Work Authority

Stop Work Authority

  • Every worker who works on the OCS must be trained on SWA procedures. All new workers must receive SWA training during orientation. All training must be documented, and these documents must be kept onsite for no less than 30 days. SWA procedures must be reviewed during all safety meetings and must be on JSA’s

Ultimate Work Authority

  • Workers with UWA make the final decision about a facility’s activities and operations. These workers must be identified in each facility’s SEMS program . When multiple facilities are working together or near one another , the SEMS program must identify the worker who has UWA over the entire operation. It is important that operators make sure all workers know who has UWA at all times.