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The Role of the Mission Safety Officer. Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project. What does the MSO do?. Conducts Safety Inspections. Updates the Incident Commander on current or expected Safety Issues Develops plans for safe operations

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the role of the mission safety officer

The Role of the Mission Safety Officer

Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project

what does the mso do
What does the MSO do?
  • Conducts Safety Inspections
  • Updates the Incident Commander on current or expected Safety Issues
  • Develops plans for safe operations
  • Briefs Mission Staff on Safety Issues
  • Mishap Reporting & Handling
safety inspections
Safety Inspections
  • Facilities
    • Emergency Numbers Posted
    • Evacuation Plans
    • Hazards marked and fixed if possible
  • Vehicles
    • Safe Working Condition
    • Operator prepared and familiar with vehicle
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Safety Inspections
  • Aircraft
    • Safe Working Condition
    • Crew prepared and familiar with aircraft
  • Personnel
    • Adequate crew rest
    • Adequate equipment for tasks assigned
    • Understood mission briefings
    • Don’t forget about visitors
updating the mission coordinator
Updating the Mission Coordinator
  • Don’t be afraid to bring safety issues to the attention of the mission staff, and ultimately the Incident Commander
  • If you can handle it yourself, and it won’t interfere with operations, go ahead and do it
  • Realize that you may not be able to cover everything, but with practice and prior planning you will have safer operations in the long run
safety plans
Safety Plans
  • Make sure that all mission personnel know the risks that they could be exposed to like:
    • Runways in need of repair
    • Winds
    • Refueling procedures
  • Develop and coordinate a written and posted plan for dealing with major safety issues.
    • Incorporate into the overall Incident Action Plan
brief safety issues to mission staff
Brief Safety Issues to Mission Staff
  • Safety briefings daily or at the beginning of operational periods is a good idea
    • Tells everyone who the Safety Officer is
    • Reinforces individual or crew briefings
  • Make it positive, upbeat, and quick
    • Enthusiasm helps
    • Hit the major issues (Crew rest, danger areas,...)
    • Don’t hold the crews up any longer than necessary
reporting handling mishaps
Reporting & Handling Mishaps
  • Have CAPFs 78 and 79 on hand
  • Follow guidance in CAPR 62-1 and 62-2 for reporting and investigating accidents
    • Don’t start formal investigation without prior coordination with HQ CAP/GC
    • Major incidents or accidents will normally be formally investigated by the HQ CAP and HQ CAP-USAF Safety Officers in conjunction with the NTSB
reporting handling mishaps continued
Reporting & Handling Mishaps Continued
  • Don’t release names of parties involved without prior permission from the Incident Commander or Information Officer.
mission safety officer tasks
Mission Safety Officer Tasks
  • C-0001 Mission Safety Inspection
  • C-0002 Analyze Safety of Mission Operations
  • C-0003 Conduct Ground Team Safety Briefing
  • C-0004 Conduct Aircrew Safety Briefing
  • C-0005 Reporting & Handling Mishaps Involving CAP Personnel
mission safety officer tasks continued
Mission Safety Officer Tasks Continued
  • C-0006 Preparing Safety Guidance For Non- participants
  • C-0007 Monitor Crew Rest, Fatigue, And Stress
  • P-1001 Develop Aircraft & Ground Operations Safety Plan
  • L-0101 Inspect A Vehicle
  • L-0102 Inspect An Aircraft