FORT RUCKER, Ala. (June 22, 2020) – The first application under the cutting edge family of safety reporting software systems known as the Army Safety Management Information System 2.0, or ASMIS 2.0, will be on limited release at Fort Rucker and Fort Benning beginning this month.
The mishap and near miss reporting application will enable mishap investigation data collection, identify causal factors and potentially unsafe practices or conditions, and make recommendations for corrective actions to prevent recurrence and reduce hazardous conditions.
According to John Nelson, program manager for ASMIS 2.0, the mishap and near miss reporting application will be released for approximately 90 days, allowing selected organizations an adequate number and mix of ground and aviation mishaps to test the system’s ability to capture, route, store and analyze mishap data.
“The limited release offers the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center opportunity to gather user feedback and test the functionality of the new and improved features of this application prior to an Army-wide release,” said Nelson. “These two installations were chosen because of their geographic location to the USACRC as well as the diverse mission set of the two TRADOC centers, which will help ensure useful feedback as we go forward with a full release.”
According to U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center’s Command Sgt. Maj. William L. Gardner the innovative application will provide users with near real-time mishap and near-miss data visibility.
“The application contains fewer required data entry points and the simplified entry process means a less time spent inputting information,” said Gardner. That in itself is a huge win for junior leaders in the field.”
Since 2015, the USACRC solicited input from SOH professionals Army-wide on how to define needed criteria of a total Army safety management system through technological and process improvements. The USACRC also harnessed the technical expertise of the Army Analytics Group, which helped catapult the development of this modern and innovative safety management information system that encompasses the rigorous requirements of SOH specialties.
The effort yielded a revolutionized approach that provides automated capabilities supporting the six program areas of the SOH program. In addition to mishap reporting, the other applications of ASMIS 2.0 include assessments, inspections, and surveys; hazard management; SOH training and education; and unified SOH program management.
“ASMIS 2.0 is a “one-stop-shop” for all data that is pertinent to Army Safety and Occupational Health,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew C. Hilmes, commander of the USACRC. “ASMIS 2.0 provides a level of flexibility that is unprecedented in the DoD SOH community. The data collection and management tools housed within ASMIS 2.0 allows the right people to have the right information at the right time to make decisions that impact their organization’s safety, risk management and loss prevention efforts.”
ASMIS 2.0 will serve more than a million service members on active-duty and in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, and 330,000 Department of the Army Civilians.
For more information visit https://safety.army.mil.