Mishaps must be reported. Your unit safety manager is trained on mishap investigation and reporting, your Base Safety Office or the Naval Safety Center can assist.
- Ask to review your mishap logs. Are they up to date?
- Is there a separate mishap log for Active Duty and civilian personnel?
- Does your unit safety manager receive mishap reports within 24 hours?
- Is your unit safety manager in the loop when mishap investigations are required? (Too many times the Commanding Officer attempts to complete the Legal investigation and overlooks the safety investigation.)
- Is the Commanding Officer aware that safety investigations are separate from SJA investigation.
- Note: Nothing in the Safety Investigation will be turned over to legal!
- Make sure the CO does not assign the safety manager to a SJA investigation where a mishap is involved.
- See Flash Report and review Force Order 5101.1 on using this report.
- Contact MFR Ground Safety for further details on mishap investigations and reporting. See MCO 5102.1 for details.
ALWAYS use MCO P5102.1B - Look for the answers to these vital questions:
- WHO was injured?
- WHAT were the materials, machines, or equipment involved?
- WHERE did it happen?
- WHEN did it happen?
- HOW did it happen?
- WHY did it happen?