Safety Center

GARRISON DIRECTORATES:

SAFETY CENTER:

Mission

The Fort Jackson Safety Center executes a proactive Safety & Occupational Health Program focused on preventing the next accident/illness. Focus is on providing increased visibility of safety related trends, enabling Commanders to focus limited resources on prevention of the next accident or illness.

Key Task is to execute a predictive safety program by providing support to Ft. Jackson organizations; focused on preventing the next accident/illness.

Safety Center Lines of Effort (LOE)

* LOE 1:  Provide direct support related to conducting accident investigations and trending focused on preventing the next accident.

LOE 2:  Provide services related to additional duty safety programs for Fort Jackson organizations.

LOE 3:  Provide training and awareness events related to high risk operations and off-duty activities.

*  Decisive Operation: The operation that directly accomplishes the mission.

It is important that everyone training, working, and living on Fort Jackson participate in the risk management process. This awareness of hazards and how to react in controlling them are the critical elements to safe activities. Practical actions and competence is critical in the development of preventive measures.

Everyone’s participation is not only a right; it is fundamental in making the Fort Jackson Safety and Occupational Health management effective and efficient.

Everyone has the right/duty to:

  • be consulted on arrangements for the organization of the risk assessment and for the appointment of those undertaking the task
  • participate in the risk assessment
  • alert their leadership regarding perceived risks
  • report any changes in the workplace
  • be informed of the risks to their safety and health and of the measures necessary to eliminate or reduce these risks
  • be involved in the process of deciding on the preventive and protective measures to be put in place
  • ask leadership to put in place appropriate measures and to submit proposals to minimize hazards or to remove the danger at source
  • cooperate to help leadership in ensuring that the working environment is safe
  • be trained/receive instructions on the measures to be put in place
  • take care not to create a hazard for others

In addition, it is important representatives (additional duty safety staff) are trained so that they understand risk assessment and their role in controlling hazards.