ASMIS 2.0 Upgrades Continuing

By JERROLD SCHARNINGHAUSEN, PH.D., Directorate of Analysis and Prevention, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, AlabamaMarch 29, 2023

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The Army Safety Management Information System (ASMIS) 2.0 is the Army Safety Program’s system of record. It was designed to assist commanders and safety personnel in documenting safety inspections, tracking hazard mitigation and abatement, reporting mishaps, tracking safety-specific training, and determining the health and performance of a commander’s loss-prevention efforts through data analysis. The overall system is intended to provide an efficient, effective and standardized process for all safety-related activities.

The system’s Assessment, Inspection and Survey application allows users to create an inspection checklist; annual surveys/inspections and hazard analyses of unit spaces, facilities, training sites and equipment using procedures outlined in Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-10; prioritizes hazards identified during an inspection by hazard probability and severity, and recommends to the commander effective courses of action to address matters which degrade or inhibit mission accomplishment; and records inspection results in the ASMIS 2.0 Assessment, Inspection and Survey module. The Hazard Management application is used to track hazards identified during inspections; review/investigate hazards reported by unit personnel to determine if they require adding to the hazard list within the Hazard Management module; advise first-line supervisors on hazard abatement plans and advise the commander appropriately; and allow coordination with supporting industrial hygienists and occupational health professionals for assistance with occupational health hazards (hearing conservation, respiratory protection, laser safety, etc.).

The Assessments, Inspections and Surveys and Hazard Management applications are both fully fielded, and modifications to the system based upon user feedback are ongoing. Recent updates include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ASMIS 2.0 has integrated with the Headquarters Installations Information Systems (HQIIS), the Army's authoritative reporting source for real property information. HQIIS currently functions as the consolidated repository of all Army real property and related data, as well as the Army's official registry of installations, sites, bases and enclaves/complexes. As the single source for all Army real property data, HQIIS maintains a real-time connection to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Data Analytics & Integration Support application, which manages all DoD real property. This linkage allows HQIIS to process all the Army’s Real Property Unique Identifier requests and transmit ongoing snapshots of the Army’s Real Property Inventory.
  • Buildings can now be broken into subdivisions based upon separate worksites or unit identification codes (UICs). Previously, entry for a building was only allowed by UIC. Checklists/inspections for subdivisions can be created within a building and maintained as separate sites.
  • A rollover capability that displays the unit’s name when the cursor is held over the UIC will be added. Checklists from subordinate units will be able to be cloned and shared among units. An autosave feature has been added under OSHA Inspections to prevent loss of data entered. The approval button in Hazard Validation will be removed to streamline the process.
  • The Deviation and Risk Acceptance Document in the Hazard Management menu is being changed to Risk Acceptance. This accounts for the use of other means of risk acceptance (DA 2977 Memorandum, etc.). Once the risk acceptance expires and is added back to the hazard list, the fields will be updateable to include the hazard short title, equipment, location description and detailed hazard description.
  • Throughout the ASMIS program, a checkbox is being added to autofill information directly from a Common Access Card when the action POC is entering data. This will improve efficiency by eliminating the need for duplicate data entries.

Updates to ASMIS 2.0 will continue as the we receive additional feedback from the field. For more information, contact the USACRC Help Desk at 334-255-2286.