LEADING THE WAY -- ASMIS 2.0 continues evolution in supporting Army safety and occupational health

By Jim Hughes, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, Communications and Public AffairsSeptember 19, 2023

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FORT NOVOSEL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center’s Army Safety Management Information System 2.0 continues to lead the way toward the Army’s first truly centralized safety and occupational health information management system.

Three of the planned six modules of the Army’s SOH system of record are available for Army-wide use to provide capabilities to support the Army SOH program, and further evolution of ASMIS 2.0 is scheduled for the near future, according to John Nelson, CRC deputy chief of staff and ASMIS 2.0 program manager.

ASMIS 2.0 is a family of information technology systems that underpins the Army Safety and Occupational Health Management System. It is the first SOH tool to strategically integrate with a vast array of authoritative systems and data sources across the Department of Defense and other government agencies, Nelson said.

It provides a “one-stop-shop” for all data that is pertinent to Army SOH and presents data and information in an intuitive, leader-centric way that 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, he added.

The evolution of ASMIS 2.0 continued this month when a foundational component of the Registration and Profile Management module became operational, Nelson said, adding that safety officers and commanders can leverage it to manage the users within their subordinate unit identification code chains.

The RPM will add more features in October, including enabling a single point of management that will allow users across the Army to register one time for all ASMIS 2.0 modules. This implementation will occur in two phases, with Phase 1 rolling out in October and the next in November.

“This will also allow safety officers and commanders with purview of their unit UIC hierarchies to holistically manage user profiles, UIC hierarchies, and buildings and facilities – and do all of it in one place,” he added. “This will provide the efficiency needed to simplify the process of managing all of these things.”

The ASMIS 2.0 SOH Program Management module is scheduled for Army-wide release in January.

“This module brings the existing three modules together under one umbrella to enable the effective management of the SOH program,” Nelson said. “Within this module, designated users can view, in real-time, the metrics that measure the effectiveness of their SOH programs and request changes to Army policy.”

There are three key portals in this module: Command Safety Portal, Employee Portal and Supervisor Portal, he added.

The capabilities provided by each are described below. The items identified as future capabilities within the SOH Program Management module will become available in January 2025, when the SOH Training and Education module is released for Army-wide use.

* Safety Command Portal – Safety program dashboards, mishap reporting, assessments and inspections, hazard management, policy (change requests and management), and links to available resources, such as the Army Safety & Occupational Health Management System, the Army Readiness Assessment Program and the Joint Risk Assessment Tool.

* Employee Portal – Links to report hazards, near misses and mishaps; the My Hazard List; the My Occupational Health (appointments – future capability); and the My Individual Hazard Analysis; SOH Training (tracking SOH training assignments and completion – future capability).

* Supervisor Portal – Links to report hazards, near misses and mishaps; Team IHA currency and medical surveillance (future capability); Activity Hazard Analysis; and Team/Activity Association.

* Manage Individual Hazard Analysis

* SOH Training (future capability)

For more on ASMIS 2.0, visit https://safety.army.mil/, and visit the center’s Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/ArmySafety/ for regular updates on all Army safety matters.