You should develop and implement written operating procedures that provide instructions for conducting safe and environmentally sound activities involved in each operation addressed in the SEMS II program.
The SEMS II program should establish and implement safe work practices designed to minimize the risks associated with:
SEMS II operating procedures should include the job title and reporting relationship of the person or persons responsible for each of the facility's operating areas and address the following:
Operating procedures should be accessible to all employees involved in the operations. They should be reviewed at the conclusion of specified periods and as often as necessary to assure they reflect current and actual operating practices, including any changes made to the operations.
You should develop and implement safe and environmentally sound work practices for identified hazards during operations and the degree of hazard presented.
The reviewing and changing procedures should be documented and communicated to responsible personnel.
The SEMS II program should document contractor selection criteria. When selecting a contractor, you should obtain and evaluate information regarding the contractor’s safety record and environmental performance.
Ensure that contractors have their own written safe work practices. Contractors may adopt appropriate sections of the SEMS II program.
You and the contractor should document an agreement on appropriate contractor safety and environmental policies and practices before the contractor begins work at the facilities.
A contractor is anyone performing work for you. However, these requirements do not apply to contractors providing domestic services to you or other contractors. Domestic services include:
Document, in writing, that the contracted employees are knowledgeable and experienced in the work practices necessary to perform their job in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
Include SEMS II procedures for selecting and verifying the following:
The SEMS II program should include procedures and verification that contractor personnel understand and can perform their assigned duties for activities such as, but not limited to:
You should perform periodic evaluations of the performance of contract employees that verifies they are fulfilling their obligations.
You should also maintain a contractor employee injury and illness log for 2 years related to the contractor's work in the operation area, and include this information on Form BSEE-0131.
You should inform the contractors of any known hazards at the facility they are working on including, but not limited to fires, explosions, slips, trips, falls, other injuries, and hazards associated with lifting operations.
You should develop and implement safe work practices to control the presence, entrance, and exit of contract employees in operation areas.
The SEMS II program should establish and implement a training program so that all personnel are trained in accordance with their duties and responsibilities to work safely and are aware of potential environmental impacts.
Training should address at least the following topics:
You should also document the instructors’ training qualifications.
The SEMS II training program should include each of the following elements:
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