Reference Manual 50B: Occupational Safety and Health Program

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Reference Manual 50-B (RM-50B) provides information, guidance, and direction for carrying out the policy and program objectives found in Director’s Order #50B: Occupational Safety and Health Program.

The Assistant Director, Visitor and Resource Protection has approved the RM-50B chapters available here. New and updated chapters are being developed and will be issued upon approval by the Associate Director.


  1. Safety Program Leadership and Management and Employee Involvement
  2. Reports of Unsafe Work Practices and Whistleblower Protection
  3. Injury and Illness Reporting (under development)
  4. Safety, Health, and Wellness Training
  5. Awards
  6. Recordkeeping (under development)
  7. Accident and Investigations
  8. Program Analysis and Evaluations
  9. Occupational Exposure Assessment
  10. Workplace Inspections
  11. Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs)
  12. Hazard Identification and Abatement (under development)
  13. Asbestos Exposure Control
  14. Bloodborne Pathogens
  15. Chainsaw Safety (revised April 24, 2020)
  16. Cold Injury (under development)
  17. Compressed Gas (under development)
  18. Concessions (under development)
  19. Confined Space Entry
  20. Construction Safety
  21. Contractor Operations
  22. Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout-Tagout
  23. Cranes, Hoists, and Derricks (under development)
  24. Electrical Safety (under development)
  25. Emergency Procedures/EAP (under development)
  26. Employee Wellness (approved February 24, 2022))
  27. Ergonomics
  28. Fall Protection (under development)
  29. Flammables and Combustibles
  30. Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) (approved April 8, 2019)
  31. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (under development)
  32. Hearing Loss Prevention
  33. Heat Injury Prevention
  34. Hot Works (welding, cutting, brazing) (under development)
  35. Indoor Air Quality
  36. Infectious Disease (under development)
  37. Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene
  38. Lead Exposure Control
  39. Machine Guarding (under development)
  40. Material Handling (under development)
  41. Motor Vehicle Operations
  42. Motorboat and Watercraft Safety Operations
  43. Occupational Medical Screening
  44. Off-Highway Vehicles
  45. Office Safety
  46. Operational Leadership (approved October 10, 2023)
  47. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  48. Pesticide Use (under development)
  49. Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) (under development)
  50. Rabies Disease Prevention (under development)
  51. Radiation Safety (under development)
  52. Remote Operations
  53. Respiratory Protection
  54. Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure (under development)
  55. Safe Work Practices for Handling Wildlife
  56. Slips, Trips and Falls (under development)
  57. Tickborne Disease Prevention (approved May 19, 2022)
  58. Trenching & Excavation (under development)

Last updated: October 24, 2023