Dover Air Force Base, DE

By Staff Writer

THE 436th AIRLIFT WING (AW), Dover Air Force Base (AFB), DE, has received the 2022 Air Mobility Command (AMC) Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety, Category II.

The AW Safety office evaluated the first-ever Dover AFB two-aircraft, 600-Multi-Capable Airmen Ability to Survive and Operate event, which led to the identification of 115 hazards.

As the wing’s certified Risk Management advisors, the team identified and managed 15 risk assessments for the wing’s Open House and abated hazards for 136,000 visitors and nine aerial acts, which resulted in zero mishaps.

The Occupational Safety team championed traffic safety by developing a local, personal transportation device policy and collaborated with the Security Forces Squadron, which eliminated roadway mishaps and injuries.

By hosting the Dover AFB child safety seat campaign, the Safety office forged an alliance with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. They exposed and corrected 92 safety seat errors.

The Safety office detected faulty bulletproof glass twice and secured repair prioritization, boosted anti-terrorism force protection measures, and halted life-death hazards.

An action plan to resolve the bird disease threat in hangars was developed by the Wing Safety team, and it piloted a public health training program that curbed biohazards for 600 workers.

The Occupational Safety office identified a negative trend on job safety training outlines, developed and taught a refresher course for supervisors, and enabled critical safety training for more than 100 workers.

Furthermore, the team managed a multifaceted hazard abatement program, tracked 27 hazards, and abated five Risk Assessment Codes (RAC) for aging infrastructure, which resulted in safer work centers.

Wing Safety personnel also resolved a tower safety hazard due to extreme heat by applying a RAC 2 for heating ventilation and air conditioning, and oversaw maintenance and repair, which prevented serious illness and injury to tower personnel.