MR for CPOChapter 8 covers mishaps, safety, investigations, safety programs, survival training. There is only one small paragraph on Damage Control. (DDCCPO)
-Safety and Damage Control-
The requirements for safety investigations are set forth in OPNAVIST 5102.1C.
An appropriate paygrade for a qualified investigator should be the division leading chief petty officer.
A mishap is an unplanned or unexpected event causing material loss or damage, or causing personnel injury or death.
People (human error) cause most mishaps.
Start all investigations as soon as possible.
Your investigations should always answer the questions: What? Where? When? How? And Why? Real evidence is defined as photos, records, operating logs, and damaged equipment.
The objective of the Navys safety program is to enhance operational readiness.
Safety is a command responsibility
The commanding officer is ultimately responsible for all safety matters within a unit.
A safety officer is appointed by the commanding officer to provide day to day staff assistance with safety matters.
The safety officer has department head status.
The standard unit organization for carrying out a safety program is based on chapter 7 of Standard Organization and Regulations of the US Navy (OPNAVIST 3120.32B)
The division office is the designated safety officer of a particular division.
A senior petty officer E-6 or above, should be designated as division safety petty officer.
The safety council meets once a month.
The enlisted safety committee makes safety recommendations to the safety council. They also meet once a month.
Basic survival training is outlined in Airman (NAVEDTRA 12000) and BMR.
On a large ship, a department damage control chief petty officer (DDCCPO) is assigned.
The DDCCPO trains and qualifies the division damage control petty officers and assists the DCA.
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