Mishap Evaluations - Critical for Explosives Safety Criteria
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper is a progress report of the activities of the Department of Defense DoD Joint Service Accident Evaluation Working Group JSAEWG. The JSAEWG is a Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB established working group consisting of individuals from the various Services safety centers and members of the DDESBs staff and designed to address improvements in ammunition and explosives accident reporting and trend analyses. The working groups primary objectives are to improve the reliability of the mishap data contained in the Explosives Safety Mishaps Analysis Module ESMAM, to expand its usability and query functions, and share appropriate lessons learned. This paper specifically focuses on the improvements already made to ESMAM, discusses the path detailed in the Explosives Safety Mishap Analysis and Evaluation Implementation Plan to collect, aggregate, and analyze data to determine trends and when applicable recommend changes to DoD explosives safety policy and technical requirements, and discusses recent analyses of mishaps and their impact on determining revisions to the DoD explosives safety criteria. Enhancing mishap reporting analyses and ESMAM capabilities will affect DoD explosives and system safety policies and standards. Leveraging these improvements within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and international explosives safety standards is also a critical function of the DDESB. Information obtained from mishap evaluations is used by the DoD Services and the DDESB to verify and improve our explosives safety standards and issuances.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives