Department of the Army Regulation 385-10

Safety

The Army Safety Program


27 November 2013

Effective date: 27 December 2013

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 004127000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation implements requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as implemented in Executive Order 12196 ; Title 29, Code of Federal Regulation 1960; and Department of Defense Instructions 6055.1 , 6055.04 , and 6055.07 . It provides new policy on Army safety management procedures with special emphasis on responsibilities and organizational concepts.

Applicability. a. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to Department of the Army Civilian employees and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Civil Works activities and tenants and volunteers in accordance with Section 1588, Title 10, United States Code and AR 608-1 . During mobilization or national emergency, this regulation remains in effect without change.
b. Paragraphs 3-28 b , 3-29 b , and 3-30 g (3) of this regulation are punitive. A violation of any of these paragraphs is separately punishable as a violation of a lawful general regulation under Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice . Penalties for violating any of these paragraphs include the full range of statutory and regulatory sanctions, both criminal and administrative.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Director of Army Staff. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include a formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix D ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Director of Army Safety, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army (DACS-SF), 9351 Hall Road, Building 1456, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Director of Army Safety, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army (DACS-SF), 9351 Hall Road, Building 1456, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Committee management. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. 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 the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 385-10, dated 23 August 2007.


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