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Annual Safety Risk Management Day - 2020

Annual Safety Risk Management Day Resources - 2020

COVID-19 Update:  March Deadline Waived

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and guidance to limit gatherings, the end-of-March deadline to complete the Annuals Safety RM Day is has been waived.  All units are encouraged to continue their regular safety education topics, with emphasis on risk management, through virtual meetings and online communication during this period.

The Annual Safety Risk Management Day is a chance for all CAP members to focus their thoughts on the use of Risk Management throughout CAP to prevent injury, protect resources, and ensure the highest level of Safety as we pursue all our CAP missions and activities.  All Safety Officers should review this material and become familiar with it prior to your Annual Safety Day.  

There are a few ground rules in CAPR 160-1 that need to be emphasized before getting started:

  1. The Annual Safety Day is to be conducted in the months of January, February or March.  When you log this safety education in SIRS, be sure to click "yes" where it asks if this is you "annual ORM familiarization" and click "yes" where it asks if this is your "Annual Safety Day."

  2. It is one day devoted solely to Safety and Risk Management discussion and training.  That means NO other annual training or non-safety education is permitted.

  3. The Safety "Day" may occur during a regularly scheduled meeting, as long as that is the only focus of that meeting.

Mandatory Items:

With the new Safety Program in place with new safety regulations, the focus this year will be on a review of risk management, and some of the resources units have to help with risk assessments; a vital part of CAP's approach to risk management.  This year, we have a couple briefings and a group risk assessment exercise that all units are expected to use during their Annual Safety Day meeting.  In addition to these National level products, we have also encouraged all Region and Wing Commanders to offer emphasis items for their units to discuss.  Finally, all units are encouraged to discuss safety topics unique to their own location, mission or climate.  Safety Officers, use the following links and instructions to access the mandatory briefing materials:

PowerPoint Briefing - Intro, Risk Management and Risk Assessments The goal of this presentation is to refresh everyone's memory on the importance of risk management, as described in CAPR 160-1.  It also provides an overview on how to perform a risk assessment before a common squadron event, using the CAPF 160.   The briefing has a short exercise, allowing squadron members to work through a scenario to become more familiar with the CAPF 160 (there are different scenarios for cadet and senior squadrons).  The goal is open discussion so everyone becomes familiar with the process.  Note for Safety Officers:  Appoint a member to take notes on questions the members have ... send those to your wing SE and to .  We are always looking for feedback.

Embedded video -   There is an embedded video in the PowerPoint presentation.  If the video does not work on your system, you can access the video HERE

PowerPoint Briefing - Common Mishaps and How You Can Prevent Them -  Click on this link to download a briefing that covers some of the more common mishaps we see nationwide.  The types of mishaps addressed are very similar to what we looked at last year.  The purpose of this briefing is awareness, but also to spur discussion on the hazards and risks associated with each mishap.  Discussion should center on the factors that contributed to each of these mishaps.  Ask yourselves what factors put our members in situations where these mishaps could occur, and what actions we can take to prevent those situations from occurring.  Units should commit to their own plan to reduce each of these risks.

Other Topics:

These are suggested items which should be included in your Safety Day agenda.

Region/Wing Emphasis Items -  Wings and Regions are highly encouraged to provide units with additional topics or command emphasis items.     

Local Emphasis Items - All units should discuss mishaps or risk factors unique to their own units, their missions, their wings and their regions.


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