Army Regulation 385–10SafetyThe ArmySafetyProgramRapid Action Revision (RAR) Issue Date: 14 June 2010HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC23 August 2007UNCLASSIFIED

SUMMARY of CHANGEAR 385–10The Army Safety ProgramThis rapid action revision, dated 14 June 2010-oClarifies the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s training and safetyresponsibility to the Army special operations forces for urban combattraining standards (para 1-4t(3)).oEliminates missiles from Class A accident criteria (para 3-4a).oUpdates cost thresholds for accident severity classification (paras 3-4athrough 3-4d).oClarifies the unit commander’s accountability for Army accident reporting(para 3-9b(1)Note).oClarifies who is appointed on orders for Class A and Class B accidents forAccident Investigation Boards (para 3-12b(1)).oClarifies Army headquarters approving authority requirements for Class A, B,and aviation Class C accidents (para 3-17c).oEstablishes the Army Safety Excellence Streamer for Army units that have metprescribed eligibility criteria (para 8-4j).oEstablishes new Aviation Accident Prevention Survey standards for allaviation units and aviation support facilities (para 15-3).oMakes additional rapid action revision changes (throughout).

*Army Regulation 385–10HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC23 August 2007Effective 23 September 2007SafetyThe Army Safety ProgramCorps of Engineers and Civil Works activities and tenants and volunteers in accordance with Section 1588, Title 10,United States Code and AR 608–1.History. This publication is a rapid actionrevision (RAR). This RAR is effective 14July 2010. The portions affected by thisRAR are listed in the summary of change.This RAR includes two other RARs, issuedates 7 November 2008 and 3 September2009.Summary. This regulation implementsrequirements of the Occupational Safetyand Health Act of 1970 as implemented inEO 12196; 29 CFR 1960; DODI 6055.1;DODI 6055.4; and DODI 6055.7. Itprovides new policy on Army safety management procedures with special emphasison responsibilities and organizationalconcepts.Applicability. This regulation applies tothe Active Army, the Army NationalGuard/Army National Guard of the UnitedStates, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unlessotherwise stated. It also applies to Armycivilian employees and the U.S. ArmyProponent and exception authority.The proponent of this regulation is theChief of Staff, Army. The proponent hasthe authority to approve exceptions orwaivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations.The proponent may delegate this approvalauthority, in writing, to a division chiefwithin the proponent agency or its directreporting unit or field operating agency, inthe grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver tothis regulation by providing justificationthat includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include a formalreview by the activity’s senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsedby the commander or senior leader of therequesting activity and forwarded throughtheir higher headquarters to the policyproponent. Refer to AR 25–30 for specificguidance.Army management control process.This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated (seeappendix C).Supplementation. Supplementation ofthis regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Chief of Staff,Army (DACS–ZB), 201 Army Pentagon,Washington, DC 20310–0201.improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications andBlank Forms) directly to the Director ofArmy Safety (DACS-SF), 2221 S. ClarkStreet, Room 1107, Arlington, VA 22202.Committee Continuance Approval.The Department of the Army committeemanagement official concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee(s) outlined herein. AR 15-1requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinatedraft publications, and coordinate changesin committee status with the U.S. ArmyResources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZX), 2511 JeffersonDavis Highway, 13th Floor, Taylor Building, Arlington, VA 22202-3926. Further,if it is determined that an established“group” identified within this regulation,later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1, then theproponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuingthe group as a committee.Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and intendedfor command levels A, B, C, D, and E forthe Active Army, the Army NationalGuard/Army National Guard of the UnitedStates, and the U.S. Army Reserve.Suggested improvements. Users areinvited to send comments and suggested*This regulation supersedes AR 385-10, dated 29 February 2000; AR 385-16, dated 2 November 2001; AR 385-61, dated 12 October 2001; AR 385-64,dated 1 February 2000; AR 385-95, dated 10 December 1999; AR 11-9, dated 28 May 1999; AR 672-74, dated 28 April 1995; AR 385-40, dated 1November 1994; AR 385-69, dated 31 December 1993; AR 385-14, dated 8 April 1991; and AR 385-55, dated 12 March 1987. This edition publishes a rapidaction revision of AR 385-10.AR 385–10 23 August 2007/RAR 14 June 2010UNCLASSIFIEDi

