The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is set to release a new mishap reporting system this month. Called the Army Safety Management Information System — or ASMIS — 2.0, this new automated system is comprised primarily of “drop down” information choices and is auto populated with information from external data sources.
According to U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center Command Sgt. Maj. William Gardner, the innovative application provides users with near real-time mishap and near-miss data visibility.
“The application contains fewer required data entry points and the simplified entry process means a less time spent inputting information,” he said.
Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Safety and Occupational Health Manager Dan Dubbs said the MSCoE Safety Office has been working with safety teams from training units here on a limited release of the system, and many of their recommended improvements are being incorporated into the Army-wide release.
Dubbs said the consensus across MSCoE safety entities is the system is a great improvement over previous attempts to capture valuable data, enhance risk management and further develop safe practices.
“The system is streamlined,” he said. “It will help the Army safety community gather information … and, ideally, help predict and prevent serious mishaps.”
Dubbs said the most significant change with the ASMIS 2.0 reporting process is the new mishap categories, which include:
— Aviation: manned, unmanned or aerostat.
— Ground: motor vehicle, sports, recreation and physical training, industrial/occupational, weapons/explosives, combat skills/military unique, military parachuting (personnel), military parachuting (cargo), military diving, rail and other ground.
More categories allow information to be further categorized, Dubbs said.