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Army SOH Star presentation

The Army Safety and Occupational Health Management System (ASOHMS) provides a framework to United States Army organizations to systematically manage safety and occupational health programs. Implementing ASOHMS ensures hazards and risk controls are well thought out and appropriate with the commensurate risk level, while maintaining effective assurance controls and ultimately supporting the organization’s mission accomplishment. ASOHMS can be viewed as a systematic and comprehensive process for managing safety risks by ensuring a complete process of hazard identification, risk assessment and control, personnel/soldier training, record keeping, program assessment, and management involvement throughout the organization and assist commanders and leaders with loss prevention as we deploy our Soldiers and Civilians to the most dangerous places on earth. ASOHMS is designed to effectively manage and ensure continued personnel/soldier health and safety in the workplace and proper control and mitigation of risks.

Commands / organizations incrementally implement the ASOHMS and achieve increasing levels of maturity with corresponding (positive) results. Successfully completing a comprehensive third party final assessment results in the award of an “Army SOH Star”

Stage I – Development of policies, procedures, and programs
Completed when the command / organization has a systemic approach to addressing all of the ASOHMS Maturity Stage I criteria through written programs, polices, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP). Critical SOH data have been identified and are being collected, analyzed and reviewed by senior leaders.


Stage II – Communication, training, and implementation
Completion indicates the full integration of the written program, policies, and TTP’s into daily activities. Personnel are aware of the ASOHMS program and its goals. Learning and sharing best practices and innovation are beginning to make positive changes in the safety culture of the organization. Senior leaders are able to make better informed decisions using SOH data. Performance indicators show improving trends.


Stage III – Full implementation and continuous improvement
Completion indicates all ASOHMS criteria are fully integrated in the culture of the organization and all personnel have taken ownership of the ASOHMS. The Commander’s program is now a Command program. All personnel are able to clearly articulate the Commander’s Strategic Safety Goals and Objectives and their roles in achieving them. Sustained program performance with continuing improvements.