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PE-01 Management - Leadership

Does the Army Headquarters safety and occupational health regulation / program document prescribe policy, responsibilities, and key safety and occupational health principles to safeguard and preserve Army resources worldwide, to include Soldiers, Army civilians, and Army property against accidental loss and incorporates applicable requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-1

Methodology: Does the Army Headquarters have a safety program document that addresses policy, responsibilities, and key safety and occupational health principles?

Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes risk management (RM) as the principal risk reduction methodology?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-1

Methodology: Is RM specified as the principal risk reduction methodology?


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document assures regulatory and statutory compliance?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-1

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document provides for public safety incident to Army operations and activities?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-1

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes safety program responsibilities as prescribed for Commanders, leaders at all levels, and Army personnel within the command?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-4aa and 1-4ab

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of Commander/Leader responsibilities listed in para 1-4aa and 1-4ab.


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes safety program responsibilities for Soldiers and Army civilians at all levels as prescribed in AR 385-10, para 1-5a?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-5a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of Soldier and civilian responsibilities listed in para 1-5a.



Does the organization administers a safety and occupational health program (including policies, standards, and procedures for implementing accident prevention efforts into all practices and procedures) that includes the following?
(1) General safety requirements (Required)
(2) Strategic planning, Army safety program structure, safety program evaluation, councils, and committees (Required)
(3) Accident investigation and reporting (Required)
(4) Contracting safety (Required)
(5) Explosives safety management (Mission Dictated)
(6) Public, family, child, youth, off–duty recreation and seasonal safety (Required)
(7) Radiation safety management (Mission Dictated)
(8) Safety awards program (Required)
(9) System safety management (Mission Dictated)
(10) Training requirements (Required)
(11) Motor vehicle accident prevention (Required)
(12) Force mobilization (Mission Dictated)
(13) Tactical safety (Mission Dictated)
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4aa (9)

Methodology: Does the Organization administer a safety and occupational health program that covers all applicable program elements?

Does the organization administers a safety and occupational health program (including policies, standards, and procedures for implementing accident prevention efforts into all practices and procedures) that includes the following?
(14) Safe cargo operations (Required)
(15) Aviation safety management (Mission Dictated)
(16) Occupational safety and health program (Workplace Safety) (Required)
(17) Workplace inspections (Required)
(18) Industrial operational safety (Required)
(19) Emergency planning and response (Required)
(20) Infectious agents and toxins (Mission Dictated)
(21) Chemical agent safety management (Mission Dictated)
(23) Medical safety (Mission Dictated)
(24) Facility reuse and closure (Required)
(25) Electrical safety program (Required)
(26) Range Safety (Mission Dictated)
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4aa (9)

Methodology: Does the Organization administer a safety and occupational health program that covers all applicable program elements?

Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes safety program responsibilities consistent with those prescribed for their specific Command in AR 385-10, para 1-4q through 1-4x, as applicable?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-4q through 1-4x

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of Personnel responsibilities listed in para 1-4aa and 1-4ab.




Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes safety program responsibilities for supervisory and operating personnel who direct or affect the actions of others as prescribed in AR 385-10, para 1-5b?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-5b

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of supervisory personnel responsibilities listed in para 1-5b.




Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that all battalion and battalion-equivalent organizations initiate enrollment into the Army Readiness Assessment Program (ARAP) within 90 days of assumption of command?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-5c(14)

Methodology: Review management control process and records of ARAP compliance.




Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document establishes safety program responsibilities for safety directors and staff as prescribed in AR 385-10, para 1-5d?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-5d

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of safety personnel responsibilities listed in para 1-5d.




Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document prescribe and integrate the safety principles of AR 385-10, para 1-6 into all plans, programs, decision processes, operations, and activities?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-6

Methodology: Does the safety and occupational health program document prescribe integration of the safety principles of AR 385-10, para 1-6 into all plans, programs, decision processes, operations, and activities?



Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document mandates compliance with the standards promulgated by OSHA under Section 651, Title 29, United States Code (29 USC 651) or host nation requirements in all non–military unique DOD operations and workplaces?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-9

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document mandate that when Army safety requirements conflict with a legal standard such as the OSH Act, or provide a lower degree of protection, the more stringent legal standard will apply, and that when Army safety requirements are equal to or exceed such requirements in providing workplace safety, the Army requirements will apply?
REF: AR 385-10 para 1-9a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document mandate that at Joint–Service facilities and during Joint operations, when Army safety requirements conflict with the workplace–safety standards of another Service’s safety requirements, or provide a lower degree of protection, the other Service’s safety requirements will apply, and that when Army safety requirements are equal to or exceed the other Services’ safety requirements in providing workplace safety, the Army requirements will apply?
REF: 385-10 para 1-9b

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


PE-02 SSP-Councils-Structure

Does the organization’s safety and occupational health regulation / program document includes a section addressing strategic planning, Army safety program structure, safety program evaluations, councils and committees, and incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the organization’s mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, para 1-4aa(9)

Methodology: Review the organization's written program to ensure it addresses the following:
1. Strategic planning
2. Army safety program structure
3. Safety program evaluations / audits / inspections
4. Safety committee structure and members
5. All Army and OSHA required programs that are applicable to the unit's mission, function, and structure


Is the organization’s safety office structured and staffed to administer a safety and occupational health program that is based upon the organizations’ mission, goals, and objectives as well as statutory requirements and in accordance with AR 385-10 and the Army Headquarters’ safety program? (Note the term “safety organization” implies that matrix support for certain safety functions may be provided by other organizational elements?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-4a, 2-5a and 2-5b; DA PAM 385-10, para 3-3

Methodology: Review manpower documents to ensure the safety office is structured appropriately and staffed as required.


Is the organization’s safety office funded and fully resourced to execute all responsibilities and functions designated in AR 385-10 to assure safety program effectiveness, as prioritized in the Commander’s approved safety functions and tasks prioritization?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-5c

Methodology: Review the organization's budget to ensure the safety program has adequate budget to meet the safety program promotion and strategic goal accomplishment.

Is the safety manager a member of the commander’s personal staff reporting directly to the commander?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-6e.

Methodology: Review rating schemes and organizational charts to identify the structure of the organization.

Is the safety and occupational health office staffed with professional safety personnel meeting the requirements for these positions established by the OPM?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-6f

Methodology: Review job descriptions.

Does the safety manager meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards for the positions of Occupational Safety and Health, GS 018/803?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-6e

Methodology: Review safety manager/director’s job description.

Does the Command’s Safety Manager, as the Command’s CP12 career program manager, executes the responsibilities in AR 385-10 para 2-6e, 2-6f, and 2-7d for all Army Headquarters and subordinate command safety professionals?
REF: CP12 ACTEDS Plan

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, CP12 program records.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that additional duty (military) and/or collateral duty (Army civilian) safety personnel are used to augment the Army Headquarters’ and subordinate commands’ safety organizations in performing safety and accident prevention functions?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-6g

Methodology: Review management control process, additional/collateral duty safety roster.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that additional/collateral duty safety personnel —
(1) Appointed by the commander on written orders.
(2) Commissioned officers at battalion and higher unit levels and the rank of staff sergeant or higher at the company level (additional duty safety personnel).
(3) Have 1 year or more retainability in the unit upon duty appointment.
(4) Give their safety duties proper priority.
(5) Report directly to their unit commander/director on safety–related matters.
(6) Coordinate activities with their supporting safety office?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-6g


Methodology: Review management control process, additional/collateral duty safety roster and orders.

Are the organization and subordinate command safety offices staffed in accordance with Army Safety Model approved by DCS, G–3/5/7?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-6j

Methodology: Review safety office staffing and organization.

Does the organization have a Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council chaired by the commander or the commander’s designee (a senior management official) and composed of management and military and Army civilian operating personnel (HQ level only). The council meets at least semiannually and publishes minutes of the meetings?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-23

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, council meeting minutes.


Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that:
a. Subordinate commands/activities establish Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian Employee Safety Committee chaired by the commander or the commander’s designee (a senior management official) and composed of management and military and Army civilian operating personnel.
b. Councils meet at least quarterly and minutes of meetings are published?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-24

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, council meeting minutes. Review subordinate command committee meeting minutes.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that CP-12 professionals are aware of safety and occupational health competency and training requirements, as specified in the CP-12 Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and as provided by the Director of Army Safety and the CP-12 Functional Chief’s Representative?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-5d and 2-6g

Methodology: Review management control process, additional/collateral duty safety roster, orders, training records.

Does the organization conduct annual command-level programmatic audits to internally self-assess its overall effectiveness of management controls for integrating the Army Safety Program into their business process and mission execution?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-10; DA PAM 385-10

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program for self-assessment requirements; review self-assessment audit reports.

Does the HQs organization conduct a programmatic audit of subordinate command safety programs, in accordance with guidance in DA Pam 385–10, at least every 3 years to assess overall effectiveness of management controls for integrating the Army Safety Program into their business process and mission execution?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-10; DA PAM 385-10

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program for requirements covering subordinate program audits; review subordinate command audit reports.

Does the organization develops, and requires subordinate command safety offices to develop, a strategic plan that includes ARAP, annual organizational accident prevention goals and objectives, and incorporate Department of the Army annual goals and objectives?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-1

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command strategic safety plan and goals and objectives.

