The following were taken from the Historical Reports of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group, recently declassified by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force.

GROUND SAFETY SECTION

(1 Jan - 30 June 1956)

MISSION

            The mission of the Ground Safety Office is to perform staff supervision of the Ground Safety program conducted in the 3084th Aviation Depot Group (AMC).

ORGANIZATION

            The Group Safety office is organized as a separate function with Captain William R. Lyle assigned as Ground Safety Officer, and TSGT Earl J. Blake assigned as Ground Safety Technician.

ACTIVITIES

            This section was visited in May by Colonel R. T. Homewood of the AMC Ground Safety Office, as part of the 3079th Aviation Depot Wing Management Improvement Board. The following suggestions he recommended for improvement of this section's activities have been effected:

    a.    Non-disabling injuries have been tabulated and graphed.

    b.    The installation engineer is considering the feasibility of constructing additional turn-around points on the perimeter road, and of constructing a separate unloading chute into the basement of the dining hall.

    c.    Temporary spray painting facilities for Plants 1 - 2 are being constructed.

    d.    The Ground Safety Office has been added to the new clearance forms to insure that all newly assigned personnel receive a safety indoctrination.

            A Group level Ground Safety Course was conducted in May under the provisions of AMCTD 32-2. Thirty eight (38) percent of the eligible personnel under 25 years of age attended.

            There were four (4) disabling injuries reported during this period with a total time lost of twenty six (26) days. The Military injury rate for the six months is 3.20.

            Four (4) reportable USAF Vehicle accidents occurred during this period, giving this station an accident rate of 1.66.

            The Ground Safety Officer attended the AMC World-Wide Ground Safety Conference at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas from 27 February to 3 March 1956, and also attended the special short course in Ground Safety at New York University from 19 March to 6 April 1956.

EVALUATION

            The station Ground Safety Program has been effective, but as long as there are personal injuries or USAF Vehicle accidents, there it room for improvement.

(Ed. Note:  The Ground Safety Section was combined with Group Training after this period.  See the Group Training link for further histories of the Ground Safety Section.)