Reclamation Safety and Health Standards
As an agency, Reclamation has a responsibility to provide a safe and healthful working environment for all employees. Safety is a benefit to the individual, enhances productivity and quality in an organization, and provides positive results for the public taxpayer. The Bureau of Reclamation has long been actively engaged in the implementation of safety and health standards, and our future success depends, in part, on an aggressive commitment to the safety and occupational health program. Such commitment is integral to the Reclamation culture and is indicative of the pride we take in excellent performance.
Although this written safety document is extremely important, it is but one aspect of a comprehensive Reclamation safety program. Supervisors and managers throughout Reclamation aggressively encourage safe behavior and enforce safety procedures in every job. It is essential that all of us demonstrate safety leadership and foster a safe, productive culture.
Please submit questions, comments, or recommendations for revision to Charles 'Buddy' Byrd (Buddy Byrd).
Sections listed below were revised in May 2023 unless a later date is noted.
Section 6 – Emergency Plans (2023)
Section 16 – Fall Protection (2023)
Section 19B – Mobile Cranes (2023)
Section 26 – Steel Erection (2023)
Section 36 – Asbestos (2023)