Quick Start Guide
Chapter 6: Safe Work Authorizations

Program: Safe Work Authorizations
NEW: 07/10
URL: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH06.html
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html

Who needs to know about these requirements?

The requirements of Safe Work Authorizations apply to:


Work Authorization is a review and management-approval process designed to ensure that procedures, controls, and resources are in place before the work begins. All work at LBNL proceeds under authorization.

What you need to do before performing work:

  1. Define work/protocols.

  2. Analyze hazards.

  3. Develop controls.

Where to find out more:

Whom to contact for help:


Note 1: Construction subcontractors and other subcontractors or guests who have completed a Subcontractor Job Hazards Analysis and Work Authorization are not required to complete a Job Hazards Analysis.