Contents(Listed by paragraph and page number)Part OneArmy Safety Program Management Functions, page 1Chapter 1Army Safety Program, page 1Section 1Introduction, page 1Purpose 1–1, page 1References 1–2, page 1Explanation of abbreviations and terms 1–3, page 1Section 2Responsibilities, page 1Specific Army Safety Program responsibilities 1–4, page 1General Army Safety Program responsibilities 1–5, page 13Policy 1–6, page 14Safety advancement 1–7, page 14Supporting Department of the Army pamphlets 1–8, page 14Conflict resolution 1–9, page 15Obligation for coordination and collaboration 1–10, page 15Existing documentation and programs 1–11, page 15Chapter 2Strategic Planning, Army Safety Program Structure, Safety Program Evaluation, Councils, andCommittees, page 15Section IStrategic Goals and Strategic Planning, page 15Safety program planning 2–1, page 15Prioritization 2–2, page 16Strategic Management System 2–3, page 16Section IIArmy Safety Program Structure, page 16Introduction 2–4, page 16Safety organization’s functions 2–5, page 16Safety office organizational structure 2–6, page 16Army safety and health program structure 2–7, page 17Safety and occupational health career field 2–8, page 17Section IIISafety Program Evaluation, page 18Performance indicators 2–9, page 18Metrics 2–10, page 18Program audit 2–11, page 18Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections 2–12, page 18Section IVSafety Committees and Councils, page 18Department of the Army safety planning 2–13, page 18Joint councils 2–14, page 18Army Safety Coordinating Panel 2–15, page 19iiAR 385–10 23 August 2007

Contents—ContinuedArmy Safety Action Team 2–16, page 19Department of the Army Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council 2–17, page 19Career Program (CP) 12 Career Planning Board 2–18, page 19The Department of the Army Biological Safety and Health Council 2–19, page 20The Department of the Army Chemical Agent Safety Council 2–20, page 20The Department of the Army Explosives Safety Council 2–21, page 20The Department of the Army System Safety Council 2–22, page 20Department of the Army Radiation Safety Council 2–23, page 20Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council 2–24, page 21Safety conferences 2–25, page 21Chapter 3Accident Investigation and Reporting, page 21Introduction 3–1, page 21Policy 3–2, page 21Army accident 3–3, page 22Accident and incident classes 3–4, page 22What to report 3–5, page 22Types of accidents 3–6, page 23Non–reportable events 3–7, page 23Initial notification and reporting of Army accidents 3–8, page 24Accountability for Army accidents 3–9, page 25Categories of accident investigation reports 3–10, page 26Actions when criminal activity is determined 3–11, page 27Accident Investigation Board appointing authority 3–12, page 28Types of safety accident investigation boards 3–13, page 28Accident Investigation Boards 3–14, page 29Board composition 3–15, page 29Support of Army safety accident investigations 3–16, page 30Review of accident investigation reports 3–17, page 31Reports prepared by U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center 3–18, page 31Processing accident reports 3–19, page 31Changes to accident reports and request for extension of submission time limits 3–20, page 32Headquarters, Department of the Army accident report evaluation, review, and action 3–21, page 32Maintaining accident records 3–22, page 32Deviations 3–23, page 32Scene preservation 3–24, page 32Accident scene investigation 3–25, page 33Access to information from other investigations 3–26, page 33Access to information collected by accident investigation boards 3–27, page 33Accident information 3–28, page 33Release of information from Safety Accident Investigation Reports 3–29, page 34Special reporting requirements 3–30, page 35Costing 3–31, page 35Injury and accident rates 3–32, page 35Chapter 4Contracting Safety, page 35Introduction 4–1, page 35Contract requirements 4–2, page 35Contractor responsibilities 4–3, page 36Contractor safety brief 4–4, page 37Safety compliance—Army versus contractor responsibilities 4–5, page 37Consideration of past history 4–6, page 37Evaluation of safety ability 4–7, page 37AR 385–10 23 August 2007iii