Does the organization review progress in implementing the strategic plan and performance against organizational and Department of the Army goals and objectives on a quarterly basis?
REF: AR 385-10, para 2-1e

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, documentation of quarterly reviews. This should be done during the safety committee at those organizations that have committees.

PE-03 Accident Investigation

Does the organization develop and establish policy and procedures to implement the accident investigation program within their commands IAW AR 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4y(14).

Methodology: Command safety documentation (for example, regulation, policy memo, and so forth). There should be a chpater in the command safety document that addresses accident reporting and investigation.

Does the organization develop metrics for rate of accident occurrence, severity and cost for recording and review with the commander as part of the commander’s regular oversight process?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-10.

Methodology: Review the written Accident Trends and Analysis program. Should be a separate chapter in the command safety document.

Does the Commander review accident trends and analysis with subordinate commanders, directors and managers and discusses resolutions to causation factors?
REF: AR 385-10 paragraph 2-24.

Methodology: Review copies of trends, analysis and minutes from the command safety council/committee. They should be reviewed at least quarterly.

Does the organization develop training for accident reporting, analysis of the accident, injury, and illness data as well as accident investigation requirements prescribed in AR 385-10 and the command’s accident investigation and reporting requirements?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4y(6), and paragraph 10-4.

Methodology: Training Programs should be addressed within the command safety document. All supervisors should have training on how to report injuries and conduct a simple accident investigation.

PE-04 Contracting

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures in addition to clauses as required by FAR, DFARS, and EFARS, activities develop performance work statements and contract instructions and conditions that outline contractor safety requirements and responsibilities based on a risk assessment of the work to be performed and activity/command unique requirements, in consultation with local safety and occupational health subject matter experts?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2f

Methodology: Review management control process; review sample contracts/PWSs.

Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document include a section addressing contracting safety, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the organization mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, para 1-4y(9)

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program contracting section.

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures clauses outlining contractor safety requirements and responsibilities are included in solicitations and contracts as prescribed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and the Engineer Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (EFARS)?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2e

Methodology: Review Organization management control process used to ensure inclusion of appropriate clauses in solicitations and contracts; review sample contracts for inclusion of appropriate clauses.

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures Army safety and occupational health professionals are trained in contracting principles and procedures and contract safety requirements and processes, including specific courses required in DA Pamphlet 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2b

Methodology: Review management control process used to ensure safety professionals are adequately trained; review training records.

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures all accidents, injuries and illnesses occurring on the project be reported to the Contracting Officer (KO) IAW contractual procedures?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2i

Methodology: Review management control process, reporting log samples.

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures safety and occupational health subject matter experts assist CORs with monitoring contract safety and occupational health compliance?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2h

Methodology: Review management control process used to monitor contract safety and occupational health compliance; review sample contract monitoring reports.

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures Contracting Officers consult with safety and occupational health subject matter experts to ensure that clauses for safety are included in solicitations and contracts as appropriate and necessary?
REF: AR 385-10, para 4-2h

Methodology: Review management control process used by Contracting and Safety to ensure safety clauses appropriate to anticipated hazards/risks are included in contracts; review sample contracts.

PD-05 Explosives

Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document include a section addressing explosives safety management, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the Army Headquarters mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, para 1-4y(9)

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of explosives safety management.

Does the organization explosives safety management program (ESMP) address explosives safety program organization and staffing, site planning, facilities conformance, emergency response, tenants, master planning, ranges, contractors, accident prevention program, facility maintenance, demilitarization/destruction, RM, explosives safety issuances, records management, inspections/evaluations/audits, and training?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of all required areas.

Does the organization ESMP identify the safety responsibilities of all organization s (including tenants or other organization s covered by a memorandum of agreement) with ammunition and explosives (AE) missions and functions (e.g., research, testing, manufacturing, transportation, storage, and demilitarization)?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3b

Methodology: Does the ESMP identify all required safety responsibilities?

Does the organization ESMP define safety office direct access to commander and lines of communication and reporting between the safety office and other organization s with an explosives safety function?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3c

Methodology: Does the ESMP define access and lines of communication?

Does the organization ESMP charter and prescribe responsibilities, composition, and procedures for local explosives safety councils?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3f

Methodology: Does the ESMP list requirements for local explosives safety councils?

Does the organization ESMP prescribes processes for operational continuity (for example, SOPs and routine facility maintenance)?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3g

Methodology: Does the ESMP cover operational continuity?

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures Safety directors of organization s with an AE mission—
(1) Establish, manage, and direct the organization’s ESMP in accordance with the requirements of AR 385-10, DA Pam 385–30, DA Pam 385–64, DA Pam 385–65, and other policies and standards the command deems necessary.
(2) Serve as the primary POC for all ESMP-related actions, coordinating with other agencies as necessary to maximize awareness as well as stakeholder and SME input.
(3) Keep leadership informed of the organization ’s ESMP posture and AE safety issues.
(4) Ensure explosives safety deviations are accurate and kept current. When the organization’s leadership transitions, ensure that the incoming leadership is informed of and renews explosives safety risk acceptance.
(5) Ensure AE mishaps are properly reported, investigated, and analyzed.
(6) Ensure explosives safety training requirements are properly identified, resourced, and complied with and that individuals’ completed training is documented.
(7) Conduct periodic evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of the organization ’s ESMP?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-4b

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation; procedure for tracking explosives safety deviations.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that Quality Assurance Specialists–Ammunition Surveillance are an integral component of the ESMP and provide technical assistance, as delineated in DA Pam 385–64, and Ammunition Warrant Officers are an integral component of the ESMP and provide support to organization safety offices as well as leadership to tactical units?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-4c-d

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that Army installations and activities develop and maintain a comprehensive listing of all existing explosives facilities. Is each explosives facility identified by building number, facility type (earth covered magazine, aboveground magazine, operating building, and so forth) and user or owner activity, as applicable, and placed in one of the following categories:
(1) Facility has an approved explosives safety siting plan (ESSP) or an ESSP has been submitted for approval.
(2) Facility is grandfathered and the required documentation is on file.
(3) Facility has a properly executed risk assessment and CORA.
(4) Facility does not have an ESSP (approved or submitted), is not grandfathered, and does not have a properly executed CORA.
(5) ESSP is not required per DA Pamphlet 385–64?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-6f

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation.

Is the organization Safety Director, as the Organization CP12 career program manager, ensure CP–12 personnel in job series 0018 and 0803 have completed USADAC courses AMMO-107, AMMO-45, AMMO-63, and AMMO-78?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-10a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, training and certification records.

Is the organization Safety Director, as the Organization CP12 career program manager, ensure CP–12 personnel in positions with explosives safety roles and responsibilities complete training in advanced explosives safety management and explosives safety for tactical environments. CP–12 personnel with explosives safety roles and responsibilities in industrial; RDT&E; and munitions response missions and functions must also complete training designed to provide requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities in these areas?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-10b

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, training and certification records.


Is the organization Safety Director, as the organization’s CP12 career program manager, ensures safety personnel managing explosives safety programs and /or executing technical duties receive proper training as specified in CP-12 training requirements and Table 1-1 of DA PAM 385-64?
REF: DA PAM 385-64

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, training and certification records.

Does the organization’s ESMP prescribe responsibilities, requirements, and procedures for the investigation, reporting, and analysis of AE mishaps?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3i

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.

Does the organization's ESMP prescribe responsibilities, requirements, and procedures for conducting audits/surveys to assess ESMP compliance with AR 385-10 and to assess compliance of AE activities with DA Pam 385–64, including tracking and follow-up of required corrective actions?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3h

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that Army leaders of organization s with AE missions and functions (for example, research, testing, manufacturing, transportation, storage, and demilitarization) will maintain cognizance of the posture of their ESMP as well as all explosives safety deviations with MEDIUM or higher residual risk level and duration greater than 60 days?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-4a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation demonstrating Army leader cognizance of explosives safety posture and deviations.

Does the organization’s ESMP prescribe responsibilities and procedures for knowledgeable and qualified personnel to develop, coordinate, review, and approve site plans, safety submissions, and facility designs?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3d

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization ESMP prescribe responsibilities, requirements, and procedures that ensure qualified personnel develop, coordinate, review, and approve explosives safety waiver and exemption requests for facilities and equipment, as delineated in DA Pam 385 - 30, and provide the commander with essential risk data regarding the deficient situation?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-3e

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program.


Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that
a. When building or performing a major modification on a structure (greater than 15 percent of current value) that violates or will violate the provisions of DA Pam 385–64, the commander certifies such projects are essential due to operational necessity or other compelling reasons and obtain written authority - a CCR - from the appropriate level of command.
b. When an existing facility violates the provisions of DA Pam 385–64, a CoRA or CCR is executed and the risk accepted at the appropriate level of command.
c. Where operations violate the provisions of DA Pam 385–64, a CORA will be completed in
accordance with DA Pam 385–30?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-5

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation, records of CCRs, and CoRAs.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that site plans are executed for construction of new explosives facilities and construction of any facility within the explosives arc of an existing explosives facility, as well as when the use or remodeling of the facility increases the level of risk associated with the facility. Site plans are submitted electronically IAW requirements of AR 385-10, DA PAM 385-64, and DA PAM 385-65?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-6

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation, records of site plans.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that explosives licenses are executed IAW AR 385-10 and DA PAM 385-64?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-7

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, ESMP documentation.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that during acquisition, HERO evaluation and certification of military munitions is done both for routine mission profiles and for anticipated Joint- or combined-operational missions. Minimally, HERO certification involves evaluation without adverse effects to military munitions in an electromagnetic environment (EME) relevant to all life cycle configurations?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-11a

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that HERO certification is done when legacy military munitions are employed in an EME for which they were not previously HERO certified?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-11a(1)

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that Commanders take measures (identifying susceptibilities, quantifying EMEs, evaluating risks associated with operating procedures, and establishing tailored emission control instructions) to ensure that HERO effects on military munitions are resolved during the planning of Joint or combined operations and training exercises?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-11b

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.


Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that areas where the levels of RF electromagnetic fields constitute a radiation hazard to military munitions or to flammable materials located in areas where radiation hazards to military munitions exist are required to be clearly marked with warning signs or labels for mobile emitters?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-11c

Methodology: View command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that prior to using electronic equipment that intentionally generates RF energy to identify or track military munitions or for use within a military munitions storage or operating facility, commanders will ensure that qualified personnel have evaluated and certified such equipment for use by comparing the device’s radiated emission characteristics with respect to a military munition’s potential susceptibility and determining a safe separation distance?
REF: AR 385-10, para 5-11e

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

PD-06 Off-duty-Family

Is Public, Family, Off-Duty, Recreation and Seasonal Safety administered as elements of the Organization safety program?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m(9), Table 1-1, Item 6. 

Methodology: Safety Documentation (for example, regulation, Policy memo, and so forth). 

Does the organization ensure that subordinate commands establish, resource, and operate a safety program for water related activities including water operations and water recreational activities?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m (9) and paragraph 6-6

Methodology: Accident Trends and Analysis. 

Does the organization develop and implement procedures to ensure Soldiers have applied RM to their leave, pass, TDY, or PCS travel plans, when driving out of the local area, as determined by the commander?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 6-3a.

Methodology:  Copy of trends and analysis and minutes to command safety council.


Does the organization develop and administer promotional programs and procedures to increase awareness of the specific hazards associated with the change of seasons and celebration of holidays?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 6-4

Methodology: Training Programs.

In reference sporting and recreational events, does the Organization submit safety requirements to installation safety for approval and dissemination?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 6-11b.

Methodology: MOU, MOA, safety council minutes, or request correspondence.

PE-07 Radiation

Does the organization have a radiation safety program in place with policy documentation?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m (9), and paragraph 7-3a.

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of system safety requirements.

Does the organization designate, in writing, a person to be the Organization Radiation Safety Staff Officer (RSSO)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m(5).

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization establish written policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, DOD, and Army radiation safety regulations and directives?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-3a.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.


Does the organization establish written policies and procedures for the safe use and storage of radioactive commodities in the Army command as necessary to ensure compliance with radiation safety requirements in applicable technical publications?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-3a and 7-5n.

Methodology: Review Command Policies and SOPs for procedures for Army radioactive commodities. Procedures should include requirements for safe use, storage, transportation and disposal.

Does the organization approve applications for new ARAs, ARA renewals, and ARA amendments?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-6; and DA PAM 385-24, paragraph’s 1-4i(1) and 1-4i(3).

Methodology: Review the Command ARA approval policy. Procedures should be in place for requiring, issuing, and ensuring compliance.

Does the organization establish and employ procedures to ensure that captured, purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained foreign equipment and materiel are surveyed for RAM and that appropriate actions are taken following discovery of any RAM in those items?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m(9), and DA PAM 385-24, paragraph 1-4i(4).

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation. Review policies and procedures for units with deployable personnel to ensure contain procedures to identify, handle, inspect and dispose of foreign equipment containing radioactive material.

Does the organization ensure subordinate commanders have available all Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses, Army Radiation Authorizations, and Army Radiation Permits for radioactive materials and machine produced ionizing radiation equipment?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-5a.

Methodology: Review inspections to ensure subordinate units have appropriate authorization documents.

Does the organization ensure subordinate units establish Radiation Safety Committee(s) (RSC) as per NRC license requirements or as need dictates, the RSC(s) provide information on issues to command and are audited by command?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 2-23 c (1).

Methodology: Review inspections the Command is reviewing radiation safety committee meeting minutes.

Does the organization ensure subordinate units maintain an inventory of radiation sources as higher headquarters directs and in accordance with requirements of NRC licenses, Army Radiation Permits (ARPs), ARAs (Army Radiation Authorizations), and technical publications?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-5g

Methodology: Review inspections to ensure commands review subordinate inventory of radiation sources and confirm the sources are authorized for possession.

Does the organization ensure that an internal (for example, the RSO or local acting IG (Inspector General) or external (for example, the TSG (para 1-4g(3)) or an RSO from another command) agent or agency audits the radiation safety program annually?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph’s 1-4i(5)(d) and 1-4j(6).

Methodology: Review the annual program assessments.

Does the organization ensure subordinate commands comply with conditions of AMC-held radioactive commodity NRC licenses and ARAs to include ensuring all personnel using RAM are aware of applicable regulations and conditions as appropriate?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-3b.

Methodology: Review inspections to ensure commands review subordinate policies for compliance with AMC radioactive commodity licenses and ARAs as appropriate.

Does the organization review emergency reaction plans as necessary and procedures for investigating and reporting radiation accidents, incidents, and overexposures?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 7-3a. DA PAM 385-25

Methodology: Review Policies and procedures for radiation safety. Policies should identify how to comply with DA PAM 385-25.

Does the organization establish and employ procedures to ensure a there is a Laser Safety program established and a designated Laser Safety Officer (LSO) in writing?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph’s 1-4k(1) and 1-4k(2).

Methodology: Review Laser Safety Policy.

Does the organization maintain an inventory of military-exempt lasers, Class 3B and Class 4 lasers as higher headquarters directs and in accordance with requirements?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph 3-1h.

Methodology: Review policies and procedures for nonionizing radiation safety.

Does the organization report excess military-exempt lasers to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for utilization screening within DOD. (DOD 4160.21-M-1)(See paragraph 3-2c.)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4m(9), DA PAM 385-24 paragraph 1-4i(4).

Methodology: Review excess military-exempt laser policy.

Does the organization establish and employ procedures to ensure a there is a Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Safety program established and designated a Radiofrequency Safety Officer (RFSO) in writing?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph’s 1-4k(1) and 1-4k(2).

Methodology: Review RFR Safety Policy and Procedures.

Does the organization ensure laser accidents are reported to the Tri-Service hotline and to USAPHC and follow accident reporting procedures?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph 5-3e, and DA PAM 385-40.

Methodology: Review policies and procedures for nonionizing radiation safety.


Does the organization ensure RFR accidents are reported to USAPHC and follow accident reporting procedures?
REF: DA PAM 385-24, paragraph 6-1a(3)(b); and DA PAM 385-40.

Methodology: RFR Safety Policy and Procedures

Does the organization ensure subordinate commanders at all levels instruct radiation handlers/users in safe working conditions and operating procedures IAW applicable regulations and directives?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-10.

Methodology: Review training documentation, lesson plans/programs of instruction (POIs) and schedule of classes.

Does the organization ensure RSOs, LSOs and RFSOs at all levels are trained to a level commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the radiation program for which they are responsible, and in accordance with applicable NRC regulations and license conditions, ANSI standards, ARAs, and other program documents.
Has training been completed before RSO/LSO/RFSO assumes the Radiation Safety Program responsibilities?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-10, and DA PAM 385-24 paragraph 7-1

Methodology: Review training records, lesson plans/programs of instruction (POIs) and schedule of classes.

Is refresher training occurring annually and retraining after signification regulatory change or every 5 years?

PE-08 Awards

Does the organization have a current Safety Awards Program?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4aa(9)

Methodology: Review written safety awards program documentation.

Do the commanders at all levels promote the Safety Awards Program using all available means (i.e. Policy memo, safety and occupational health council, staff meetings, email, local papers, flyers, posters etc)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 8-8. 

Methodology: Review procedures that are in place to promote the awards program; i.e., local newspapers, flyers/posters, unit training, electronic media (radio and television).

Does the organizational safety office distributes educational and marketing information on the Army’s Safety Awards Program?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 8-7

Methodology: Review organization's program to determine what method is used to distribute educational and marketing information.

Does the organization have a unit safety certification program?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 8-6

Methodology: "To be certified, a unit must have completed the following:
a. Appointed in writing a safety officer who has completed the required level of training.
b. Implemented a safety program according to this regulation.
c. Reduced the number of accidents, both on and off the job, by 50 percent of the previous year.
d. Had in place an accident tracking and reporting system that complied with the requirements of this regulation.
e. Had in place a documented RM process demonstrating controls implementation and management of identified risks.
f. Sustained the above initiatives for a significant and established period of time, such as 1 year, 2 years, and so forth.

Does the organization safety awards program base criteria on individual and unit overall safety achievement?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 8-2

Methodology: Review organization's safety awards program criteria.

PE-09 System

Does the organization's safety and occupational health regulation / program document includes a section addressing system safety management, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the Army Headquarters mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 1-4 aa. (17)

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of system safety requirements.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that materiel developers, acquisition managers and equipment, process, and facility designers: a. Initiate and tailor a system safety program in accordance with AR 385-10, DA Pam 385–16, and MIL–STD 882D for all Army materiel, systems, software, equipment, facilities, and processes (such as but not limited to in-house development, commercial off–the–shelf (COTS), non-developmental items (NDI), government-furnished equipment (GFE), etc.) regardless of the acquisition process utilized (e.g., evolutionary or spiral development)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapters 9-2 d. and 9-6.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization:
a. Initiate and tailor a system safety program in accordance with AR 385-10, DA Pam 385–16, and MIL–STD 882D for all Army materiel, systems, software, equipment, facilities, and processes (such as but not limited to in-house development, commercial off–the–shelf (COTS), non-developmental items (NDI), government-furnished equipment (GFE), etc.) regardless of the acquisition process utilized (e.g., evolutionary or spiral development)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization: b. Ensure the system safety program addresses materiel change, modifications, integration, fielding, deployment, disposal, and hazard tracking?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization: c. Establish, fund, and provide adequate resources to implement and maintain an effective system safety effort covering development, production, fielding, deployment, demilitarization, and disposal for their programs, projects, equipment, processes, and developmental areas?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization: d. Obtain the appropriate safety documentation (e.g., safety assessment report) from the item/equipment developer or vendor when purchasing or developing equipment/facilities?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization: e. Generate a risk assessment before allowing Soldiers or Army civilians to use, operate, maintain, and/or dispose of an item, equipment, or facility being purchased or acquired for the Army or other military Services; obtain a safety release from the Army Evaluation Center or in accordance with guidance provided in DA Pam 386–16 whenever Soldiers are involved in the event?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-2 f.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the organization: f. Certify that safety hazards are eliminated, controlled to the lowest risk level, or the resulting residual risk is formally accepted for their materiel, systems, equipment, facilities, and processes developed, acquired, fielded, and provided to the Army and other military Services?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-2 i.

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program, command/subcommand audits, program documentation.

Does the Headquarters have an effective management control process to ensure that a system safety management plan (SSMP) is developed for the acquisition of all systems to establish Army management objectives and responsibilities for execution of a system safety program for the life cycle of a system beginning at the concept decision. SSMPs are updated and provided at each Milestone Decision Review?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-2 h.

Methodology: Review management control process; sample SSMPs.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that Army acquisition executives, PEOs, and PMs integrate system safety elements, tailored to meet the complexity of system and milestones of their systems, into acquisition programs as part of the overall system acquisition strategy by developing a System Safety Management Plan (SSMP) for all systems (or family of systems) as prescribed in Chapter 9-8 of AR 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-8.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample SSMPs.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that coordination is required among all components in establishing, maintaining, and using Facility System Safety (FASS) in the design, construction, operation, and disposition of military and civil works facilities?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-9 b.

Methodology: Review management control process.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that facility/project managers, safety professionals, and FASS points of contacts are trained in accordance with DA Pam 385–16?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapters 9-9 f. and 12.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample training records.

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that a Safety Confirmation is developed and provided to the PM and to the independent evaluator, for milestone decisions and materiel release/fielding that includes a risk assessment for hazards not adequately controlled, lists any technical or operational limitations, and highlights any safety problems that require further testing?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-8 h.

Methodology: Review Safety Confirmations

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that hazards discovered in fielded systems, facilities, and materiel are assessed and communicated to the PM in a timely manner and are eliminated, controlled, or accepted through the mishap risk management component of risk management process, and ASAT, as appropriate, per DA PAM 385-16?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-2 f.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample hazard communication and control documents

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that acceptance of Army system and equipment safety risks is performed at a level of management authority commensurate with the risk and that a formal acceptance is used to document acceptance of residual risks?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

a. Is the system is designed and built to meet applicable safety standards?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

b. Is a hazard analysis / risk assessment has been performed (including new hazards the equipment might create)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

c. Has an attempt has been made to identify the accident history for the system (or for a similar military system)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.(3)

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

d. Is Protective equipment / controls needed for safe operation, maintenance, storage, and transport of the system have been identified?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

e. Have HAZMAT (including radioactive substances) and potentially hazardous emissions (for example, laser) and waste generation associated with the system been identified?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

f. Have special licenses / certificates required to own, store or use the system been identified?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

g. Have potential interoperability/connectivity/interference with the operation of other military equipment been identified?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

h. Are COTS electrical equipment used in Army workplaces is “Listed” or “Labeled” by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (military equipment released to the field under the auspices of AR 700–142 is considered as equivalent to “Listed”)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-6 b.(11)

Methodology: Review management control process, sample acquisition safety documentation

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that prior to using electronic equipment that intentionally generates radio frequency energy to identify or track military munitions or for use within a military munitions storage or operating facility qualified personnel evaluate and certify such equipment for use by comparing the device’s radiated emission characteristics with respect to a military munition’s potential susceptibility and determining a safe Chaptertion distance?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-7 c.

Methodology: Review management control process, evaluations and certifications

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that a safety assessment report (SAR), initial health hazard assessment (HHA) and safety release are provided when conducting tests, pretest training, materiel field use, materiel field training, and demonstrations involving Soldiers?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-8 g.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample SAR, HHA, safety release

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that MATDEVs are responsible for obtaining HERO evaluations and certifications of military munitions both for routine mission profiles and for anticipated Joint- or combined-operational missions. Minimally, HERO certification will involve evaluation without adverse effects to military munitions in an electromagnetic environment relevant to all life cycle configurations?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-7

Methodology: Review management control process, evaluations and certifications

Does the organization has an effective management control process to ensure that HERO certification is done when legacy military munitions are redesigned or before military munitions are employed in an electromagnetic environment for which they were not previously HERO certified?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-7

Methodology: Review management control process, evaluations and certifications

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that all data from HERO evaluations is compiled in a centralized data repository to support the Joint Spectrum Center Ordnance Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Risk Assessment Database for subsequent use in information applications?
REF: AR 385-10, Chapter 9-7

Methodology: Review management control process, evaluations and certifications

PE-10 Training

Do organizations evaluate subordinate commands to ensure all Army personnel are provided RM training in those areas needed for a safe and efficient execution of their task?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-2

Methodology: "Review training documentation to ensure it addresses:
1. Required PPE. 2. General safety requirements particular to the operation.
3. Risk mitigation techniques and controls.
4. Special safety requirements.
5. Lessons learned from previous operations.
6. Procedures for reporting and responding to accidents.
7. Identification of all known and perceived hazards."

Do organizations ensure leaders, commanders, directors, managers and supervisors are provided specialized training to enable them to execute their SOH and RM leadership responsibilities properly?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-4y and 10-5

Methodology: Review program documentation to ensure leadership has completed required training: Commanders Safety Course, Supervisors Safety Course, or Managers Safety Course

Do organizations ensure leaders and managers integrate RM into all Army processes and operations?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-3(a).

Methodology: Review organization's training plan to ensure RM is incorporated in the plan.

Do organizations evaluate subordinate commands to ensure that all safety professionals receive adequate training to perform their duties IAW 29 CFR 1960?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-4a.

Methodology: Review training plan to determine if subordinate command safety professionals receive adequate training to perform their duties IAW 29 CFR 1960.

Do organizations evaluate subordinate commands to ensure safety policies and procedures are established to ensure employees are provided appropriate job safety training?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-4b

Methodology: Review training plan to ensure it includes appropriate safety training for employees including specialized job safety training.

Do organizations monitor command to ensure appropriate commanders have completed the Command Safety Course (CSC)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 10-6a

Methodology: Review training in DTMS to ensure Commanders have completed CSC.

PE-11 Motor Vehicle

Does the organization administer a safety program that consists of Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention and implements the requirements of AR 385-10, Chp. 11?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 11

Methodology: Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Document (for example, Safety regulation, SOP, policy memo, and so forth). 

Does the organization ensure supervisors of AMV operations are setting standards of performance for vehicle operations and periodically assessing driver performance?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 11-2 through 11-7.

Methodology: Safety regulation/policy, Audit/Inspection/Evaluation Report, Soldier records.

Are fatal and other Class A vehicle-related accidents (Soldiers on-duty or off-duty, and on-duty Army civilians, contractor reported, and visitors to Army installations) briefed to the first general officer in the chain of command?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 11-2.a.(1).

Methodology: Safety regulation/policy

Does the organization ensures subordinate commanders prescribe procedures for the safe operation of Motor Vehicles on and off Army installations and contractor vehicles on post?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 1-4 m. (4)-(11) and Chp. 11-4.

Methodology: Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Document, Safety Regulation/policy

Does the organization ensures all commanders are encouraging safety restraint usage, specifically seat belts and child restraints?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 1-4 m. (4)-(11) and Chp. 11-4 a. (1)-(7).

Methodology: Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Document

Are Commanders at all levels ensure that pedestrian safety is an emphasized part of the overall traffic program?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 1-4. m. (4)-(11) and Chp. 11-11.

