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Appendix 3-1

Fiscal Year Safety and Environmental Management Action Plans

I. STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL. Create a safety and health culture inclusive of all employees and activities.

Result. Safety and health matters are regarded as integral components of every function and task in the Department. Managers, supervisors, and employees recognize their appropriate responsibilities for the Departmental Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Specific Outcomes:

a.  The Department and each Bureau are able to focus energies and resources where they are most effective; safety and health initiatives address areas of greatest loss and largest potential return.

b. Programs and special initiatives are quantitatively tracked and evaluated for effectiveness. Adjustments are made until objectives are achieved.

c.  A performance management system motivates and recognizes quality safety and health performance while ensuring that performance problems resulting in ineffective safety and health programs are recognized and addressed.

d. Safety and health is integrated into all planning, design, and management processes. Failure to achieve mission safety and health objectives is viewed as a failure of the management system and corrective actions are taken without delay to correct these problems.

e.  Managers recognize the important link between effective safety and health efforts and overall program efficiency/effectiveness.

f.  Employees perceive that their supervisors deal appropriately with safety and health issues and that the organization supports those efforts.

Responsible Office Initiative Description Management or Regulatory Practice Primary Program Elements Secondary Program Elements Estimated # Pay Periods Existing Funding Yes/No Priority 1-5 Estimated Completion Date Remarks
Example:
Eastern Region, Central Region, Western Region, Firearms Program, Watercraft Program, etc.
Example:
Brief description including justification, expected outcome, metrics.  Bureau goal(s) supported. Quantitative measures should be used whenever feasible.
Cite the Regulatory Criteria which dictates the necessity of associated initiative. Safety, Health and Environmental Program Management Program Elements are defined in Chapter 1 of 445-1-H and 445-2H.
These are the key function areas of the OSHE Program.
Example:
USGS 445-2-H Chapter R
Person and/or organizational unit responsible to action item.
List # of Pay Periods expected to complete the initiative. List Cost of Initiative. List Yes if included in current budget or funded.
List No if funds will be needed.
Month Initiative Expected to be Accomplished.
Example:
ER ORS/BMS, or CR WRD, or PWRC-Laurel MD
Example:
CDSPC should attend at least 1 technical professional development course.
1910 CFR (7) Training Professional Development .5 $900 Yes 3 January 2004 Example:
Status if in progress.

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II.  STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL. Improve our ability to identify and abate unsafe practices and conditions.

Result. Unsafe practices and conditions are identified and abated in a timely and efficient manner.

Specific Outcomes.

a. All employees are trained in hazard recognition and abatement techniques.

b. Loss experience data is readily available through the Department's Safety Management Information System (SMIS) and other sources, is statistically valid and relevant to the organizations' needs, and is useful to management in focusing on significant sources of loss.

c. The need for highly qualified safety and health professionals is recognized and selections for safety and health positions are made accordingly.

d. Safety and health training and professional development programs at both Department and Bureau levels receive increased visibility and management support.

Responsible Office Initiative Description Management or Regulatory Practice Primary Program Elements Secondary Program Elements Estimated # Pay Periods Estimated $ Existing Funding
Yes/No
Priority 1-5 Estimated Completion Date Remarks

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

III. STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL. Implement effective safety and health resource strategies.

Result. Necessary safety and health issues receive adequate support through appropriations and shared resources.

Specific Outcomes.

a. Funding for safety and health priorities is effectively addressed through the budget process.

b. Safety and health considerations are incorporated into individual program operating budgets.

c. The concept of effective use of shared resources is accepted throughout the organization. A Department-level “clearinghouse” exists to facilitate and promote use of shared resources.

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Responsible Office Initiative Description Management or Regulatory Practice Primary Program Elements Secondary Program Elements Estimated # Pay Periods Estimated $ Existing Funding
Yes/No
Priority 1-5 Estimated Completion Date Remarks

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

IV. STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL. Facilitate accountability and program improvement through evaluation and monitoring.

Result. Managers, supervisors, and employees are accountable for safety and health.

Specific Outcomes.

a. The performance management system motivates and recognizes quality safety and health performance.

b. Managers and employees recognize their roles in a successful safety and health program.

c. The safety and health program is seen as an integral part of the organization activity, contributing to successful mission accomplishment.

d. Management is aware and informed of the true cost of accidents and the benefits of an aggressive safety and health culture.

e. Program improvement will be reflected in decreasing accident rates and reduced losses.

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Responsible Office Initiative Description Management or Regulatory Practice Primary Program Elements Secondary Program Elements Estimated # Pay Periods Estimated $ Existing Funding
Yes/No
Priority 1-5 Estimated Completion Date Remarks

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

V. STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL. Increase organizational safety and health awareness and program communication.

Result. Safety and health awareness has been achieved at all levels of the organization using effective communication, training, and automation techniques.

Specific Outcomes.

a. Teleconferencing, video conferencing, electronic mail and other networking techniques are used to an optimum level.

b. Communications to the public on safety and health topics clearly reflect consideration of diversity and program accessibility needs.

c. Training programs continually emphasize employee safety and health awareness and encompass changing missions and employee concerns.

d. Employees and supervisors at the operating level receive timely safety and health communications, provide input into program objectives, and perceive an increased organizational emphasis on workplace safety and health

Responsible Office Initiative Description Management or Regulatory Practice Primary Program Elements Secondary Program Elements Estimated # Pay Periods Estimated $ Existing Funding
Yes/No
Priority 1-5 Estimated Completion Date Remarks

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 


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