Safety

Safety
  • USFK/Eighth Army Command Safety Office
  • ATTN: FKSF
  • UNIT #15237
  • APO AP 96205-5237
  • Phone: DSN (315) 723-3934
  • Website: 8tharmy.korea.army.mil/safety

VISION

Eighth Army maintains a "WORLD CLASS " safety program that protects the force and is perceived by its customers as essential to accomplishing daily missions; training; Armistice operations, and actual hostilities.

MISSION

The U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth Army Command Safety Office (CSO) Program's mission is to assist units with accomplishing their missions without unnecessary losses of personnel and equipment and therefore preserve and protect our combat power. Leaders, NCOs, and Servicemembers will employ the risk management process outlined in applicable risk management doctrine and integrate Risk Management (RM) into all phases of an operation, from the planning phase thru the execution phase of all missions. RM is the integration of safety and risk management into all elements associated with Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership & Education, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF).

We can manage risks more effectively through RM, which blends tactical, threat-based risks with accidental, hazard-based risks to create a more thorough evaluation of possible hazards associated with the mission. RM is accomplished through the application of sound risk management procedures by leaders and individuals at all levels. The RM process identifies the optimum course of action (COA) to mitigate or reduce the risk to an acceptable level. RM is critical for all operations, whether for training, planned missions, tactical exercises, or daily operations. The CSO staff provides guidance and assistance, safety evaluations, and recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries. Additionally, the staff provides safety training classes for safety-related programs.