Methodology: Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Program.

Are Commanders at all levels ensure that motorcycles and moped operators are required to comply with HSPS and AR 385-10, Chp. 11-9?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 1-4. m. (4)-(11) and Chp. 11-9.

Methodology: Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Program

PE-12 Force Mobilization

Do leaders at all levels establish a command climate that promotes safety and takes every measure and precaution to keep Soldiers healthy and maintain their morale?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 12-3(c).

Methodology: Review Command Policy Documents.

Do leaders adopt a program that includes training sessions, redeployment surveys, and medical screening for Soldiers prior to leaving theater?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 12-7(a).

Methodology: Review Command Mobilization Documents.

Do leaders ensure that Risk Management is incorporated in regulations, directives, SOPs, special orders, training plans, and operational plans to minimize accident risk, and that SOPs are developed for all operations entailing risk of death, serious injury, occupational illness or property loss?
REF: AR 358-10, paragraph 12-3(b)

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program.

Do leaders/commanders develop and order the utilization of Individual Risk Assessments, which begins during redeployment and continue through reconstitution?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 12-8(c).


Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program and written risk assessments.


PE-14 Safe Cargo

Does the organization safety and occupational health regulation / program document include a section addressing safe cargo operations and incorporates requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the organization’s mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, para 1-4y(9)

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures:
(1) personnel handling HAZMAT cargo receive general safety training concerning properties and hazards of HAZMAT, procedures to take in event of a leak/spill, and specific details of their duties in accordance with the transportation modes to be used.
(2) are assigned duties only for which they are specifically trained?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-2c

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits, training requirements and records

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that cargo preparation operators are trained in material compatibility rules, packaging procedures, and package marking and labeling appropriate to the material and transport mode?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-2a

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits, training requirements and records

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures cargo loading operators are trained in—
a. Controlling transport unit weight and balance.
b. Cargo securing techniques appropriate to the material, packaging configuration, transport unit being loaded, and the transport mode?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-2b

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits, training requirements and records

Does the organization have an effective management control process that ensures personnel assigned to operate vehicles and material handling equipment (MHE) are trained, licensed and experienced?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-3b

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits, training requirements and records

Does the organization have a management control process that ensures ground guides are used and are conspicuous by illumination device or high visibility clothing?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-3b

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits

Does the organization have a management control process that ensures a railhead safety officer and safety NCO are required to be appointed by the responsible leader/commander and that commanders implement a railhead certification program for units assigned to rail loading operations?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-3c

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have a management control process that ensures CONUS ammunition and explosives transport operations are conducted in compliance with AR 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-4

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have a management control process that ensures a port operations safety officer and safety NCO will be appointed by the responsible leader/commander and that personnel involved in port operations will be trained in their respective duties and the hazards involved in the operating area?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-3d

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.


Does the organization have a management control process that ensures Commanders are prohibited from using the risk assessment process to waive statutory requirements concerning vehicle loads, especially concerning hazardous materials, and are required to obtain an exemption or competent authority approval?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-2d

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

Does the organization have a management control process that ensures vehicle drivers have the authority to refuse a load that he believes violates any safety provision for which he may be held liable during the journey?
REF: AR 385-10, para 14-2e

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program, management control process, command/subcommand audits.

PE-15 Aviation

Does the commander have a formal, written aviation safety philosophy?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-2a (2) and DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 2-3.

Methodology: Review written aviation safety philosophy.

Is a full-time position for a qualified aviation safety officer, or qualified aviation safety technician is on the headquarters safety office staff and the position filled?
REF: DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 1-4i.

Methodology: Review job description of aviation safety officer. TDA, MTOE , appointment orders, and ASO certification.

Has the command established an aviation safety council?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-4, DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 2-4.

Methodology: Review Safety Council policy, membership and meeting minutes.

Does the organization review applicable aviation accident prevention surveys?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-3 and DA PAM 385-90, paragraph 1-4j(15).

Methodology: Review CSC Minutes, hazard logs, survey reports, or Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) results.

Does the organization ensure to correct deficiencies found during the accident prevention surveys?
REF: DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 2-11.

Methodology: Review CSC minutes and hazard logs.

Is a system is in place to ensure action is taken on all Operational Hazard Reports (OHRs)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-6, and DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 2-7c.

Methodology: Review Operational Hazard Reports, the unit SOP.

Does the organization have an endurance management policy to ensure fatigue is controlled or eliminated from operations?
REF: DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 3-13.

Methodology: Review endurance management policy

Does the organization have a program to minimize damage to aircraft from foreign object debris (FOD)?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-8, and DA PAM 385-90, paragraph 2-8.

Methodology: Review command FOD policy.

Does the organization ensure that accidents involving aircraft are investigated and analyzed to the extent needed to identify cause factors and deficiencies and to develop counter measures to prevent similar accidents?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 3-2, and DA Pam 385-40.

Methodology: Review accident investigation policy and follow up on accident report recommendations.

Does the organization have processes and procedures in place to ensure that operational hazard report (OHR) (DA Form 2696) information is disseminated throughout the Command?
REF: DA PAM 385-90, paragraph 2-7.

Methodology: Review dissemination of OHR process.

Does the organization ASO ensure monthly safety education and training classes are conducted?
REF: Policy: AR 385-10, paragraph 15-5, DA Pam 385-90, paragraph 1-4j(14)m(c).

Methodology: Review Lesson plans/programs of instruction (POIs) and schedule of classes.

PE-16 Workplace

Does the organization establish, and evaluate implementation of, policy, functions and written procedures for workplace safety as part of their safety and occupational health programs consistent with Chp. 16-2d of AR 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2.d.

Methodology: Activity Safety Document

Does the organization ensure military design, specifications and deployment requirements comply with OSHA standards where feasible?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2. (b).

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and design reviews).

Does the organization implement policy that emphasizes and values the importance of workplace safety through the chain of command to the lowest level?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-5.b.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).

Does the organization ensure military and Army Civilian officials at each management level promote strong safety programs, safe working conditions, and safe performance to prevent accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2.c.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).

Does the organization establish, and evaluate implementation of, policy to ensure workplace safety programs are modified to fit local operations to provide maximum safety and reductions of the risk of accidental loss?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2.d.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).

Does the organization ensure the Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health Protection Program (DD Form 2272) or equivalent posters are posted in all workplaces, in places access by employees?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2.g.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).


Does the organization integrate the OSHA and national consensus standards into military standards, tasks, techniques, and procedures as appropriate?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-5.a.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).

Does the organization ensure workplace safety guidelines are integrated in military unique operations to minimize risk as commanders conduct Risk Management?
REF: DA Pam 385-10, 14-1.a.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, inspection reports, and so forth).


Does the organization ensure the OSHA programs and national consensus standards are integrated into all Army equipment, systems, operations, and workplaces (CONUS and OCONUS)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 16-2.a.

Methodology: Activity Safety Documents (such as; regulations, command policy memo, and inspection reports, and so forth).

PE-17 Inspections

Does the organization prescribe policy to implement procedures and guidance for workplace inspections, hazard reporting and recording provided in DA Pam 385–10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 17-2; DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 8-1 and 8-2

Methodology: Activity Safety Policy/Regulation and audit report.

Does the organization policy require the development of worksite inspection guidelines to lead the inspectors through the process and requirements outlined in DA Pam 385-10,
8-3d?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 17-2, DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 8-3

Methodology: Activity Safety Policy/Audit/inspection/evaluation reports.

Does the organization implement policy to ensure qualified safety and occupational health professionals or specially trained personnel competent to conduct the inspection, conduct workplace safety inspections at least annually outlined in DA Pam 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph, 17-6

Methodology: Activity safety policy/Audit/inspection/evaluation reports

Does the organization implement policy and establish procedures for employee reports of hazards located in 29 CFR 1960.28, 29 CFR 1960.46, and DA Pam 385–10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph, 17-9., DA Pam 385-10, 8-4a

Methodology: Audit/inspection/evaluation reports

Does the organization prescribe policy and procedures to ensures hazards are eliminated on a worst-first basis and an abatement plan is prepared for each RAC 1 or 2 hazard whose correction will exceed 30 days in accordance with para 8-5b of DA PAM 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 17-7; DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 8-5b

Methodology: Activity Safety Regulation

Does the organization review abatement plans at least annually to ensure adequate resource allocation and ensures non-resource-intensive corrective actions are accomplished?
REF: DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 8-5f.

Methodology: Activity Safety Policy/Regulation and audit report.

Does the organization notice of violations for RACs 1 and 2 hazards that are detected during Standard Army Safety and Occupational Health Inspections are recorded on DA Form 4753 (Notice of Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Condition) or equivalent and posted near the area of identified hazard with a description of the nature and severity, probability, and associated risk of the violation; the substance of the mishap risk management component of RM plan; and interim protective measures?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 17-7; DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 8-5b

Methodology: Activity Safety Policy/Audit/inspection/evaluation reports.

Does the organization ensure policies and procedures are implemented for transmitting OSHA notice of unsafe or unhealthful conditions (OSHA-2H) through command channels to Director of Army Safety in accordance with AR 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 17-10f.

Methodology: Local safety regulation/SOP

PE-18 Industrial Operations

Does the organization establish, evaluate and implement policy requiring supervisors to develop an accident prevention and response plan for each industrial activity under their direct control and administration?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraphs 1-4(y), and 18-6

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization establish, evaluate and implement policy requiring supervisors to ensure and make a record attesting that each employee has sufficient training, licensure, qualification, and experience prior to assignment to a particular job or activity?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraphs 1-4(y) and 18-7.

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization establish, evaluate and implement policy to ensure employees use PPE in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.132 through 29 CFR 1910.138, Subpart I, as required?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-11b

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Has the organization established, and does it evaluate implementation of, policy to ensure Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) are developed for all hazardous operations IAW the requirements of DA Pam 385-10?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraphs 1-4(y) and18-5a

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization ensure risk management is used and documented to identify the type of PPE required based on the materials and processes being used?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-11a

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization ensure pre-operational walk-throughs are conducted for all hazardous operations?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-9

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization ensure that risk assessment, risk decision making, and implementation of effective risk controls are a part of the preoperational safety plan?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-4a

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization ensure preoperational plans are developed and promulgated to identify hazards that may impact personnel safety and the operations and the measures used to eliminate or control them?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-4

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization require supervisors to review all operations to identify where mechanical handling equipment (MHE) can be used to eliminate excessive and repetitive manual material handling?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 8-13

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization require supervisors to analyze all equipment to identify point-of-operation hazards and other hazards associated with moving belts and equipment and will provide guards or other means to protect operators and other personnel?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-14

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization require a plan for the control of hazardous energy (lockout and/or tagout) be developed for each piece of equipment being used and provided to personnel servicing and maintaining that equipment in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.147?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-16

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

Does the organization ensure after action reports are prepared to document all aspects of accident prevention and preoperational planning associated with industrial operations, and that after action reports are used for improvement in accident prevention planning?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 18-17

Methodology: Review Safety Documents (Safety regulation, policy memo, evaluation reports)

PE-19 Emergency Planning

Does the organization have an Emergency Response Plan?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 19-2.b., DA Pam 385-10, Chp. 10-2., and AR 525-27, Chp. 1-11.a.

Methodology: Emergency Response Document, possibly in the Emergency Management Office

Does the Emergency Response Plan meet requirements of National Response Framework and the National Incident Management System, 29 CFR 1910.38 and 1910.39?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 19-2.b., and AR 525-27, Chp. 1-11.d.

Methodology: Emergency Response Document, possibly in the Emergency Management Office

Is emergency preparedness is a part of the command’s critical operations and the command established policy to mandate command headquarters receive reports of the status of emergency preparedness and associated planning?
REF: DA Pam 385-10, Chp. 10-2.a

Methodology: Emergency Response Document, possibly in the Emergency Management Office and AARs from annual exercise or the three year document

Does command have adequate resources to execute the emergency plan?
REF: DA Pam 385-10, paragraph 10-2.b.

Methodology: Budget Plan

Is the command emergency plan approved and signed by commander?
REF: DA Pam 385-10, Chp. 10-4.b.

Methodology: Emergency Response Document, possibly in the Emergency Management Office

PE-20 IAT

Does the organization's safety and occupational health regulation / program document include a section addressing biological defense safety, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the organization's mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-3.

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program for coverage of biological safety

Does the organizations employing mobile laboratories develop specific procedures for the mobile laboratories’ biosafety program and documentation: at a minimum the program includes risk assessment, engineering controls (safety, health, and environmental), SOPs, hazard analyses, training (user and maintenance), and inspection, testing, validation, and maintenance requirements? Has the organization has submitted the mobile laboratories’ biosafety policies/program to the ODASAF for review by the DABSHC?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-1.b.

Methodology: Review mobile laboratory biosafety policies/program and documents of review by DABSHC; MEDCOM has no mobile biological safety labs.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that when another military department, command, or agency conducting biological activity is a tenant on an installation, that organization coordinates their biological safety program with the senior commander or equivalent if a civilian organization?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-3.a.

Methodology: Review process for notifying senior commander; review documents/risk assessment/memoranda for record stating senior commander is aware of IAT on the installation. Review management control process used to ensure tenant biological safety programs are coordinated with senior commander; review sample of coordination documents.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that major subordinate commands and activities conducting biological activities include a biological safety section and a biological occupation health element, prescribing responsibilities and procedures for implementing AR 385-10 chapter 20 and DA Pam 385–69, in their written safety and occupational health program?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-3.b.

Methodology: Review Safety Regulation/SOP/Chemical Hygiene Plan

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that a continuing maintenance plan is developed and implemented for every lab facility and its equipment and the plan addresses, at the minimum: a. Identifying critical equipment and utility system components. b. Inspecting, testing, certifying, and maintaining critical equipment and utility system components. c. Investigating, reporting, and correcting equipment and utility system problems, failures, and user errors. d. Ensuring maintenance personnel possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications to inspect, test, certify, and maintain critical equipment and utility systems. e. Responding to equipment and utility system failures or disruptions?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-11

Methodology: Review DMLSS, Safety Regulation/SOP/Chemical Hygiene Plan

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that contracting officers: a. Ensure that Army biological safety clauses are made contractually binding on all contractors required to posses or use Army- or DOD-provided IAT, with the exception of clinical diagnostic, epidemiologic, and surveillance specimens. b. Designates CORs to monitor contracts. c. Ensure that contract facilities handling Army- or DOD-supplied IAT are preinspected per the appropriate checklist in DA Pam 385–69 and annually inspected for compliance with biological safety clauses and DA Pam 385–69.
REF: AR 385–10, Chp. 20-15; FAR, Subparts 1.3 and 1.4; DFARS, Subparts 201.3 and 201.4; and the AFARS, Subparts
5101.3 and 5101.4.

Methodology: Speak to contracting officer (COR) about any IAT contracts and review Safety Regulation/SOP/Chemical Hygiene Plan; AMC and MEDCOM are jointly responsible for developing the biological safety contract clauses, including clauses for accident and incident investigation and reporting. AMC and MEDCOM will ensure that such clauses are promulgated according to FAR.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that all personnel who work directly with or who otherwise have a potential for exposure to etiologic agents will receive training in accordance with AR 385-10 chapter 10 and DA Pam 385–69?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-9

Methodology: Training records, Competency Assessment File (CAF) Folders

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that when transporting IAT the agent will be prepared and/or certified for shipment by personnel who have successfully completed the 40–hour Transport of Biomedical Material Course offered by the US Army Public Health Command or other DOD or Army-approved HAZMAT shipper certification course and appointed in writing by the activity or unit CDR or designated representative stating the scope of authority and expiration date.
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-12.a.

Methodology: Training records, Competency Assessment File (CAF) Folders

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that transport, storage, handling, use, and disposal of infectious agents and toxins (IATs) occurs in a manner that will not adversely affect the safety and health of employees, visitors, the surrounding community, or the environment?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-2.a.

Methodology: Safety Regulation, Biosafety Manual, Inspection reports, mishap reports, Chemical Hygiene Plan

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that biological activities employ the minimum number of appropriately qualified and trained personnel to engage in the activity, for the shortest period of time and with the minimum amount of material, consistent with program objectives and safe operations?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-2.a.

Methodology: Safety Regulation, Biosafety Manual, Inspection reports, mishap reports, Chemical Hygiene Plan

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that workers and support personnel that have been designated or granted approval of facility access during IAT operations are identified and their health risk assessment is reviewed in conjunction with all occupational health examinations or screenings?
REF: AR 385–10, Chp. 20-4.d.

Methodology: Check IAT lab access control rosters; CAF Folders and discuss with occupational health staff.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that for new construction or major modifications of Government biological facilities, the biosafety officer and/or safety and occupational health professionals at the facility or higher headquarters reviews facility design safety controls for compliance with DA Pam 385–69 and provides comments to the appropriate design review or contracting agency (e.g., USACE or the Health Facilities Planning Agency)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-5.a.

Methodology: Review management control process, design review comments

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that prior to initial use, containment (BSL–3) and maximum containment (BSL–4) laboratories are validated for safe operation through a commissioning survey, and that the organization conducting the commissioning survey has been approved by USAPHC and ODASAF?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-5.b.

Methodology: Review management control process, commissioning surveys

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that prior to start of operations at new BSL–2 facilities a pre–operational survey is led, completed, and approved by the organization's (unless this responsibility is delegated to a major subordinate command), and that survey teams are comprised of qualified safety, industrial hygiene, and laboratory operations subject matter experts to evaluate implementation and effectiveness of the facility’s biosafety control–measures and compliance with AR 385-10 and DA PAM 385-69?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-6.a.

Methodology: Review management control process, pre-operational survey documents

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that prior to start of operations at new biological BSL–3 and BSL–4 facilities or BSL–3 and BSL–4 facilities that have undergone major modification, a pre–operational survey will be completed and approved by the ODASAF?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-6.b.

