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Safety Officer Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as the focal point for all NPC safety matters including: Navy Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH) program; Traffic/Driving Safety; Recreation, Athletic and Home Safety; Fire Protection and Prevention; Heat Stress control, and Operational Risk Management.

Conduct all mishap investigations within the NPC domain that are required to be performed at the headquarters level, and provide mishap investigation support to other NPC commands as required.

Establish, coordinate, direct, and evaluate the effectiveness of NPC safety policies, plans, programs, and procedures.

Conduct periodic safety evaluations and surveys of subordinate activity safety programs and procedures to determine the level of compliance with safety regulations, directives, and instructions; and to evaluate the effectiveness of safety programs and procedures.

Interpret safety regulations and standards, and participate in the development of new or revised safety standards.

Maintain injury/illness mishap data, analyzes reports, and initiate action to improve safety program.

Increase safety awareness through appropriate promotional methods and channels of communication.

Ensure consideration of OSH features in the design, purchase, or procurement of items where NPC exercises acquisition authority.

Serve as NPC representative on safety councils, committees, and working groups established by higher authority and the private sector.

Plan, develop, participate in, and evaluate employee safety training in coordination with cognizant training groups, offices, and organizations.

Review and coordinate budget requirements, requests, and program objective memorandums for safety and coordinates safety budget submissions as appropriate.
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