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RESULTS OF THE SEVENTH SEMI-ANNUAL EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD (ESB)

Date Signed: 2/11/2003
MARADMINS Number: 051/03


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SUBJ/RESULTS OF THE SEVENTH SEMI-ANNUAL EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD (ESB)
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. AS ESTABLISHED BY REF A, THE EXECUTIVE SAFETY
BOARD (ESB) HELD ITS SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 7-8 2003.
THE THEME FOR THIS ESB WAS "MARKETING THE SAFETY CULTURE - A TOTAL
FORCE EFFORT". THE CONFERENCE WAS HOSTED BY MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
2. THE ACMC HOSTED THE FOLLOWING ESB MEMBERS:
LTGEN HAILSTON COMMANDER, MARFORPAC
LTGEN MCCARTHY COMMANDER, MARFORRES
LTGEN HANLON CG, MCCDC
LTGEN BERNDT COMMANDER, MARFORLANT
MS. CONNIE DEWITTE DASN(SAFETY)
MAJGEN TAYLOR DEPUTY COMMANDER, MARFORRES
COL HOLLIFIELD AC/S, MCB CAMP LEJEUNE
COL SACHTLEBEN IG, II MEF
MAJGEN BOWDON CG, MCB CAMP PENDLETON
MAJGEN JONES CG, TECOM
MAJGEN CORTEZ CG, MCRC
MAJGEN FLANAGAN COMMANDER, MCABEAST
MAJGEN LOTT COMMANDER, MATCOM
BGEN GALLINETTI COMMANDER, MCABWEST
BGEN GHORMLEY DCG, III MEF
BGEN THIESSEN IGMC
SGTMAJ DIXON SGTMAJ MARFORRES
RADM TURCOTTE COMMANDER, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER
3. THE ESB AGENDA INCLUDED:
7 JANUARY 1300-1630
OPENING REMARKS LTGEN HAILSTON
ESB UPDATE - WHERE WE ARE COL DEWEY
INSTITUTIONALIZING ORM MAJGEN JONES
USMC EGRESS TRAINING PROGRAM MAJ HENDERSON
8 JANUARY 0730-1600
MARFORRES BOARD OF VISITORS MAJGEN TAYLOR
MARFORRES SAFETY UPDATE MR. PETERS
MATERIAL COMMAND UPDATE GYSGT CHESTER
REDUCING LOST WORK DAY RATES MS. GALE
DEMYSTIFYING MARKETING MR. BUSCEMI
FROM SKEPTICISM TO SUCCESS MS. RIDDICK
MARKETING SAFETY MR. ESPOSITO
EMPOWERMENT AND ACHIEVING A DR. GELLER
TOTAL SAFETY CULTURE
GROUND SAFETY TRAINING UPDATE MR. THOMPSON
EXPLOSIVE SAFETY MR. CHIAPELLO
WRAP UP AND ESB TASKERS COL DEWEY
4. IN KEEPING WITH THE SECOND QUARTER SAFETY THEME OF "MARKETING A
SAFETY CULTURE", THE THEME FOR THE SEVENTH ESB WAS "MARKETING THE
SAFETY CULTURE - A TOTAL FORCE EFFORT". THE EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD
FOCUSED ON METHODS TO FIRMLY EMBED SAFETY AS A CORE VALUE AMONG ALL
MARINES. IN SUPPORT OF THIS FOCUS, GUEST SPEAKERS FROM ACADEMIA AND
THE PRIVATE SECTOR PROVIDED BRIEFS DISCUSSING MARKETING
METHODOLOGIES. ADDITIONALLY, BRIEFINGS WERE PROVIDED ON VARIOUS
TOPICS DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH SAFETY.
5. BASED ON THE AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE DIRECTED:
A. ACMC
(1) RE-ENGAGE THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ON CHANGING CURRENT
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT (FECA) INVESTIGATOR
CLASSIFICATION RULES. PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO ESB MEMBERS ON PROGRESS
NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
(2) REVIEW III MEF PROPOSAL TO EXPAND SOFA DRIVER IMPROVEMENT COURSE.
(3) DEVELOP AND PROVIDE MARINE CORPS-WIDE STANDARDIZED TRAFFIC
SAFETY RULES AND PUNISHMENTS FOR VIOLATIONS. PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO
ESB MEMBERS AT THE JUNE 2003 ESB.
(4) THE ACMC DIRECTED THE USE OF 'ANYMOUSE' FOR THE ANONYMOUS GROUND
REPORTING PROGRAM.
B. DC, M&RA
(1) DEVELOP A FECA PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO ESB
MEMBERS ON THE STATUS OF THE GUIDEBOOK NO LATER THAN 15 MARCH 2003.
(2) BEGIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO CHANGE FECA LAWS TO ENSURE
PEOPLE DRAWING COMPENSATION BENEFITS ARE RETIRED ONCE ELIGIBLE FOR
CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT. PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO ESB MEMBERS ON THE
PROGRESS OF THE PLAN BY 15 MARCH 2003.
(3) DEVELOP A LOST WORK DAY RATE THAT IS SIMPLE AND UNDERSTOOD BY
THE FLEET BY 15 MARCH 2003.
(4) PROVIDE INFORMATION TO EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD MEMBERS
IDENTIFYING WHEN FECA PROGRAM MANAGER BILLET WILL BE IN PLACE AT
MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS BY 15 MARCH 2003.
C. CG, TECOM
(1) PREPARE A FUNDING PACKAGE FOR HELICOPTER EGRESS TRAINING FOR
PROGRAM REVIEW 05.
(2) PROVIDE BRIEF AT THE NEXT ESB ON HIGH LOST WORKDAY RATES AT
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER 29 PALMS.
