SMS is the application of specific technical and managerial skills in a systematic, forward-looking manner to proactively identify and control hazards.
What are the components of SMS?
What does SMS stand for?
Safety Management System (SMS).
Establish command commitment to continually improve safety; define methods, processes and tools to meet safety needs.
Evaluate effectiveness of risk controls and compliance with safety and occupational standards, and identify new hazards.
Determine the need for risk controls by implementing an assessment process to identify, assess, and control hazards.
Safety Risk Management
Training, recognition, communications, and awards to create a positive safety culture.
To underscore the importance of the command responsibility for safety, the unit’s second in command (i.e. Deputy, XO/XPO) is the designated Safety Officer for that unit.
Sector Commanders or COs of shore units with more than 50 personnel shall appoint a Safety Manager.
Assistant Safety Officers/Managers (Formerly referred to as the Unit Safety Coordinator) are assigned by cutters and Sector subordinate units
The Mishap Response Plan (MRP) is the main planning tool to ensure a rapid response and analysis of mishaps, especially major mishaps.
Each individual directly involved in a mishap, or those who may have contributed to a mishap, must complete a 72 hour pre-mishap worksheet.
The 72 hour pre-mishap history is required for Class A and B mishaps and when a MAB is convened.
Units shall establish support agreements and make prior arrangements with other emergency preparedness agencies (e.g., local police departments, fire departments and rescue teams, hospitals, etc.),
Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)
A non reportable mishap is damage to Coast Guard non-aviation property where damage is less than _________.
How many classes are mishaps divided into?
What class mishap is an injury or occupational illness results in a fatality or permanent total disability or the cost of reportable property damage is $2,000,000 or greater?
Class A Mishap
What class mishap any injury or occupational illness results in permanent partial disability the resulting cost of reportable property damage, or damage to cutters and aircraft, is $500,000 or more, but less than $2,000,000?
Class B mishap
What class mishap is any personnel injury that results in any loss of time from work,
property damage, or damage to cutters and aircraft, is $50,000 or more, but less than $500,000?
Class C Mishaps
What class mishap is a work-related injury or illness requires more than simple first aid treatment or Non-aviation property damage of $5,000 or more but less than $50,000?
What class mishap is aviation involved damage to the engine and integral engine components only, regardless of the damage cost?
What does HIPO stand for?
High Potential for loss (HIPO).
HIPO events include near misses and have Coast Guard-wide implications.
A motor vehicle mishap is an event involving the operation of any motor vehicle that results in injury, occupational illness, death, or government-owned vehicle property damage exceeding $5,000.