FORT RUCKER, Ala. (October 6, 2020) – The mishap and near miss reporting application, part of the family of safety reporting software systems known as the Army Safety Management Information System 2.0, or ASMIS 2.0, underwent a full release Oct. 5.
The mishap and near-miss reporting application will become the Army’s sole tool for mishap reporting. Safety officers who created mishap reports in ReportIt prior to Oct. 5 will still be able to access and complete those reports. However, new mishap reports will be entered and completed via the new mishap and near-miss reporting application.
The application underwent a successful limited release in June to selected organizations at Fort Rucker and Fort Benning in order to test the system’s overall functionality and ability to capture, route, store, and analyze mishap data.
“The limited release allowed us time to gather user feedback and test functionality of the new and improved features,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew C. Hilmes, commander of the USACRC. “Most importantly, it allowed us to validate the worthiness of the Tool to support safety teams across commands.”
The enhanced application enables mishap investigation data collection, identification of causal factors and potentially unsafe practices or conditions, and makes recommendations for corrective actions to prevent recurrence and reduce hazardous conditions.
“The Tool is user friendly and allows users to implement mishap and accident reporting through analysis of the trends and near misses as they actually occur,” said Jill Carlson, safety director at U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga. “The tool gives Commanders a visual dashboard and targets for prevention of mishaps versus a system used just as a database with no interaction.”
Software enhancements will continue throughout the initial release. The Tool has training and instructional details, along with frequently asked questions embedded within the application, allowing for rapid changes as updates and future enhancements become available.
“The new system will provide unprecedented flexibility and responsiveness to meet the emerging needs of units, leaders, and safety professionals in the field,” said Jerry Mosley, aviation safety specialist with the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker. “As users become more familiar with the system, data entry requirements will become more efficient and reduce time needed to enter a mishap report.”
To minimize turbulence during the transition to a new system, webinar training sessions were offered for senior safety directors to assist safety teams in navigating the new application. Prerecorded video training sessions will be available through the middle of November.
In addition to mishap reporting, other applications of ASMIS 2.0 include assessments, inspections, and surveys; hazard management; SOH training and education; and unified SOH program management. These applications are under development and will be individually released over the next couple of years for a fully operational suite at the end of FY22.
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.