Contents—ContinuedSystem design, development, and production 4–8, page 37Chapter 5Explosives Safety Management, page 38Introduction 5–1, page 38Applicability 5–2, page 38Application of mishap risk management component of composite risk management 5–3, page 38Minimum standards 5–4, page 38Standards compliance 5–5, page 38Explosives safety site plans 5–6, page 39Explosives licensing policy 5–7, page 39Explosives safety surveys and consultation 5–8, page 40Chemical demilitarization operations 5–9, page 40Chapter 6Public, Family, Off–Duty Recreation and Seasonal Safety, page 40Introduction 6–1, page 40Policy 6–2, page 40Preparation for leave and temporary duty 6–3, page 40Safety promotion 6–4, page 40Use of headphones 6–5, page 41Water safety 6–6, page 41Recreational boating 6–7, page 41Installation recreation areas 6–8, page 41Public activities on military installations 6–9, page 41Volunteer safety 6–10, page 41Sporting events 6–11, page 41Chapter 7Radiation Safety Management, page 41Introduction 7–1, page 41Policy 7–2, page 41Applicability 7–3, page 42Application of composite risk management 7–4, page 42Radiation safety key components 7–5, page 42Army radiation authorization 7–6, page 43Army radiation permits 7–7, page 43Chapter 8Safety Awards Program, page 43Introduction 8–1, page 43Promotion of safety 8–2, page 43Award guidance 8–3, page 43Department of the Army level awards 8–4, page 43Army Headquarters and organization-level awards 8–5, page 44Unit safety certification 8–6, page 44Educational materials 8–7, page 44Promotion of Prevention Awards Program 8–8, page 44Chapter 9System Safety Management, page 45Intent 9–1, page 45Policy 9–2, page 45Objectives 9–3, page 46System Safety Standards 9–4, page 46ivAR 385–10 23 August 2007

Contents—ContinuedApplication of mishap risk management component of composite risk management 9–5, page 46System safety and Manpower and Personnel Integration Program 9–6, page 46Commercial off–the–shelf, non–developmental items, local purchases 9–7, page 46Integration of system safety program requirements into acquisition programs 9–8, page 46Facilities system safety 9–9, page 47Objectives 9–10, page 47Facility systems safety standards 9–11, page 47Training requirements 9–12, page 47Chapter 10Training Requirements, page 48Introduction 10–1, page 48Required safety training 10–2, page 48Risk management in training 10–3, page 48Safety and occupational health training 10–4, page 48Leadership training 10–5, page 48Commanders 10–6, page 48Career program 12 careerist 10–7, page 48Additional duty safety personnel 10–8, page 49Educational material 10–9, page 49Specialized training requirements 10–10, page 49U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center 10–11, page 49Chapter 11Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention, page 50Introduction 11–1, page 50Motor vehicle accident prevention policy 11–2, page 50Motor vehicle safety standards 11–3, page 51Safe motor vehicle operations 11–4, page 52Safe movement of personnel 11–5, page 55Tactical vehicle safety 11–6, page 56Driver education (HSPG Number 4) 11–7, page 56Unit privately owned vehicle safety inspections 11–8, page 57Motorcycle safety 11–9, page 57Army combat vehicle safety guidelines 11–10, page 58Pedestrian and bicycle safety 11–11, page 59Part TwoSustaining the Soldier, page 60Chapter 12Force Mobilization, page 60Intent 12–1, page 60Application of composite risk management 12–2, page 60Standards 12–3, page 60Operational deployment areas of consideration 12–4, page 60Health Issues 12–5, page 60Postmobilization 12–6, page 60Reintegration 12–7, page 61Risk-refamiliarization in postdeployment and reconstitution 12–8, page 61Chapter 13Tactical Safety, page 61General 13–1, page 61Preparation for tactical operations 13–2, page 61AR 385–10 23 August 2007v

Contents—ContinuedTactical order 13–3, page 61Army civilian safety personnel deployment 13–4, page 62Safety personnel planning 13–5, page 62Safety training 13–6, page 62Army Safety Augmentation Detachment 13–7, page 62Tactical water safety operations 13–8, page 62Environmental hazards 13–9, page 62Bivouac areas 13–10, page 62After action reports 13–11, page 63Chapter 14Safe Cargo Operations, page 63General 14–1, page 63Maximizing safety in cargo transport operations 14–2, page 63Railhead, port, supercargo, and escort operations 14–3, page 63Ammunition and explosives transport requirement excerpts for continental United States transport 14–4, page 64Biological agents and toxins transport requirement excerpts for continental United States transport 14–5, page 64Chapter 15Aviation Safety Management, page 65Introduction 15–1, page 65Aviation Safety Policy 15–2, page 65Aviation Accident Prevention Surveys 15–3, page 65Command safety council and enlisted safety council 15–4, page 65Safety meetings 15–5, page 65Operational hazard 15–6, page 65Aviation hazard location map 15–7, page 66Foreign Object Damage Prevention Program 15–8, page 66Aviation life-support systems 15–9, page 66Pre-accident or pre-emergency planning 15–10, page 66Part ThreeSupporting the Garrison and Industrial Base, page 66Chapter 16Occupational Safety and Health Program (Workplace Safety), page 66Introduction 16–1, page 66Policy 16–2, page 66Military unique 16–3, page 67Installation level processes 16–4, page 67Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, Direct Reporting Units, National Guard Bureau, and fieldoperating level processes 16–5, page 68Voluntary Protection Program 16–6, page 68Chapter 17Workplace Inspections, page 68Introduction 17–1, page 68Intent 17–2, page 68Policy 17–3, page 68Application of mishap risk management component of composite risk management 17–4, page 68Safety inspections 17–5, page 68Standard Army safety and occupational health inspections requirements 17–6, page 69Notices of violations 17–7, page 69Written reports of violations 17–8, page 69Army employee hazard reporting 17–9, page 70viAR 385–10 23 August 2007

