20A Chg 1, PERSONNEL SELECTION,
QUALIFICATION, AND TRAINING REQUIRMENTS FOR DOE NUCLEAR FACILITIES,
establishes selection, qualification, training, and staffing requirements for personnel involved in
the operation, maintenance, and technical support of DOE reactor and non-reactor nuclear
Additional DOE guidance is available in DOE- HDBK-1205-97, Guide to Good Practices for the
Design, Development and Implementation of Examinations.
Training records must be maintained which identify the process operator, the date of training,
and the method used to verify successful completion and understanding of the training. Although
not required, checklists covering the required training and testing are often useful tools to ensure
that training requirements are completed prior to job assignment.
Minimum Implementation Criteria
Initial and refresher training (every three years or more frequently as needed are required. Initial
training for new process operators or operators new to a process must emphasize:
· safe work practices, including startup, normal operations, and temporary operations
· hazardous chemicals and specific safety and health hazards and precautions for
· emergency procedures, including shutdown and startup procedures;
· Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs);
accidents and near misses;