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Task Force Safety Officer



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Task Force Safety Officer


IN TRANSIT
[ ] Ensure accountability is maintained.
[ ] Ensure that appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used .
[ ] Provide adequate time for rest and rehabilitation.
[ ] Review safety considerations with the TF members.
[ ] Monitor safety requirements while in transit.
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER
[ ] Ensure accountability is maintained.
[ ] Review emergency signaling and evacuation procedures.
[ ] Ensure that appropriate PPE is used.
[ ] Observe personnel and equipment off-loading to identify safety hazards.
[ ] Observe conditions at the mobilization center for safety issues (i.e., staging, sleeping areas, hygiene, traffic patterns).
ON-SITE OPERATIONS
[ ] Ensure accountability is maintained.
[ ] Develop and implement daily health and safety plans which address:


  • Sanitation

  • Hygiene

  • Evacuation and Assembly Points

  • Decontamination procedure

  • Operations to determine safe practices

  • Work/rest cycles

  • Climatic condition monitoring

  • Fire protection monitoring at all locations.

[ ] Provide input to the planning process regarding safety messages.


[ ] Investigate each injury and illness and ensure appropriate documentation is completed.
[ ] Interview off-going shifts to assess developing hazards, safety problems, and injuries.


REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION
[ ] Ensure accountability is maintained.
[ ] Notify the Logistics Manager of the loss or potential maintenance requirements.

[ ] Ensure that necessary follow-up care for TF members has been arranged.

    1. Task Force Planning Team Manager



IN TRANSIT
[ ] Discuss and coordinate anticipated planning requirements with the TFL prior to arrival at the mobilization center.

ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER
[ ] Attend initial briefing with local authority and IST.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS
[ ] Establish TF reporting requirements and planning cycle.
[ ] Oversee development of TF Tactical Plan.
[ ] Ensure that Planning Team gathers site-specific incident information (building plans, Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) information, local construction, etc.).
[ ] Re-assign technical experts.
[ ] Compile all daily records and reports.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION
[ ] Notify the Logistics Manager of any operational equipment loss and potential maintenance requirements of the Planning Team.
[ ] Prepare the Planning Team input for a TF post-incident team meeting.
[ ] Compile all documentation necessary for TF after-action meeting.
    1. Technical Information Specialist



IN TRANSIT
(See general operational checklist.)
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER
[ ] Coordinate cache supplies and equipment that should receive priority for initial movement to the assigned area.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS
[ ] Establish a work area and organize TF files. Maintain a documentation log.
[ ] Maintain a TF operations log throughout the mission.
[ ] Document TF operations and significant incidents by all appropriate audio and visual mediums.

[ ] Keep the Planning Team Manager apprised of any accomplishments or conflicts, supplies deficiencies, or equipment malfunctions.

REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION
[ ] Notify the assigned supervisor of any operational equipment loss or potential maintenance requirements.
[ ] Compile all documentation necessary for TF after-action meeting.

    1. Structures Specialist



IN TRANSIT
(See general operational checklist.)
ARRIVAL AT MOBILIZATION CENTER
[ ] Brief Rescue Manager, Search Manager, Safety Officer, and Heavy Rigging Specialists on relevant structural concerns.
[ ] Determine coordination and communication protocol with the IST Structural Unit Leader.
ON-SITE OPERATIONS
[ ] Perform structural triage and brief Reconnaissance Team on structural considerations.
[ ] Mark building in accordance with the Structure/Hazards Evaluation and Search Assessment procedures.
[ ] Gather appropriate building plans, etc., as available, and coordinate with building representative, if available.
[ ] Contact local structural engineers, contractors, and/or building department officials to determine construction data.
[ ] Provide assessment to TF team managers, Safety Officer, and Heavy Rigging Specialists, including:

  • Recommendation for areas requiring hazard mitigation with respect to shoring and bracing (using available materials) and/or the removal of structural components, hazards, and debris; and

  • Discussing the most productive method of access relative to probable location of victims.

[ ] Work with search and rescue personnel to determine the most appropriate course of action to gain access to victims. This would include:



  • Most appropriate routes to conduct searches;

  • Determine what structural materials are likely to be found while gaining access;


  • Effects of rescue operations on other building elements;

  • Special precautions required during breaching operations;

  • Special considerations of buildings with basements; and

  • Advice on the placement of shoring and bracing material.

[ ] Make recommendations for monitoring the assigned structures for changing conditions.


[ ] Keep the Planning Team Manager apprised of any tactical accomplishments or conflicts, supplies deficiencies, or equipment malfunctions.
REASSIGNMENT/DEMOBILIZATION
[ ] Notify the assigned supervisor of any operational equipment loss or potential maintenance requirements.




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