|Safety Orientation for New USGS Employees
USGS employees are exposed to a variety of potential safety and health hazards in the workplace. Because of this risk, it is important that employees develop safety awareness. General safety orientation is a part of that awareness.
All new employees must receive general safety orientation from their supervisor during the "New Employee Orientation" process. This orientation should occur before an employee begins any potentially hazardous activity.
The following general areas of safety should be covered:
Job related hazards
Building Evacuation Procedures
Applicable safety regulations
To assist you in understanding the USGS Safety Program, we encourage you to visit our web site at http://www.usgs.gov:8888/ops/safetynet/. Provided below is a list of important safety and health information:
. Department of the Interior Safety Home Page http://safetynet.smis.doi.gov/
. USGS Safety Home Page http://www.usgs.gov:8888/ops/safetynet/
. Director Safety Message http://www.usgs.gov:8888/ops/safetynet/smomess.html
. DOI Safety Manual http://elips.doi.gov/ELIPS/toc/ACT_MAN.HTM
. USGS Safety Manual http://www.usgs.gov/usgs-manual/handbook/hb/445-2-h.html
. USGS Safety Directory http://www.usgs.gov:8888/ops/safetynet/smodir.html
. National Center OEP http://www.usgs.gov:8888/ops/safetynet/oep.html
If you have any questions, please call the Bureau Safety Office, 703-648-7556.
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