Additionally, DOE and contractors should conduct routine compliance inspections of their
worksites and subcontractor worksites to identify new or previously overlooked OSH hazards or
failures to control known hazards.
A list of hazards should be developed which describes:
Safety hazards associated with the site's operations (e.g., equipment, processes);
Hazardous substances, radiological hazards, and other health hazards, involved or
expected at the site; and
Anticipated exposure levels for each job/task.
This list, which uses the information contained in the site characterization and comprehensive
workplan, should identify everything that has the potential for causing injury or illness to
The hazards list should contain a description of operations, including items such as:
Type of equipment,
Activities conducted near hazards, and
Type and nature of material.
The intent is not to fully describe systems operations nor to provide an operating manual but to
give an overview in relation to hazards, operational events that may "trigger" them, and the
controls that may be needed. Adequate details necessary for later identification of hazards, as
well as the reasonableness of controls, should be presented.
Part of the description of the site's operations may involve determining where these operations
are located or performed. Site location may have a strong bearing on the possible impacts a
hazard may have, events that might lead to the actual realization of impacts, or the nature of
controls that may be implemented.
188.8.131.52. Hazardous substances, radiological hazards, and other health hazards
All suspected hazardous substances that may cause injury/illness or that are Immediately
Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH), or other health hazards that may cause death or serious
harm, should be identified and included in the hazards list. To help identify hazardous materials
which should be considered, the following criteria may be used: