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What is the concept the Operational Risk Managment (ORM) process?
It's a decision making tool used by personnel at all levels to increase operational effectiveness by IDENTIFYING, ASSESSING, and MANAGING risks.
By reducing the potential for loss, the probability of a successful mission is increased.
What are the FOUR Principles of ORM?
- 1. Accept Risk When Benefits OUTWEIGH The Cost
- 2. Accept NO UNNECESSARY Risk.
- 3. ANTICIPATE And MANAGE Risk By Planning.
- 4. MAKE Risk DECISIONS At The Right Level.
What does the acronym IAMIS stand for with regard to ORM?
- I - IDENTIFY Hazards
- A - ASSESS Hazards
- M - MAKE Risk Decisions
- I - IMPLEMENT Controls
- S - SUPERVISE
What are the 3 basic functions of a Safety Council or Safety Committee?
- (1) Create and maintain an active INTEREST in safety.
- (2) Serve as a means of COMMUNICATIONS regarding safety.
- (3) Provide program ASSISTANCE to commanding officers, including proposing policy and program objectives.
What is the basic purpose of a Mishap Investigation?
- To find out:What happened
- What went wrong
- What could've been done to prevent it
- What do we do to prevent future occurences
Who does the Safety Program belong to and who is responsible for conducting a safety investigation?
The Executive Officer is in charge of the Safety Program and the Safety Officer/Safety Manager conducts Mishap Investigations.
What are the overall Safety responsibilities for unit personnel?
The entire Chain of Command is accountable for maintaining and adhering to safe work practices, on and off duty, and being familiar with the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Anyone can call a Safety Time-Out if unsafe events are perceived or witnessed.
Why is Personal Protective Equipment necessary?
It is meant to protect life and limb/sight and hearing and ensures mission effectiveness and readiness.
Name the general PPE devices.
- Eye and Face Protection
- Hand Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Electrical Device Protection
- Respiratory Protection
- Special Clothing and Garments
- Head Protection
- Foot Protection
What is the purpose of a Safety Stand-Down?
To disseminate policies and increase awareness toward the topics of Safety, e.g. mishap reduction, work procedures, MSDS's, alcohol/tobacco use, stress, command safety plans and goals, radiation.
What is the purpose of the Ergonomics program?
Knowing the limitations of the human body, it is used to plan, design, evaluate work environments, jobs, tools and equipment to enhance worker performance, safety, and health.
What is the definition of a category I hazard?
Hazard may cause death, loss of facility/asset or result in grave damage to national interests.
What are some of the risk factors associated with Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD)?
Force, Repetition, awkward or static postures, vibration, contact stress
What is the responsibility of the Executive Officer as applied to safety?
Chairman of the Safety Policy Council.
Explain the general procedures to follow when a Hazardous Material / Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) spill is discovered.
Respond immediately with approved team, equipment, disposal plan, reports made and tests conducted for remaining contamination and disposal within strict guidelines.