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 organization.
The NMCB's 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 committees: 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. This committee reports to the commanding officer, who approves all changes in safety policy.
The battalion safety officer presides over the safety supervisors' committee. This 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.Continue Reading