10 CFR 851 is a Worker Safety and Health Program established to promulgate a worker
safety and health rule. It establishes worker safety and health requirements
that govern the conduct of contractor activities at non-nuclear, as well as nuclear,
10 CFR 851 requires that DOE contractor workers are provided with a workplace that
is free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious physical harm. To
accomplish this objective, the Rule establishes management responsibilities, worker
rights, safety and health standards, and required training.
The purpose of the 10 CFR 851 Rule Variance System
is to provide alternative
methods for specific requirements of DOE standards where equivalent levels of employee
protection are provided. The System will track all variance applications from the
initial application, through the management review and decision process, up to and
including final approval or denial of the request.
In order to create a new variance application, you must register and request a user
account. Your account request will be reviewed within 1 business day. Click
to register and request a new account.
If you already have an account, click here
to create a new variance application.