Methodology: Review management control process, pre-operational survey documents

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that: a. Government biological activities are inspected in accordance with the requirements of DA Pam 385–69. b. Contract biological activities will be inspected in accordance with DA Pam 385–69 for each contract requiring the use of Army or DOD-provided IAT?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-10

Methodology: Review management control process, inspection records

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that: a. Risks associated with biological activities are assessed and documented for every operation involving IAT by the principal investigator or immediate supervisor (whomever has the best understanding of the activities and risks) in close coordination with safety and occupational health and other SMEs and/or the facility safety committee. b. Risk management is applied cyclically and continuously to identify and assess hazards not identified as part of the initial assessment or that evolved during the operation or activity?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-4.a. and b.

Methodology: Review management control process, risk assessments

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that all testing employing IAT is conducted in appropriate BSL laboratories, chambers, or other facilities using the least hazardous IAT consistent with mission objectives and that field (open air) testing is restricted to the use of IAT simulants, unless the Secretary of Defense determines that testing is necessary for national security in accordance with 50 USC 1512?
REF: AR 385-10, para 20-2b and c

Methodology: Review management control process, inspection reports, SOPs

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that standing operating procedures are required for every biological operation using IAT, are based on the activity’s risk assessment, and are readily available at the work location and designated personnel maintain a copy in a centralized location?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-4.c.

Methodology: Review management control process, SOPs

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that: a. Containment is implemented to the maximum extent feasible and verified as effective. b. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is not used in lieu of containment but may be used only after containment has been shown unable to provide adequate protection. c. Biological protocols and SOPs maximize use of engineering and administrative controls to preclude or minimize the need for PPE. d. When used, the level and type of PPE is based on results of risk assessments and the criteria in DA Pam 385–69 and selection and training for use of PPE is as specified in DA Pam 385–69?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 20-7.a. through d.

Methodology: Review management control process, risk assessments and SOPs, PPE selection

PE-21 Chemical Agents

Does the organization's safety and occupational health regulation / program document include a section addressing chemical agent safety management, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the organization's mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 21-4.

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program

Does the organization's safety and occupational health regulation / program document address the following key elements of chemical agent safety? a. Chemical agent air monitoring b. Chemical agent engineering controls and facility engineering design c. Occupational health d. Specialized PPE for chemical agent use e. Specialized training for chemical agent operations and support personnel f. Special procedures for chemical agent emergency response and preparedness g. Chemical agent recordkeeping h. Chemical agent transportation i. Chemical agent unique decontamination j. Special techniques for chemical agent storage?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 21-4.

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program

Do agencies and organizations with nontraditional agents have an effective management control process that ensures all current, applicable policies and standards for nontraditional agent safety are implemented and enforced?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 21-1.g.

Methodology: Review Command safety regulation/policy-program

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that users of PCE, chemical agent monitoring, detection equipment, and other equipment associated with chemical agent operations are instructed in the proper use, inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, and calibration requirements?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-10.

Methodology: Review management control process, training records

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that in the event of an exceedance of chemical agent above the WPL in areas where exceedances are not expected If so, the actions in DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 3-5 a. through e. are also met?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 3-5

Methodology: Review management control process, chemical event reports

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that organization's request PCE approval in accordance with chapters 1–7.a. and 1–7.b. of DA PAM 385-61?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 1-7.c.

Methodology: Review management control process for requesting PCE approval

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that required safety features are included in the design and construction of operating agent facilities and equipment in accordance with Chp. 6-2. of DA PAM 385-61?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 6-2.

Methodology: Review design/construction review process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that a preoperational safety survey is conducted when chemical site plans (CSP) and chemical safety submissions (CSS) are required?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 6-9.

Methodology: Review management control process for ensuring completion of preoperational survey

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent personal protective clothing and equipment (PCE) is either type-classified with specific intent including non-battlefield use, NATO-approved, NFPA/NIOSH certified for CBRN, or approved by ODASAF?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 1-7.a.

Methodology: Review management control process, risk assessment / hazard analysis

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that use of type-classified, NATO, or NFPA/NIOSH (CBRN) PCE in an operational (that is, industrial, training or homeland defense) setting has been approved by ODASAF if the use exceeds the conditions of type-classification, NATO approval, or NFPA/NIOSH (CBRN) certification?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 1-7.b.

Methodology: Review management control process, risk assessment / hazard analysis

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that PCE is used within the approved use scenarios?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 1-7.d.

Methodology: Review management control process, risk assessment / hazard analysis

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that an effective monitoring plan, meeting requirements of DA PAM 385-61 section 3, is developed for chemical agent facilities / operations to limit employee workplace chemical exposures to non-hazardous levels and to protect the public around their workplaces?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 3-1. and 3-8.

Methodology: Review management control process, monitoring plan, risk assessment / hazard analysis.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that quality assurance plans for monitoring are developed, are based on guidance established by the Research Development and Engineering Command CASARM Quality Assurance Plan, the Chemical Materials Agency Laboratory and Monitoring Quality Assurance Plan, or an agency approved site-specific quality assurance program, and the plan is reviewed annually?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 3-4.

Methodology: Review management control process, monitoring quality assurance plans, annual reviews

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that in operations where respiratory protection is required there is a program for the selection, use, inspection, training, fit testing, and maintenance that complies with 29 CFR 1910.134, AR 11–34, and TB MED 502. In addition, a MUC has been determined for each combination of chemical agent and respirator type for the WPL and STEL levels for the chemicals of concern and documented in the respiratory protection program?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-1.

Methodology: Review management control process, respiratory protection programs

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent workers are provided PCE to protect against chemical agent exposure in accordance with the requirements of DA PAM 385-61 Chp. 4-3?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-3.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that a heat-stress plan for chemical PCE (based on Chp. 4 of DA PAM 385-61, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLV) guide, and NIOSH criteria for Occupational Exposure to Hot Environments) is developed?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-4.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that when the M40 Series chemical biological protective mask is used, the special requirements specified in Chp. 4-5. are implemented?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-5.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that PCE, chemical agent monitoring, detection equipment, and other equipment associated with chemical agent operations are used, inspected, tested, maintained, repaired, and calibrated according to the appropriate TMs, FMs, and manufacturer’s instructions?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 4-10.a.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that an equipment decontamination plan and/or WPL Monitoring Plan is developed in accordance with DA PAM 385-61 Chp. 5-7. and approved for releasing tools, supplies, equipment, and facilities to the public?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 5-7.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample SOPs

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent containment requirements listed in Chp. 6-3. of DA PAM 385-61 are complied with?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 6-3.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent activities comply with the mishap risk management process defined in Chp. 6-6., and SOP requirements listed in Chp. 6-7., of DA PAM 385-61?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 6-6.a. through d

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent laboratories comply with ventilation and agent monitoring requirements of DA PAM 385-61 Chp. 8-3. and 8-4?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 8-3. and 8-4.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent laboratories comply with containment and storage requirements of DA PAM 385-61 Chp. 8-1. through 8-3?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 8-1., 8-2. and 8-3.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that chemical agent laboratories comply with facility requirements of DA PAM 385-61 Chp. 8-7?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 8-7.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that each chemical agent laboratory develops and implements a chemical hygiene plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1450 and that plans are reviewed and concurred with by the organization's safety manager and industrial hygienist annually?
REF: DA PAM 385-61, Chp. 8-10.

Methodology: Review management control process

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that when building a new potential explosion sites or exposed site or performing a major modification on a structure (greater than 15 percent of current value) that violates or will violate the provisions of DA Pam 385–61 or DA Pam 385–64 the commander must certify such projects are essential due to operational necessity or other compelling reasons and obtain written authority (procedures for completing and submitting a Secretarial certification are in DA Pam 385–30)?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 5-5.a.

Methodology: Review management control process and USATCES list of chemical agent deviations.

Does the organization have an effective management control process to ensure that when an existing facility or operations violate the provisions of DA PAM 385-61 or DA Pam 385–64, waivers, exemptions, and CCRs will be executed according to DA Pam 385–30 and the risk will be accepted at the appropriate level of command?
REF: AR 385-10, Chp. 5-5.b and c.

Methodology: Review management control process and USATCES list of chemical agent deviations

PE-22 Medical

Does each military treatment facility have a written safety policy that includes procedures for safety of patients and accident reporting procedures for patients, visitors, and staff?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-4b.

Methodology: Hospital SOP / Safety Program SOP.

Does the organization have a written medical safety program which establishes standards of care based on the requirements of Environment of Care Essentials for Health Care, published by The Joint Commission (TJC), and DA PAM 385-30?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-2.

Methodology: Safety Program SOP.

Are Soldier and DA Civilian Employee Safety Committee or an Environment of Care Committee organized with representation from the administration, PVNTMED personnel, medical staff, nursing staff, engineering and maintenance, emergency management, security, housekeeping, and nutritional care?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-4a & Paragraph 2-24

Methodology: Meeting minutes will be reviewed to ensure participation is aligned with regulatory requirements.

Does the military treatment facility comply with host installation safety programs?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-3a.

Methodology: Safety Program SOP.

Do military treatment facilities conduct hazard surveillance and abatement for all areas required, and deficiencies recorded on DA Form 4754, Violation Inventory Log or equivalent?
REF: AR 385-10, 23-5b and para 23-6f, DA Pam 385-10 chapter 8

Methodology: Hazard Logs / inspection Records.

