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Enlisted  Safety  Committee The   Enlisted   Safety   Committee   makes recommendations about the command’s safety program to  the  Safety  Council.  The  safety  committee  convenes to  exchange  information;  improve  communications; review  conditions,  mishaps,  and  injuries;  and  suggest improvements.  It  makes  written  safety  recommen- dations  to  the  Safety  Council  and  the  commanding officer. These meetings convene at least quarterly to enhance  interdepartmental  communication  in  mishap prevention  at  division  and  work  center  levels. Committee  membership  is  as  follows: Command safety officer (senior member) Division safety petty officers Chief  master-at-arms On small ships, with less than 300 crewmembers, the Enlisted Safety Committee may be incorporated into the Safety Council. Since submarines are not required to  appoint  safety  petty  officers,  they  are  not  required  to have  an  Enlisted  Safety  Committee. Individual  Crewmembers Safety  program  success  depends  on  all-hands cooperation  and  support.  The  best  safety  program cannot prevent mishaps if the crew does not comply with safety precautions. All hands must follow posted safety precautions,  comply  with  safety  standards,  and  report unsafe or unhealthful conditions. They must report injuries  and  material  damage  immediately  to  their supervisor. Safety  Department  Organization Ships with a primary duty safety officer will have a safety department. This department, headed by the safety officer, may have an assistant safety officer and other safety assistants assigned. Aircraft carriers have an  aviation  safety  officer,  usually  a  Commander, assigned  as  department  head  and  an  industrial  hygiene officer  assigned  as  the  assistant  safety  officer.  A  carrier may have 5 to 10 additional safety assistants assigned, depending  on  its  size  and  requirements.  Large air-capable   surface   ships   (LHDs,   LHAs,   and amphibious  transport  docks  [LPDs])  normally  have  a lieutenant or lieutenant commander assigned as the aviation safety officer, with one to three assistants. Tenders have an industrial hygiene officer assigned as the safety officer, with one to five safety assistants. Safety  department  manning  varies  between  ships. During  some  special  events,  such  as  overhauls  or deployment, the ship may assign additional personnel to the  safety  department. SHORE ACTIVITY SAFETY ORGANIZATION The  goal  of  any  safety  program  is  to  enhance operational readiness. We enhance this readiness by reducing the frequency and severity of on- and off-duty mishaps to personnel. In addition, we must reduce the cost of material and property damage attributed to mishap causes. How do we do that? We must instruct each   person   in   the   command   on   general   safety precautions.   These   precautions   include   mishap prevention and instructions on special hazards found in the  daily  work  environment.  We  must  also  ensure continuing action and command interest in mishap prevention.  Finally,  we  must  evaluate  the  effectiveness of  the  program. Echelon-Two Commands Within  echelon-two  commands,  such  as  BUMED, Naval  Sea  Systems  Command  (NAVSEA),  and  Naval Air  Systems  Command  (NAVAIR),  authority  and responsibility   for   performing   the   staff   NAVOSH functions are under a separate Occupational Safety and Health  (OSH)  office.  A  civilian  safety  professional heads  the  OSH  office  and  reports  directly  to  the commander  of  the  systems  command.  The  civilian safety  professional’s  duties  are  similar  to  those  of  the afloat  safety  officer  in  providing  safety  information  and evaluations for the staff. The OSH office may also serve as  technical  advisor  to  the  CNO  on  NAVOSH-related matters. Shore  Activity  OSH  Offices Each shore activity must establish and staff an OSH office. The OSH manager is placed on the immediate staff  of  the  commander,  commanding  officer,  or  director or officer in charge. The minimum requirements for all OSH  offices  include  the  following: 1-13 OSH  Program  management OSH reviews and inspections Deficiency  abatement Consultation Investigation  and  reporting  of  mishaps

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