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Army Safety Awards Program

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What is it?

The Army Safety Awards Program is designed to promote and motivate success in accident prevention through risk management by recognizing individual and unit accomplishments in safety. It features positive measurements of current Army goals, improved plaques and certificates, and streamlined submission procedures. The program allows organizations to develop additional awards tailored to meet their unique accident prevention and safety recognition goals.

Current awards include: the Army Headquarters Safety Award, Army Exceptional Organization Safety Award, Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety, Army Industrial Operations Safety Award, Army Excellence in Explosives Safety Award, Army Safety Guardian Award, Army Aviation Broken Wing Award, Army Risk Management Safety Award, Sergeant Major of the Army Superior Soldier Safety Award, Army Accident Prevention Award of Accomplishment, Army Aircrew Member Safety Award, Unit Impact Award, and Army Safety Excellence Streamer.

What has the Army done?

The Army Safety Office (ASO) and U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC) have worked together to ensure the Army Safety Awards Program remains strong and effective by making awards available while supporting and emphasizing competition as a vital component of the overall selection and recognition process.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

The ASO and USACRC will continue providing oversight of the program, ensuring efforts put forth by individuals and organizations to mitigate, reduce, and eliminate accidents are recognized and rewarded. The ASO will also update award eligibility criteria as needed to ensure recognition is conducted in a timely manner.

Why is this important to the Army?

Regardless of grade or rank, safety and loss prevention are everyone’s business. Recognition breeds competition, and each commander wants his or her organization to be the best. Preventing accidents and protecting resources through implementation of effective safety programs sets the stage for optimal success. Individuals and organizations succeeding in these goals should be recognized and rewarded for keeping their formations safe.


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