Do military treatment facilities maintain a hazard surveillance log and develop abatement plans for those hazards that cannot be abated within 30 days of identification. Soldier and DA Civilian Employee Safety Committee is briefed on all abatement activities at least quarterly?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-5 & paragraph 2-24

Methodology: Safety Program SOP / Council Minutes

Is smoking is prohibited in Military Treatment Facilities for staff and visitors, with exceptions provided by an Environment of Care standard, where applicable?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-4c

Methodology: Training/Inspection Records.

Are staff educational programs developed for specific areas, job hazards and activities within each military treatment facility and are coordinated with Occupational Health personnel, the safety director, and the infection control nurse as appropriate?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-4c

Methodology: Training/Inspection Records.

Do all military treatment facility personnel receive safety training for new employees, ongoing safety training, staff training, and fire training annually and all training is documented?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 23-4c

Methodology: Training/Inspection Records.

PE-23 Reuse & Closure

Does the organization’s safety and occupational health regulation / program document includes a section addressing facility reuse and closure, incorporating requirements from AR 385-10 and associated pamphlets adapted for the Organization’s mission, functions, and structure?
REF: AR 385-10, para 1-4y(9). 1-4aa(9)

Methodology: Review command safety regulation/policy-program to ensure it includes a section addressing facility reuse and closure.

Does the organization have a management controls process to ensure that subcommands executing munitions responses submit an after action report through USATCES to DDESB?
REF: AR 385-10, para 24-4(d)

Methodology: Review management control process, sample after action reports.

Does the organization have a management controls process to ensure that during operations there is a process to collect and maintain records of hazard locations and information (such as material safety data sheets and hazard classifications) for all hazardous materials (e.g., explosives, chemicals, radiological material) used and stored?
REF: AR 385-10, para 24-2b(1)

Methodology: Review management control process, sample records.

Does the organization have a management controls process to ensure that the unplanned discovery of actual or suspected chemical warfare materiel is reported by the site custodian per chemical event reporting procedures specified in chapter 11 of AR 50–6?
REF: AR 385-10, para 24-5k, Memorandum, SAIE(ESOH), 1 Apr 09, subject: Interim Guidance for Chemical Warfare Material (CWM) Responses.

Methodology: Review management control process, sample chemical event reports.

Does the organization have management controls process to ensure that the unplanned discovery of actual or suspected chemical warfare materiel is reported by the site custodian per chemical event reporting procedures specified in chapter 11 of AR 50–6. a. For chemical warfare materiel discovered on military facilities, the installation commander initiates the required chemical event report. b. USACE initiates chemical event reports for chemical warfare materiel discovered incidental to Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) projects at Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). c. 20th SUPCOM initiate chemical event reports in situations where custodianship is in doubt?
REF: AR 385-10, para 24-3a

Methodology: Review management control process, sample decommissioning plans, sample risk assessment reports.

Does the organization have a management controls process to ensure that when closing or reusing portions of an installation the prior use of the land, and associated hazards, are determined and are factors in the reuse or closure risk assessment to ensure the safety of future operations, personnel, or the public?
REF: Policy: AR 385-10, para 24-2a(1)

Methodology: Review management control process, sample records.

PE-24 Electrical

Does the organization have a management controls process to ensure that munitions response and recovered chemical warfare material (RCWM) response actions, and the disposition of ammunition, explosives, and RCWM, are accomplished in accordance with a DDESB-approved site plan or safety submission?
REF: AR 385-10, para 24-4 and 24-5, Memorandum, SAIE(ESOH), 1 Apr 09, subject: Interim Guidance for Chemical Warfare Material (CWM) Responses.

Methodology: Review management control process; project inspection/oversight reports.

Does the organization ensure commanders, directors, and managers at each echelon include electrical safety in SOH policies and training that emphasizes prevention of electrical related accidents in their organization?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-2d.

Methodology: Review the organization's safety policy to ensure it includes electrical safety and training that emphasizes prevention of electrical related accidents.

Does the organization ensure written standard operating procedures (SOPs) are required for those frequently-performed hazardous electrical operations identified through job safety analyses in accordance with AR 385-10?
REF: DA PAM 385-26, paragraph 1-3

Methodology: Review written documentation to ensure it includes writtern SOPS for those frequently-performed hazardous electrical operations identified through job safety analyses.

Does the headquarters conduct safety evaluations of subordinate organizations to ensure supervisors of electrical related operations ensure standard electrical safety operating procedures are developed and all personnel working in electrical related operations are appropriately trained?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-2f

Methodology: Review written documentation to ensure standard electrical safety operating procedures are developed and all personnel working in electrical related operations are appropriately trained.

Does the headquarters conduct safety evaluations of subordinate organizations to ensure subordinate leaders ensure electrical safety requirements and RM are applied to mitigate electrical related hazards?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-2e

Methodology: Review documentation to ensure that t electrical safety requirements and RM are applied to mitigate electrical related hazards.

Does the headquarters conduct evaluations of subordinate organizations to ensure when electrical work is going to be conducted within the Limited Approach Boundary or Arc Flash Boundary of energized electrical conductors or circuit parts operating at 50 volts or more or where an electrical hazard exists, an energized electrical work permit is required and completed?
REF: DA PAM 385-26, paragraph 3-7

Methodology: Review documentation on subordinate organization evaluations.

Does the organization ensure supervisors maintain records of training and training is updated annually.
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-3d

Methodology: Review training documentation/system to ensure training is documented and updated annually.

Does the organization ensure work that involves accessing energized parts, the person in charge shall conduct a job safety briefing with the personnel performing the work?
REF: DA PAM 385-26, paragraph 3-5

Methodology: "Review training documentation to ensure it addresses:
(1) Hazards associated with the work.
(2) Procedures involved in the work.
(3) Any special precautions required to maintain electrical safety.
(4) Control of energy sources.
(5) PPE and clothing required for the work.
(6) Location of emergency and/or first aid equipment.
(7) Emergency call number and procedures.
(8) Voltage of circuits and equipment.
(9) Shock hazard boundaries.
(10) Arc flash energy.
(11) Arc flash protection boundary.
(12) Location and procedure for emergency power disconnect.

Does the organization ensure employee and supervisor training is tailored to the hazards of the employee’s work environment.
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-3b

Methodology: Review training documentation to ensure it is tailored to hazards of employee's work environment.

Does the organization ensure that all personnel are made aware of electrical hazards in their environment and how to recognize electrical hazards and further protect themselves from the identified electrical hazards?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 25-4a.

Methodology: Review training documentation.

Does the organization ensure an approved risk management worksheet with JHA is required and conducted in all electrical related operations?
REF: DA PAM 385-26, paragraph 1-9

Methodology: Review risk management worksheet with JHA for all electrical related operations.

Does the organization ensure an Electrical Hazard Analysis is conducted by qualified supervisors of all Army operations where electrical work is conducted on facility electrical distribution systems or electrical equipment or devices within the Limited Approach Boundary of exposed energized electrical conductors or circuit parts, and/or working within the Arc Flash Boundary of electrical equipment, in accordance with NFPA 70E?
REF: DA PAM 385-26, paragraph 3-4

Methodology: Review organization's documentation to ensure and Electrical Hazard Analysis is conducted by qualified supervisor.

PE-25 Range

Does the organization ensure that range safety responsibilities and procedures are implemented in accordance with AR 385-63?
REF: AR 385-10 paragraph 1-5c(12) .

Methodology: Range safety program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist.

Does the organization ensure establishment of range safety programs in accordance with AR 385-63?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a (1).

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure final acceptance surveys are conducted of all firing ranges, weapons training facilities, and related structures following new construction or modification or renovation?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a (5).

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure accomplishment of maintenance of a central register of deviations from the standards of AR 385-63 and DA Pam 385-63 within the command?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a(3)

Methodology: Review Log/File of deviations.

Does the organization ensure appropriate actions, including closure, to control hazards on ranges determined to be unsafe?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a(7)

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure proper use of both SUA and airspace outside SUA used for live-fire training?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a(6)

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist


Does the organization ensure Range safety certification programs will be used to train and qualify personnel in the duties of officer-in-charge (OIC) and range safety officer (RSO) for firing exercises and maneuver operations?
REF: DA Pam 385-63, paragraph 1-5a

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure Range safety certification programs will be integrated into organizational training?
REF: DA Pam 385-63, paragraph 1-5b

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure the Range Control Officer provides personnel designated as OICs and RSOs a range safety briefing on the use of the training complex as part of certification?
REF: DA Pam 385-63, paragraph 1-5d

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure accomplishment of review of design plans (to include support structures and facilities) to ensure that safety requirements are adequately addressed prior to new construction or modification/or renovation of firing ranges and/or weapons training facilities?
REF: AR 385-10, paragraph 1-8a(4).

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Report/Log of design plans

Has the organization established review and approval procedures for conducting Risk Management in accordance with established doctrine?
REF: AR 385-63, paragraph 1-8a(2).

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Does the organization ensure unauthorized persons are prohibited from entering impact areas and other areas known or suspected to contain unexploded ordnance (UXO) by use of positive controls to include fencing and/or posting of UXO hazard warning signs?
REF: DA Pam 385-63, paragraph 2-1b.

Methodology: Review Range Safety Program document/Range Safety Evaluation Checklist

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.