The safety department’s top priority is the safety and health of our Sailors, their dependents, our civilian employees and our contract workers. In an effort to achieve Excellence in Safety, the command is participating in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) Challenge Program. As we move through the three stages of the challenge process, we are embracing management principles that promote a successful safety culture for mishap prevention and allow us to exceed minimal compliance with regulatory standards.
At NAS Kingsville, managers, Sailors, civilian employees and contractors maintain cooperative relationships that allow everyone to contribute significantly to the installation’s comprehensive Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). In order to achieve Excellence in Safety, every member of Team Kingsville plays a critical role in identifying workplace hazards and preventing mishaps.
Our safety department performs myriad functions in an effort to provide a safe and healthful workplace for every member of Team Kingsville. Some of the functions they perform include: conducting annual safety inspections on all facilities; overseeing the hazard abatement process; ensuring serviceable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for all employees; overseeing the Respiratory Protection Program (RPP); conducting mishap analyses/investigations; and overseeing the safety training program.
The safety department is also responsible for the Traffic Safety Program to include the AAA Driver Improvement Program. In addition, the department manages the Recreation and Off-Duty Safety Program (RODS) by performing inspections on the Santiago fitness center, auto hobby shop, community recreation facilities, and all playgrounds.
Monthly Workers Integrated Safety and Health (WISH) team and Safety Action Team (SAT) meetings and quarterly Integrated Safety and Workers Compensation Action Committee (ISWAC) and Traffic Safety Council meetings are conducted to ensure safety goals and objectives are being accomplished and safety issues are being addressed.
The safety department is located in Building 2740 and can be reached at 516-6153/6273/4015.