10 CFR 851 Variance System

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10 CFR 851 Rule Variance System
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, sites.

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 here to register and request a new account.

If you already have an account, click here to create a new variance application. 

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