distribution of total manpower resources for each day.
It also serves as feeder information for preparing the
monthly operations report, and any other source
reports required of the unit. The information must be
accurate and timely. Each level in the organization
should review the report for an analysis of its own
internal construction management and performance.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Upon completing
this section, you should be able to describe
the safety organization, function of the
battalion or unit safety program, and the
responsibilities of key personnel.
You must be familiar with the safety program at
your activity. You cannot function effectively as a
petty officer unless you are aware of how safety fits
into your organization. You need to know who
establishes and arbitrates safety policies and
procedures. You should also know who provides
guidelines for safety training and supervision. Every
NMCB and shore command has a formal safety
The NMCBs safety organization provides for the
establishment of safety policy and control and
reporting. As illustrated in figure 1-4, the battalion
safety policy organization contains several
policy; supervisors; and equipment,
shop, and crew.
The executive officer presides over the safety
policy committee. Its primary purpose is to develop
safety rules and policy for the battalion.
committee reports to the commanding officer, who
approves all changes in safety policy.
The battalion safety officer presides over the
safety supervisors committee.
includes safety supervisors assigned by company
commanders, project officers, or officers in charge of
a detail. Basically, it helps the safety officer manage
an effective overall safety and health program. The
committee provides a convenient forum for work
procedures, safe practices, and safety suggestions. Its
recommendations are sent to the policy committee.
The equipment, shop, and crew committees are
assigned as required and are usually presided over by
the company or project safety supervisor. The main
Figure 1-4.NMCB safety policy organizaton.