The evaluation of each trainee should be conducted as the trainee either performs or
simulates and discusses the complete task. The perform option is the preferred method of
evaluation whenever practical. Job Performance Measures should be used to standardize
trainee evaluations. When the trainee has completed the fundamental training, he/she may be
considered ready for individual task qualification.
Chemical operator personnel may be excepted from training on the basis of their prior
education, experience, and/or training. Appropriate level management review of an
individual's prior training record and job performance history may provide the basis for this
exception. Exceptions granted and justification for the exception should be documented,
periodically reviewed, and included in the individual's training record.
Tests may be provided to except newly hired, experienced personnel from specific training
requirements. When tests are used to establish the basis for an exception, the individual
considered for exception should pass examinations in the specific subject areas and
demonstrate competency in the skills areas. Exception from training requirements should not
include exception from successfully completing the required qualification examination(s).