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DoE Guide to Good Practices for One-The-Job Training

[document] Submitted on 30 April, 2017 - 21:57
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• Exception is the release of an individual from portions of a training program through prior education, experience, and/or testing.
• On-the-Job Training (OJT) is formal training that is conducted and evaluated in the work environment.
• OJT Checklist (Qualification Card/Performance Evaluation Checklist/Practical Factor Card) is a document issued to an individual which lists training program qualification requirements for a specific position and which is used to document on-the-job training and performance evaluation results on a task-by-task basis. OJT checklists may also be used to document the evaluation of associated theory, equipment, systems, and procedural knowledge. OJT Guide (OJT Lesson Plan) is an instructor's document that outlines instructor and trainee activities, learning objectives, training content, and resources necessary for the consistent conduct of on-the-job training.
• Performance Test is a practical (hands-on) demonstration by the trainee of the knowledge and skills required to perform a task that is evaluated by a qualified instructor. Performance tests may be used to evaluate the competency of any employee (e.g., craft personnel, radiation workers, facility operators, and technicians).


OJT is designed to prepare employees for job performance through training and performance testing that is conducted by qualified OJT instructors in the work environment. It provides practical hands-on experience, and has the advantage of providing training on tasks that are of immediate need to the employee. OJT is limited to those situations where it is administratively and physically possible to conduct the training (i.e., where facilities are adequate, where OJT can be conducted without significant interference to facility operations, and where qualified personnel are available to conduct and manage the OJT program). Instructors and training material designers/developers should be aware of the potential advantages and disadvantages of OJT when selecting training settings.

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1. This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook is approved for use by all DOE Components and their contractors. The Handbook incorporates editorial changes to DOESTD-1012-92, Guide to Good Practices for On-the-job Training, and supersedes DOE-STD-1012-92. Technical content of this Handbook has not changed from the original technical
standard. Changes are primarily editorial improvements, redesignation of the standard to a Handbook, and format changes to conform with current Technical Standards Program procedures.

2. This technical standard provides guidance to DOE staff and contractors that can be used to modify existing programs or to develop new programs. DOE contractors should not feel obligated to adopt all parts of this guide. Rather, they can use the information in this guide to develop programs that apply to their facility. This guide can be used as an aid in the design and development of a facility’s on-the-job (OJT) programs and to assist the instructors who conduct OJT and performance tests in the areas of facility operations, maintenance, and technical support.

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