As a commander, how often are you required to conduct Standard Army Safety and
Occupational Health Inspection?
The minimu inspection is normally are designated by teh commanders in turn. I am providing you a copy of the DOD Instruction regarding Safety and Occupational Health Programs.
Each Installation will have its own policies. Most installation require a minimum of one annual inspedtion of high risk areas annually or as needed. Some installatins require inspections a minimum of twice a year.
In actuallity the Army's Safety and Occupational Health Inspectin program is on-going and is incorporated into daily operations and training. Every operations order, for example, should include references to processes and procedures that we often reduce to safety inspections, safety check lists, etc.
All commander, First Sergeants, Officers, and NCO's are secondarily Occupational Health and Safety officers to that end, they:
Stop operations at any time a serious incident/injury/or equipment damage could occur.
High risk areas may be more comprehensive at some posts than others, however most will include:
For the most part, while inspections of this nature may be minimally required as once a year the as needed part provides many opportunties for inspectsion such as:
Little minor and complete safety and occupational healt inspections are conducted throughout the year.
Ed Johnson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, (Ret)