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Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety to assist the Office of the Director of Army Safety with developing and maintaining Army explosives safety policy and doctrine para a This publication is a major of this regulation are punitive.

This regulation implements eral regulation under Article 92Uniform Suggested improvements. Penalties for vi- invited to send comments and suggestedand Health Act of as implemented in olating any of these paragraphs include improvements on DA Form Recom-Executive Order ; Title 29, Code of the full range of statutory and regulatory mended Changes to Publications andFederal Regulation ; and Department sanctions, both criminal and Blank Forms directly to Director ofof Defense Instructions Army Safety, Office of the Chief of Staff,and BuildingFort Belvoir, VAspecial emphasis on responsibilities and The proponent of this regulation is the — Director of Army Staff.

This regulation applies waivers to this regulation that are consis- ordinate draft publications, and coordinateto the Active Army, the Army National tent with controlling law and regulations. Army Reserve, unless authority, in writing, to a division chief Department of the Army Committee Man-otherwise stated.

Army Corps of Engineers and the grade of colonel or the civilian equiv- voir, VA — Further, if it is de-Civil Works activities and tenants and alent. All waiver requests will 385-655 endorsed quirements for establishing and continuingb. Paragraphs 3—28b, 3—29b, and 3—30g 3 by the commander or senior leader of the the group as a committee.

This publication is availa- proponent. Refer to AR 25—30 for specific ble in electronic media only and intended guidance. Additional Resources, page D. Army Safety Program elements, page 10Table 2—1: Part OneArmy Safety Program Management FunctionsPart I of this regulation addresses general Army Safety Program management functions necessary for sustaining allphases and operations of the Army whether at the garrison, during contingency operations or in wartime conditions.

PurposeThis regulation prescribes Department of the Army DA policy, responsibilities, and procedures to safeguard andpreserve Army resources worldwide to include Soldiers, DA Civilians, and Army property against accidental loss. It provides for public safety incident to Army operations and activities. ReferencesRequired and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A.

Explanation of abbreviations and termsAbbreviations and special terms used in this publication are explained in the glossary. Army SafetyProgram responsibilities fall into two categories-specific and general. Specific Army Safety Program responsibilities a. Secretary of the Army. Army Corps of Engineers. Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. TIG will— 1 Evaluate the safety programs of Army organizations with nuclear, chemical, and biological surety missionsaccording to this regulation.

The DAS is the proponent for all Army safety publications and is authorized to approveexceptions and waivers to all Army safety publications that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. Director of Army Safety. Serve as proponent for explosive, IAT, and chemical agent safety training; and reviewprograms of instruction on at least a 3—year basis. Provide input to the DCS, G—4 on explosives safety review criteriaand special interest items.


Deputy Chief of Staff, G—1. Deputy Chief of Staff, G—4. Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.

The Provost Marshal General. The PMG will— 1 Provide staff supervision over programs for motor vehicle traffic supervision to ensure that each installationproperly integrates a traffic supervision program, traffic safety enforcement, and installation efforts to cooperate withtraffic support programs at the state, regional, and national level. Commander, Army Service Watch Cell. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

The CG, AMC will— 1 Provide subject matter expertise in system safety and software safety programs to minimize hazards for arr systems acquired for the Army and other military Services.

Army Special Operations Command. Drivers will carry proof of required training orexperience. 385-655, on a cost-reimbursable basis, special occupational health studies forexample, radiation studies and toxicity evaluations in support of ad hazard assessments. A copy of the evaluation, 385-5 with the plan for resolution, should beprovided to the senior commander. Army Test and Evaluation Command. The DUSA—TE will— 1 Ensure that Army policy on weapon system test and evaluation in support of acquisition adheres to environmen-tal regulations, policy, range safety, and occupational health standards and promotes sustainable ranges in coordinationwith ASA ALT.

Explosive Safety Resources

Commanders and directors of Army commands, Army Service component commands, direct reporting units, fieldoperating agencies, and the Chief, National Guard Bureau. Instituted by all ACOMs. Instituted as determined by the activity commander. As a minimum, these procedures will specify— a Initial accident notification procedures. This includes company-level or equivalent or-ganizational component.

Commanders of Army service component commands outside the continental United States. Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety. Army Explosives Safety 358-65 Management Program to validate, establish, ormodify explosives safety requirements promoting research, development, promulgation, and application of explosivessafety technology. Reports will be provided directly to the commander involved and will contain observations,comments, and recommendations for improvements or changes to specific ammunition operations or processes toenhance safety.

