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DOI LEARN New Registration Requirements Safety Courses Memo

In Reply Refer To:
Mail Stop 201

August 20, 2010


To:  Cost Center Chiefs, Full-Time Safety Staff

From:  Karen D. Baker //s//Karen D. Baker, Associate Director for Administrative Policy and Services

Subject:  New Registration Requirements for DOI LEARN Safety Certification Courses

The Office of Employee Development (OED) and Headquarters Occupational Safety and Health Team have partnered to develop new registration procedures for the following safety certification training:

  • Safety Orientation Training for Newly Hired Employees
  • Executive Safety Orientation: (GS-14's and above only take the following two courses, regardless of whether they are supervisors or not)
  • Supervisor Safety Orientation (GS-13's and below who supervise employees)
  • Collateral Duty Safety Program Coordinator Safety Orientation (All Collateral Duty Safety Program Coordinators)
  • Field Employee Safety Orientation (All non-supervisory employees who work in laboratories and/or perform field work and that are exposed to a hazardous environment, i.e., hydrologists, loading dock or warehouse workers, etc.)
  • Administrative Employee Safety Orientation (All non-supervisory employees who perform primarily administrative work outside the field environment, computer techs, secretarial/administrative support, etc.)
  • 8-Hr Refresher for Hazardous Waste Site Operations (HazWoper) (8 Course Modules)
  • Department of the Interior OSHA 600 Equivalent Instruction for Collateral Duty Safety Program Coordinators (24 Course Modules and 2 Exams)

Employees needing to complete one or more of these courses should first contact their respective Headquarter or regional safety staff listed below who will assign a corresponding learning plan that automatically links all required course modules to the basic course title. Upon learning plan assignment, employees can then access DOI LEARN, complete the course modules and print out individual course and end-of-course completion certificates.

Headquarters Staff:
Willie Robinson,, 703-648-7597
Sharon Wine,, 703-648-7554

National Center Safety:
Frank Cashwell,, 703-648-7554
Beatrice Webb,, 703-648-4415

Eastern Region Staff:
Wayne Martin,, 703-648-5289
Mahala Sanguinetti, 703-648-4631

Central Region Staff:
Bill Andrle,, 303-236-9169
Roger A Smith, 303-236-5733
Ronald L Kuzniar, 303-236-9170

Western Region Staff:
Bill Simonds,, 503-251-3262
Eric D Williams, 916-278-9429

We hope your staff finds this training to be a useful tool for complying with requirements and meeting the needs of your employees. Your POC for DOI LEARN system related issues is Melanie Hood, USGS DOI LEARN Program Manager, 303-445-4681. Questions concerning this correspondence or respective safety training may be directed to your respective Headquarters or Regional safety or health staff.

Copy To:
Diane Jeffries, Chief, OOED
Melanie Hood, USGS DOI LEARN Program Manager
Bill Miller, HQ Safety Manager
Frank Cashwell, NC Safety Manager
Wayne Martin, ER Safety Manager
Bill Andrle, CR Safety Manager
Bill Simonds, WR Safety Managers


Karen D. Baker
Associate Director for Administrative Policy & Services and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Va. 20192
Office: (703) 648-7200
Fax: (703) 648-7219


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