10 C.F.R. 851 establishes the worker safety and health requirements that govern the conduct of contractor activities at DOE
sites.  The rule provides for a worker protection program that will reduce or prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and
accidental losses by requiring DOE contractors subject to the rule to provide their employees’ with safe and healthful workplaces.  The rule also establishes procedures for investigating whether a requirement of the rule has been violated, for determining the nature and extent of any such violation, and for imposing an appropriate remedy.  The rule implements section 234C of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) of 1954, as amended.