- Part Number:1960
- Part Number Title:Basic Program Elements for Federal Employees OSHA
- Subpart:1960 Subpart J
- Subpart Title:Evaluation of Federal Occupational Safety and Health Programs
- Standard Number:
- Title:Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.
- GPO Source:
In accordance with section 1-401(h), the Secretary shall develop a comprehensive program for evaluating an agency's occupational safety and health program. To accomplish this, the Secretary shall conduct:
Special studies of limited areas of an agency's occupational safety and health program as deemed necessary by the Secretary; and
The factors used to define "large" or "more hazardous" Federal agencies, establishments, or operations;
Prior to the initiation of an agency evaluation, the Department of Labor will review the annual agency self-evaluation summary report. The Secretary will then develop a program evaluation plan before the initiation of an agency evaluation. A copy of the plan shall be furnished to the agency to be evaluated at the time of the notification of the evaluation.
To facilitate the evaluation process and to insure full understanding of the procedures to be followed and the support required from the agency, the Secretary, or the Secretary's representative, shall conduct an opening conference with the agency head or designee. At the opening conference, the Secretary's authority and evaluation plan will be explained.
[45 FR 69798, Oct. 21, 1980; 45 FR 77003, Nov. 21, 1980]