Sample Subcontractor Safety Program
(This sample Subcontractor Safety Program uses mandatory language that a DOE contractor
might use in such a document. It is not intended to imply that this sample program is mandatory
for DOE use. Italicized references to the DOE contractor are used in place of a specific
Subcontractors play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of DOE-owned facilities.
They perform a variety of tasks that range from general maintenance to specialty work. In
providing these services, subcontractor employees may work in and around processes
that involve highly hazardous chemicals. Therefore, it is important that these
subcontractors are knowledgeable in the dangers posed by these chemicals.
B. Scope and Objectives
This program applies to those subcontractors that are involved in safety-sensitive work,
such as maintenance, repair, turnaround, or major renovation. This guide includes the
principles, practices, and requirements of OSHA's PSM Rule.
This program also addresses the screening process used to select subcontractors. It
defines the responsibilities of both the DOE contractor's management and the
subcontractor in ensuring that all employees accomplish their work safely.
II. Subcontractor Responsibility
1. Subcontractor Qualifications
The DOE contractor shall do a preliminary check on subcontractors for the type of
work that they will perform at the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO)
facility. This check shall involve asking the potential subcontractor to submit the
information contained in the Subcontractor's Safety Questionnaire enclosed as
Exhibit 2.6.2. DOE contractors are encouraged to share qualified sources.
2. Approved Subcontractor List
The DOE contractor shall develop a list of approved subcontractors from the data
collected in (1) above.
3. Audit of List
The Approved List should be audited yearly to ensure that subcontractors continue to
meet this guide's requirements.