The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes pride in our outstanding safety record which falls far below the national average for accidents (both construction and O&M related). Our record has not happened by accident, but rather with a concerted effort over the course of many years.
As a contractor, you are a vital part of our safety program, by providing services in a safe and healthy manner. We encourage you to “celebrate safety” to increase safety awareness in your workplace and on the job. By working together, we can maintain an accident frequency rate in our contract work which is well below established goals. The bottom line goal is to have zero accidents!
Accident Prevention Plan
One of the most confusing elements of contracting with the Corps is the development of an Accident Prevention Plan (APP). Most of our contracts require an APP or, for some contracts, an abbreviated APP. The APP is more than a paperwork drill - it is the written document that defines how you are going to manage your safety program during the contract. Where an APP is required, the APP must be submitted and accepted by the Corps prior to the performance of any work. You will find that elements within the APP, such as Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs), will be developed and added to the APP during the contract.
The AHAs are based on the specific phases of work and hazards and are developed by referencing the additional sections of the EM as needed. The outline for your APP can be found in Appendix A of EM385-1-1. Additional electronic tools, forms, templates and checklists have been developed to assist you with implementation of your safety and health program. They can be found on the HQ Safety Website at this link: http://www.usace.army.mil/CESO/Pages/.
Additional electronic tools, forms, templates and checklists have been developed to assist you with implementation of your safety and health program. They can be found on the HQ Safety Website by visiting http://www.usace.army.mil/CESO/Pages/.