U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
February 12, 1982
(1) designate a qualified Occupational Safety Manager to manage the region's or direct Federal division's program and delegate authority to this individual to assure that requirements to 29 CFR Part 1960, DOT Order 3902.7, and this Order are implemented,
(2) establish the Safety Management Information System prescribed in FHWA Order 3902.2, Safety Management Information Systems, June 15, 1977.
(3) implement the Occupational Safety and Health Standards issued by the Secretary of Labor, and review all work practices and procedures for compliance with these standards,
(4) assure that safety training is provided for managers, supervisors, employees, employee representatives and occupational safety managers in occupational safety,
(5) establish occupational safety and health committees in the regions and divisions, where required, to advise FHWA's management on all phases of the safety program in accordance with paragraph 8 of this Order and paragraph 14 of DOT Order 3902.7 and
(6) ensure that each division's Occupational Safety and Health Program is evaluated periodically in accordance with safety program elements established by the Washington Headquarters.
(1) promote continuing awareness of all requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Program,
(2) assure that all operations within their areas of responsibility provide optimum safeguards,
(3) investigate employee reports of hazardous or unhealthful working conditions, determine appropriate corrective action and inform the employee of the decision and action taken, and
(4) investigate and report all accidents, including occupational illnesses and injuries, on FHWA property which originate in one's area, and take corrective action to prevent recurrences
(1) notifying their supervisors promptly of occupational injury accidents in which they are involved,
(2) notifying their supervisors promptly of any occupational illness,
(3) requesting medical treatment if necessary in accordance with Personnel Management Manual, Chapter 12, Section 3,
(4) notifying their supervisors promptly of all unsafe or unhealthful working conditions,
(5) notifying the Occupational Safety manager of unsatisfactory corrective action in accordance with the appeal procedures outlined in DOT Order 3902.7 and FHWA Order 3902.3, Occupational Safety Inspections and Abatements, May 5, 1978, and
(6) conducting business or working in a safe and responsible manner, using prescribed safety procedures, techniques and equipment.
(1) FHWA Washington Headquarters. Committee members will be designated in accordance with FHWA Order 7000.1, Occupational Safety and Health Committee--Washington Headquarters, June 7, 1976, and will include representatives of management and a representative of any labor organization which may hold national consultation rights. In the absence of a recognized abor organization, a designated employee representative shall be chosen. Only full-time employees may be selected.
(2) Regional and Division Offices. Each Regional Administrator, Direct Federal Division Engineer, Division Administrator, or designee, shall establish safety and health committees at the regional, division, and direct Federal division levels. These committees shall meet at least semiannually and a summary of the meeting shall be sent to the Occupational Safety Staff. Management representatives will be included on all committees as well as technical personnel required to assure proper functioning of the committee. Employee representatives will be designated on the basis indicated below. Only full-time employees may be selected.
(a) Where the workforce is represented by a labor union holding exclusive recognition, the employee representatives will be included as follows:
1 Regional Level. Labor organizations holding region-wide exclusive recognition and/or FHWA-wide exclusive recognition which encompasses the union are entitled to representation.
2 Division Level. Labor organizations holding local exclusive recognition or FHWA-wide exclusive recognition which encompasses a local unit are entitled to representation.
(b) Where the workforce is not represented by a labor organization, an employee shall be designated for representation on the committees.
R. A. Barnhart
Federal Highway Administrator