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Safety Team

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The Safety Team is a group of individuals passionate about safety made up of subject matter experts both internal and external to the Soil and Plant Science Division, Regional Safety Coordinators, Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory Safety Representative, and Federal partners with an interest in collaboration on safety. It is the responsibility of the Safety Team to develop, review, and maintain safety policies for the Soil and Plant Science Division, make recommendations on safety protocols and improvements, and to collaborate and liaise with other Focus Teams where safety centric items should be incorporated. The core mission for the Safety Team is to establish and promote a safe and comfortable working environment for all and to mitigate on the job hazards and injuries to as much as possible with consistent and focused Division wide, relevant guidance and resources.

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  • Develop and maintain safety policies for SPSD
     
  • Outline roles and responsibilities for all levels of employees and supervisors
     
  • Curate a repository for safety information for SPSD (website, share point, etc.)
     
  • Curate and maintain Safety Plans for all SPSD offices
     
  • Liaison with other Focus Teams to incorporate safety information, procedures, and protocols as appropriate
     
  • Liaison with Training Focus Team to develop and implement training programs as part of overall SPSD curriculum
     
  • Server as the POC for employees to express safety concerns to leadership
     
  • Provide Quarterly Safety Updates for SPSD (All Employee Calls, Special Seminars)
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Co-Leads

  • Tiffany Allen, MLRA Soil Survey Leader (Waynesville, NC MLRA Soil Survey Office)
  • Jo Parsley, Soil Survey Regional Director (South Central Region,
    Temple, TX)

Core Members

  • Pending recruitment

Ad Hoc Members

  • Pending recruitment
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In development, subject to consolidation and change

  • Field conditions
  • Sampling other than excavation
  • Small equipment
  • Excavation
  • Driving and trailering
  • ATV, UTV
  • Pack animals
  • Aircraft
  • Boats
  • Lab
  • Office
  • Details
  • Personal Safety – situational awareness
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  • Tiffany Allen, MLRA Soil Survey Leader (Waynesville, NC MLRA Soil Survey Office) — 828-558-3242
     
  • Jo Parsley, Soil Survey Regional Director (South Central Region,
    Temple, TX) — 254-742-9854