The Garrison Safety Office develops and implements plans, policies and procedures for a comprehensive safety program for the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Novosel. GSO provides technical advice to the garrison commander and staff on the integration of safety and risk management into all missions and functions within the command.
GSO provides the following support to the Fort Novosel community:
- Serves as the command point of contact for the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- Provides safety support to childcare and youth services programs.
- Inspects fixed infrastructure to include DFMWR/recreation facilities and activities.
- Implements the Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP) to include motorcycle safety training.
- Implements accident prevention awards and promotion program.
- Analyzes accident data to identify trends and recommends countermeasures.
- Provides commanders, supervisors, and safety officers with risk management training, training tools and other related assistance.
- Establishes installation abatement plans and the installation hazard reporting program.
- Reviews and offers assistance in the development of safety SOPs and risk assessments.
- Implements the installation radiation safety program, to include procurement, licensing, receipt, inventory, maintenance, disposal, inspections, etc.
- Implements safety in range control operations.
- Reviews MILCON, other construction, maintenance and repair projects, and installation service/procurement contracts.
- Prepares, staffs, reviews, and submits waivers and exemptions to garrison workplace, explosives, and range safety standards.
- Reviews and approves explosives storage licenses and monitors compliance.
- Prepares, staffs, reviews, and submits explosive site plans. Monitors compliance and tracks renewals.
- Monitors the installation respiratory protection program.
- Coordinates with the local medical activity for occupational health services provided to the garrison and tenant units.
- In addition to the above, monitors the following programs: personnel protective clothing and equipment, hearing conservation, and confined space entry.