DOT Regulation

  • QUALIFICATION BASED, NOT TRAINING
  • TIED TO SAFETY SENSITIVE PART 192 JOB FUNCTIONS
  • INVOLVES UTILITY EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS
  • COMPLIANCE REQUIRED BY OCTOBER 2002
Section 192.805 Qualification Program
Each operator shall have and follow a written qualification program. The program shall include provisions to:
  1. Identify covered tasks;
  2. Ensure through evaluation that individuals performing covered tasks are qualified;
  3. Allow individuals that are not qualified pursuant to this subpart to perform a covered task if directed and observed by an individual that is qualified;
  4. Evaluate an individual if the operator has reason to believe that the individual's performance of a covered task contributed to an incident as defined in part 191;
  5. Evaluate an individual if the operator has reason to believe that the individual is no longer qualified to perform a covered task;
  6. Communicate changes that affect covered tasks to individuals performing those changes; and,
  7. Identify those covered tasks and the intervals at which evaluation of the individual's qualification is needed.
Evaluation - The evaluation of an individual's ability to perform a covered task is the process that assesses and documents the individual's qualification to perform the covered task. This includes the individual's ability to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions. Abnormal Operating Conditions - A condition identified by the operator that may indicate a malfunction of a component or deviation from normal operations that may indicate a condition exceeding design limits or result in a hazard to persons, property, or the environment. Acceptable Evaluation Methods
Written Exam Oral Exam
Work History Performance Review Simulation
Performance on the job On-the-Job Training
Other