D. COMMANDER, MATCOM/ COMMANDER, MARCORSYSCOM
(1) DETERMINE THE COST REQUIREMENTS TO MODIFY CURRENT BLACK BOX
SOFTWARE TO MAKE THEM COMPATIBLE WITH THE MEDIUM TACTICAL VEHICLE
REPLACEMENT (MTVR) 7-TON TRUCK. PROVIDE THE COST REQUIREMENTS TO
THE ESB MEMBERS BY 15 MARCH 2003.
(2) PROVIDE A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS TO SAFETY DIVISION OF OTHER
BLACK BOXES FOR USE ON THE MTVR AND OTHER VEHICLES BY 1 MAY 2003.
E. SAFETY DIVISION
(1) DEVELOP STANDARDIZED MISHAP AND LOST WORK DAY METRICS THAT
ACCOUNT FOR THE SMALL SIZE OF THE MARINE CORPS RELATIVE TO OTHER
SERVICES NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
(2) PROVIDE BLACK BOX COST REQUIREMENTS DETERMINED BY MATCOM/SYSCOM
TO ALL ESB MEMBERS BY 10 MAY 2003.
(3) IMPLEMENT THE ANYMOUSE PROGRAM BY 15 FEBRUARY 2003.
(4) ENSURE FUNDING LINE IS PROVIDED FOR THE MARINE CORPS EXPLOSIVE
SAFETY PROGRAM.
(5) CHANGE MCO 5100.19E TO REQUIRE REFLECTIVE CLOTHING TO BE WORN
FROM EVENING COLORS TO MORNING COLORS IN ADDITION TO DURING TIMES OF
REDUCED VISIBILITY BY 15 FEBRUARY 2003.
(6) REVIEW THE EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD CHARTER AND DETERMINE IF
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS SHOULD BE ADDED NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
(7) UPDATE THE MARINE CORPS SAFETY AWARDS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE
INDIVIDUAL AND COMMAND RECOGNITION TO GROUND UNITS SIMILAR TO MISHAP
FREE FLIGHT HOUR AVIATION AWARDS AND INCORPORATE SECRETARY OF THE
NAVY AWARD NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
(8) WORK WITH DASN(SAFETY) TO EXAMINE METRICS COMPARING LOST WORK
DAY DATA STRATIFICATION BY RISK EXPOSURE ACROSS ALL MILITARY
SERVICES. PROVIDE A REPORT ON YOUR FINDINGS TO THE ACMC NO LATER
THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
F. ALL ESB MEMBERS
(1) IDENTIFY CRITICAL SAFETY BILLETS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILLED
TO ASSIST IN THE CORE SAFETY SERVICE BILLET FUNDING DECISION AND
PROVIDE A REVIEW OF YOUR COMMAND'S PRIORITIZED CORE SAFETY SERVICE
BILLET VACANCIES TO THE ACMC VIA "PERSONAL FOR" MESSAGE BY 1 MARCH
2003. ENSURE THE REVIEW IDENTIFIES GS GRADES AND IS FOCUSED ON
TRAFFIC SAFETY BILLETS AND ANY OTHER BILLETS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR
COMMANDS.
(2) PROVIDE SAFETY DIVISION WITH SUGGESTED AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE JUNE
2003 ESB MEETING TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESS:
HQMCSD@HQMC.USMC.MIL NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2003.
(3) PROVIDE PLANNED METRICS IN COMMAND BI-ANNUAL SAFETY REPORT, DUE
TO THIS HEADQUARTERS NO LATER THAN 14 APRIL (WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE
30 MARCH CLOSE OUT PERIOD).
(4) AT NEXT ESB, PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ALL MEMBERS ON LOCAL MISHAP
REDUCTION STRATEGIES THAT PROVED EFFECTIVE OR INEFFECTIVE AT YOUR
COMMANDS.
6. THE PUBLISHING OF THIS MESSAGE CONSTITUTES OFFICIAL TASKING FOR
THOSE COMMANDS IDENTIFIED IN THIS MESSAGE. EXTENSION REQUESTS MAY
BE MADE VIA EMAIL TO THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SAFETY DIVISION, LTCOL
BENJAMIN MOODY (EMAIL: MOODYBW@HQMC.USMC.MIL). REPORT THE
COMPLETION OF YOUR SPECIFIC TASKERS TO HQMC SAFETY DIVISION VIA
EMAIL TO LTCOL BENJAMIN MOODY.
7. THE ESB WAS CHARTERED TO ESTABLISH SAFETY POLICY AND GUIDANCE
FOR THE MARINE CORPS. SINCE THE ESB'S FIRST MEETING IN JUNE OF
2000, THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN PLAN AND SAFETY STRATEGIC PLAN WERE
PUBLISHED. OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN INSTITUTED INTO ALL
FORMAL SCHOOLS, MARINE CORPS-WIDE. MATERIEL COMMAND DEVELOPED A
PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS THEM TO HALT THE USE OF GROUND VEHICLES AND
EQUIPMENT IN CASE OF SAFETY CONCERNS, SIMILAR TO THE WAY WE GROUND
AIRCRAFT. THROUGHOUT THE MARINE CORPS, WE HAVE SUCCEEDED IN RAISING
THE AWARENESS OF SAFETY. YET MORE CHALLENGES REMAIN. CHIEF AMONG
THOSE CHALLENGES IS CHANGING OUR CULTURE TO ENSURE THAT SAFETY IS A
CORE VALUE APPLIED IN EVERY ENDEAVOR. ACHIEVING THIS TASK REQUIRES
MORE THAN THE ESB IS CAPABLE OF; IT REQUIRES THE EFFORT OF ALL
HANDS.
8. SEMPER FIDELIS, W. L. NYLAND, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
ASSISTANT COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//