The design of a training and performance evaluation system for new NIOSH employees is reviewed. The project has been developed to assist surveyors employed to work with the National Occupational Hazard Survey. The following tasks are performed in support of the training activity: survey qualification review, training needs study, survey analysis, training program design, and performance evaluation development. Assessment of the relationships among training, personal ability, job performance, and survey management has been developed. The evaluation component is designed to appraise the quality of training, subjective job factors, objective job factors, and evaluation requirements of the survey. Scope of work describes objectives of and approach to the training and evaluation project. Project performance describes the tasks performed during the project. Analysis and recommendations consist of classroom training procedures and recommendations for modifications in future presentations, an evaluation of field training and recommendations for modifications in training the balance of the surveyors, and an analysis of the performance evaluation system and data collected during field training. Appendices are included to present the products of the project. The purpose of the training design effort is to develop a program of training activities which would effectively and efficiently train new employees in areas of occupational health and safety. The authors conclude that the training program will help new employees identify potential hazards and exposures found in workplaces.