Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan

What is it'

Safety is about standards - setting standards and enforcing standards. The Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan integrates our efforts and communicates the Army's vision and goals for safety and occupational health.

What has the Army done'

After more than a decade of decreases, accidents increased across the services with the onset of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army leaders at every level aggressively attacked the causes of the increase and were able to reverse the trend. The Army deployed an array of tools and achieved improvement across the board. These included: the Army Traffic Safety and Training Program (ATSTP) to improve driver safety; weapons immersion to counter unintentional discharge; Ground Risk Assessment Tool; Travel Planning System (TRiPS); Rollover Trainers; vehicle safety enhancements; Driver's Training Toolbox; and Family and peer-to-peer engagement kits.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future'

The Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan outlines objectives for increasing operational and workplace safety and health and provides strategic planning and direction for Army safety and occupational health programs. It requires developments of action plans to achieve safety and occupational health goals and objectives. Progress towards achieving the goals and objectives will be tracked and periodically reported to Army leadership. The plan reaffirms Composite Risk Management (CRM) as the basis for the Army safety and occupational health program. CRM has proven its value as a decision-making tool for the analysis and control of risks associated with an activity and has been crucial in controlling risk and enhancing readiness.

Why is this important to the Army'

Soldiers, our families and civilians are our most cherished assets. Ensuring their safety and health is a top priority - and everyone's responsibility. The Army is confident the actions outlines in this plan will reduce accidents, illness, and loss, while improving readiness, force stability, and well-being.


Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan