Lesson 1/Learning Event 2
practices on the job and ensure that unsafe working conditions are
When they fail in any one of these responsibilities, they can
expect inefficient and costly results.
Supervision is a method of
preventing accidents through continuous instruction and guidance, official
persuasion, and recourse to enforcement when necessary.
Supervision is a
basic accident-prevention control; it is based on the principle that safety
standards can be ensured if the training and development of good work habits
Individual competency will then be ensured regardless of
whether or not the supervisor is in the area. When a supervisor fails in
this respect, constant observation and frequent enforcement become
During this learning event, we discussed the maintenance responsibilities
from the squad leader to the battalion commander and how they interface with
each other. Remember that however well developed a program may be, it will
fail or be inefficient if the supervisors do not apply themselves.