Periodically 385-655 database to ensure that deviations are reviewed at the local level toensure that risk assessments are current and that all exposures, risks, and mitigating actions have been identified andvalidate the need for continuance. Army Chemical Materials Activity.

DA PAM 385–65

Department of Health and Human Services on transportation and treatmentplans. These reviews, conducted with the assistance of oversight agencies for example, U. Army Material Systems Analysis Activity,and so forthdocument the status of the equipment and facility prior to the decision to operate.

385–65 Director of Explosives Safety. Materiel developers; acquisition managers; and equipment, process, and facility designers. MATDEVs; acquisi-tion managers; and equipment, process, and facility designers will— 1 Initiate and tailor a System Safety Program according to this regulation, DA Pam —16, and MIL—STD—Efor all Army materiel, systems, software, equipment, facilities, and processes such as, but not limited to, in-housedevelopment, commercial off-the-shelf COTSnondevelopmental item NDIGovernment furnished equipment GFEand zr forth regardless of the acquisition process utilized for example, evolutionary, spiral development, andso forth.

Guidance in DA Pam—16 must be followed. A safety release must beobtained from U. Program executive officer, Program Executive Office Ammunition. Authorization will include SSRA, arr hazard assessment, andsurface danger zones. The PEO willconduct preoperational surveys and operational readiness reviews prior to the test and operation of new facilities orequipment, sr support of major changes, and when changing campaigns for example, reconfiguring equipment andfacilities to process different munitions or agent.

Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, and soforth document the status of the equipment and facility prior to the decision to operate. Director, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. The Director will— 1 Establish and manage a quality assurance program for 385-6 chemical agent storage and use sites except those ofCMA.


Commanders of deploying units. Commanders of installations and activities with an ammunition or explosives mission. Commanders of installa-tions and activities with an ammunition or explosives mission will— 1 Establish an ESMP in compliance with this regulation and DA Pam — Explosives safety training will wr explosives Ag training for those responsible for thedevelopment and review of deviations and associated risk assessments.

General Army Safety Program responsibilities a. Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians at all levels. Supervisory and operating personnel who direct or affect the actions of others. Supervisory and operatingpersonnel who direct or affect the actions of others will— 1 Maintain a safe and healthful workplace. Army leaders at all levels. Safety director officer and safety staff.

The safety director officer and safety staff zr 1 Serve as principal 38-65 to the commander in all SOH-related matters of mission execution pertaining to thisregulation and SOH regulatory and statutory requirements.

Policy and procedures a. It is Army policy-— 1 To eliminate accidents, deaths, and occupational at by applying RM strategies towards achieving a goal ofsignificant annual reductions in all accidents and occupational injuries and illnesses, with the ultimate goal of zeroaccidents, no occupational injuries or illnesses, and compliance with Army SOH standards and policies. Managers, supervisors, military personnel, andcivilian workers are accountable for preventing accidents and workplace illness, but the ultimate safety of human andmaterial resources is a command responsibility.

The following principles will be effectively integrated into all Army plans, programs, decision processes,operations, and activities: The Army will comply with therequirements in all nonmilitary DOD operations and workplaces, regardless of whether work is performed by militaryor DA Civilian personnel.

Apply the more protective or stringent standard where a conflict exists between thestandards. Employ the RM process to identify and manage risks to personnel, missions, operations, training, procedures,equipment, and the environment to avoid loss of life, personal injury or illness, property loss or damage, or environ-mental harm in the course of duty during peacetime, wartime, and contingency operations.

Safety advancementThe requirements contained in this regulation represent the minimum safety requirements. Therefore, safety profes-sionals, Soldiers, DA Civilians, and Army leadership at all levels are encouraged to constantly advance safety practicesand RM by applying new technology, innovative best practices, and improved RM tools.

They are the standard DA pamphlet and the informational DA pamphlet. The standard DA pamphlets contain the mandatory information needed to carry out the policies and proceduresprescribed by this Army regulation to execute specific areas of the Army Safety Program for example, explosivessafety and chemical agent safety.

The information pamphlets share best practices. These collections of best practices from across the Army provideSoldiers and DA Civilian employees with innovative models, examples, and tools to enrich their Army Safety Program.

Before publishing, each best practice is reviewed and approved arr a group of subject matter experts. These bestpractices are provided purely for information and are not required to execute the Army Safety Program or to meetrequirements of this regulation. Civilian, or contract personnel. Uponapproval of an alternate standard, the originating Army Headquarters may proceed with implementation.