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| Record Type:||Instruction|
| Directive Number:||OFF 00-00-001|
| Old Directive Number:||OFF 1-6.2|
| Title:||OSHA Credential Cards Program.|
| Information Date:||01/22/1999|
|DIRECTIVE NUMBER: OFF 1-6.2||EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 1999|
|SUBJECT:OSHA Credential Cards Program|
|Purpose:||This instruction establishes revised policy and procedures for issuing, updating, and controlling OSHA Credential Cards.|
|Cancellations:||OFF 1-6.1: Credential System for OSHA, Dated October 30, 1978.|
|State Plan Impact:||None|
|Action Offices:||National, Regional, and Area Offices.|
|Originating Office:||Office of Administrative Services(OAS)|
|Contact:||Office of Administrative Services (202) 219-4641|
200 Constitution Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20210
By and Under the Authority of
David C. Zeigler
Director, Administrative Programs
CSHO: Check this box if the applicant utilizes a CSHO I.D. number and is authorized to enter establishments to make inspections and carry out the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Investigator: Check this box if the applicant is an employee rights or 11c investigator. CSHO's who also conduct 11c investigations should be issued a CSHO credential.
OSHA Official: Check this box if the applicant is neither a CSHO nor an Investigator, but is charged with implementing other provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, as determined by the Assistant Secretary or the Regional Administrator.
Site Badge Only: Site badges will automatically be issued with each type of credential. If a site badge only is desired, then check this box and submit form with signature and photograph. A title will appear on the site badge only if the individual is an Investigator, CSHO, or OSHA Official. The site badge may be issued to student interns, trainees, or administrative/ management staff, and can be used as the identification card for access to federal buildings.
Office of Administrative Services
Credentials Technical Operations Specialist - Room N3101
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
(1) Digital photograph - If using the OAS-preferred digital photograph format, applicant's photograph may be sent on a disk with the application packet, or forwarded to the E-mail address (provided to the Regional Office) attached to a message that Form 198 and Signature Card will arrive under separate cover. (If Form 198 and Signature Card will arrive at OAS prior to E-mail of the photograph, then include a note with the application packet that E-mail of the photograph is on its way.) OAS will wait for the balance of the package to come before processing.
(2) Videotape image or passport-type photograph.
"Compliance Safety and Health Officer" means that the individual is a duly authorized representative of the U.S. Secretary of Labor entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out inspections and investigations under Section 8 and certain other provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The central purposes of this official's visits are to assure compliance and to assist employers and employees in finding and reducing or eliminating hazards in the workplace that threaten safety and health.
"Credential" refers to the card that is issued to either Compliance Safety and Health Officers, OSHA Officials, or Investigators. The credential has the employee's photograph, name, title, and legal text that authorizes "right-of-entry" to private facilities.
"Dossier" is a file that includes the photograph, name, region, and credential card number for each employee in a Region/Office that has been issued a credential card. It is produced by OAS from the credential card system.
"Investigator" means that the individual is a duly authorized representative of the U.S. Secretary of Labor entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out investigations under Section 11c and certain other provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and other employee protection statutes within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor. The central purposes of the investigations are to determine whether Section 11c and other employee protection statutes have been violated and to assist employers and employees in complying with provisions of these statutes.
"OAS" is the acronym for Office of Administrative Services, Directorate of Administrative Programs, in the National Office of OSHA.
"OSHA Official" means that the individual has occasion to enter private facilities with or without a Compliance Officer and is a duly authorized representative of the U.S. Secretary of Labor entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
"Site Badge" refers to a non-mandatory identification card. This badge has the employee's photograph and name (and title if the employee has been issued a mandatory credential card) and, typically, will be worn at the employee's discretion during inspections or at accident scenes to identify OSHA officials to site staff. It is not a "right-of-entry" card.
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