Contents—ContinuedOccupational safety and health inspections 17–10, page 70Chapter 18Industrial Operational Safety, page 70Introduction 18–1, page 70Policy 18–2, page 70Acquisition of materials, equipment, facilities, and systems 18–3, page 70Pre-operational planning 18–4, page 70Standing operating procedures 18–5, page 71Accident prevention plans 18–6, page 71Training, licensing, qualification 18–7, page 71Approved/testing equipment and systems 18–8, page 71Pre-operational walk-through 18–9, page 71Hazardous material 18–10, page 71Personal protective equipment 18–11, page 72Fire protection 18–12, page 72Material handling and storage 18–13, page 72Machine safeguarding 18–14, page 72Exits and egress 18–15, page 72Lockout/tagout 18–16, page 72After action reports 18–17, page 72Chapter 19Emergency Planning and Response, page 72Introduction 19–1, page 72Policy 19–2, page 72Recovered chemical warfare material response 19–3, page 73Biological warfare material response 19–4, page 73Munitions incidents and munitions of concern 19–5, page 73Concept of operations 19–6, page 73Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response 19–7, page 73Aviation — emergency planning 19–8, page 75Chapter 20Biological Safety, page 75Introduction 20–1, page 75Application of composite risk management 20–2, page 75General 20–3, page 75Laboratory and field testing of protective equipment or detection devices 20–4, page 75Biological Safety Programs 20–5, page 75Biological Occupational Health Element 20–6, page 76Special Immunization Program 20–7, page 76Approval of biological facilities 20–8, page 76Facility pre–operational surveys 20–9, page 76Risk assessment 20–10, page 76Etiologic agent containment 20–11, page 77Training and information 20–12, page 77Inspections 20–13, page 77Standing operating procedures 20–14, page 77Labeling and posting of areas containing etiologic agent 20–15, page 77Maintenance controls 20–16, page 77Transportation of etiologic agents 20–17, page 77Disposal controls 20–18, page 77Biological program safety studies and reviews 20–19, page 78AR 385–10 23 August 2007vii

Contents—ContinuedContracting 20–20, page 78Chapter 21Chemical Agent Safety Management, page 78Introduction 21–1, page 78Applicability 21–2, page 78Application of composite risk management 21–3, page 78Chemical Demilitarization Program 21–4, page 78Chemical agent function 21–5, page 79Chapter 22Marine Activities, page 79Introduction 22–1, page 79Water operations 22–2, page 79Civil work marine activities 22–3, page 79Operator qualification 22–4, page 79Protective equipment 22–5, page 79Inspections 22–6, page 79Pre–accident or pre–emergency planning 22–7, page 79Chapter 23Medical Safety, page 80Introduction 23–1, page 80Policy 23–2, page 80Army Medical Safety Program Management 23–3, page 80Hospital safety 23–4, page 80Medical systems safety and health 23–5, page 80Safety director functions 23–6, page 81Chapter 24Facility Reuse and Closure, page 81Introduction 24–1, page 81Policy 24–2, page 81Closure requirements 24–3, page 82Munitions and explosives of concern 24–4, page 82Recovered chemical warfare material 24–5, page 82Contaminated structures 24–6, page 83AppendixesA.References, page 84B.Determining if a Radiation Safety Function is Required, page 93C.Management Control Evaluation Checklist, page 94Table ListTable 1–1: Army Safety Program functions, page 5GlossaryviiiAR 385–10 23 August 2007

Part OneArmy Safety Program Management FunctionsPart One of this regulation addresses general Army Safety Program management functions necessary for sustaining allphases and operations of the Army whether at the garrison, in contingency operations or wartime conditions. Part Two,starting at chapter 12, addresses those special Army Safety Program management functions that are specific tosupporting the Soldier during training, mobilization, tactical, and field operations in the garrison or during contingencyand wartime conditions. Part Three, beginning at c