What Are the Principles of the Army Safety Program?

The U.S. Army Safety Program is based on four major principles: conducting on-going training that is common to both leaders and individuals, treating safety as part of everyone’s responsibilities, maintaining universally established safety planning procedures; and utilizing the after-action review process. The leaders and soldiers at all levels in the U.S. Army constantly plan and practice how to conduct dangerous activities more safely.

The U.S. Army’s safety process ensures safe practice implementation and safety planning. All sources of variability within any sector are identified as causes of concern. Thus, all entities constantly train for safety operations; and everyone is tasked to take responsibility to alert others about any source of danger they sense. Moreover, the U.S. Army has established a standard risk management process that establishes risk identification, mitigation and planning procedures for all dangerous activities. Lastly, the army conducts an after-action review process for all training and operations. This process is aimed at identifying areas to improve.

The U.S. Army is focused on safety to protect the army personnel and the resources of the nation. Precision Manufacturing argues that U.S. businesses should consider adopting the Army’s safety techniques to minimize accident rates and promote overall safety in the private sector.