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Employee  hazard  reports Analysis  of  OSH  Program  effectiveness Attendance  and  conduction  of  OSH  council  and committee  meetings OSH training, promotion, and education Implementation  of  NAVOSH  Program  require- ments, depending on industrial activity at the shore  command Civilian  staffing  is  based  on  the  number  of employees  at  the  shore  activity  and  tenant  commands and  on  the  extent  of  industrial  activity.  OPNAVINST 5100.23C  discusses  this  staffing.  This  instruction  also addresses  occupational  health  medical  staffing  and industrial hygiene support. If a number of small bases are located in the same area, the OSH office may be consolidated  and  advise  smaller  commands  through  a services   agreement. Military commands at a shore activity may have a collateral  duty  safety  officer  assigned.  This  safety officer reports directly to the commander, commanding officer, or officer in charge for safety matters. Staffs, such  as  type  commanders  and  support  activities,  may have both a military and civilian assigned as safety officer  and  OSH  manager.  If  you  are  the  collateral  duty safety  officer  for  your  shore  command,  you  may  be dealing  with  the  consolidated  or  base  OSH  office  on  a regular basis. You may consult the OSH manager or civilian  staff  of  safety  professionals  concerning  the program  at  your  facility. Aviation squadrons ashore have a military collateral or  primary  duty  aviation  safety  officer  assigned.  That safety  officer  is  assisted  by  aviation  safety  petty  officers assigned to each division within the squadron. This safety organization remains in effect when the squadron deploys aboard ship or to remote shore stations. The base or naval air station OSH office maybe involved in the safety program as it pertains to the squadron’s hangers  and  facilities. To serve as a means of communication regarding occupational  safety  and  health To  provide  program  assistance  to  commanding officers, including proposing policy and program objectives The  Federal  Advisory  Council  on  Occupational Safety  and  Health  (FACOSH)  acts  in  an  advisory capacity to the Secretary of Labor. The council consists of  15  members  appointed  by  the  Secretary  and  includes representatives   of   federal   agencies   and   of   labor organizations  representing  employees.  Field  FACOSHs exist  in  many  metropolitan  areas;  local  Navy  officials serve on this council. There is also a Department of Defense (DOD) Safety and Occupational Health Policy Council and a CNO Safety and Occupational Health Working Group (SOHWG). OSH councils, composed of  both  civilian  and  military  members,  may  be established at major command headquarters. At the activity level, Navy commands establish OSH  councils,  which  meet  at  least  quarterly.  The commanding officer or executive officer chairs these councils. Members are appointed by local directive and include key safety professionals, military and civilian. OSH   office   representatives   from   each   command, military  collateral  duty  safety  officers,  aviation  safety officers, and civilian employee representatives may be included  in  the  membership. Shore activities should also organize additional OSH  committees  at  the  supervisory  or  shop  level. Provisions are made for their input to the OSH council. As  a  safety  supervisor,  you  maybe  involved  in  the  OSH committee  or  the  OSH  council,  depending  on  the  size and function of the shore activity sponsoring the OSH council. AVIATION SAFETY PROGRAM ORGANIZATION We  will  now  discuss  the  various  responsibilities  for the  command  aviation  safety  program. Shore OSH Councils and Committees Commanding Officer OSH councils and committees serve as sounding boards for multiple viewpoints and interests of various groups  and  individuals  on  matters  relating  to  the NAVOSH Program. The OSH councils and committees have  three  basic  functions: To  create  and  maintain  an  active  interest  in occupational  safety  and  health The commanding officer of an activity appoints an aviation safety officer as specified in the  Standard Organization  and  Regulations  of  the  U.S.  Navy, OPNAVINST  3120.32C.  This  instruction  lists  the responsibilities  of  the  command  and  dictates  how  the commanding  officer  should  establish  the  program within  the  command. 1-14

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