1. The safety and well-being of every military member, civilian employee, family member and contractor working/residing on this installation is critical. I expect all personnel to contribute to a culture of safety and to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace. Every leader is accountable for the safety, occupational health of their employees. Safety performance will be reflected in all OERINCOER's and civilian appraisals as a rating element.
2. Declining resources, increasing commitments, and technological changes require us to be conduct continuous risk analysis. I expect each workplace to conduct a risk assessment of activity be performed to ensure potential hazards are identified and that risks are mitigated where possible to the lowest levels. If hazards cannot be mitigated to low levels of risk, look at alternatives that allow us to complete our tasks. Where moderate or high level risks remain I retain the authority to approve those operations and tests. The Installation Safety Office stands ready to assist with this requirement.
3. The preservation of lives and well-being of our military and civilians are essential. I challenge every member of Tearn WSMR to not only develop a safety culture on-duty but also one at home and with your family. Operate privately owned vehicles/motorcycles safely, wear seat belts and personal protection equipment, operate home appliances and equipment according to manufacturer's specifications, and consider risks associated with leisure and sporting activities. Instill this safety culture within your families. You are our most valuable asset and I need each and every one of you.
4. POC for this policy is the Installation Safety Office, 575-678-2305. This policy will be disseminated to all employees and a copy posted on all official bulletin boards. This memorandum supersedes memorandum, subject: Policy letter #12: Safety Policy, 24 Sep 12.
TIMOTHY R. COFFIN
Brigadier General, USA