Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities necessary to the overall management of the ground and weapons safety programs. Reviews health and safety plans/programs and develops and issues local directives and procedures establishing technical and administrative safety and occupational health requirements for industrial, construction, commercial, transportation activities, and explosives operations. Plans, schedules, and conducts periodic inspections and evaluations for the following: Facilities, equipment, operations to include munitions maintenance, loading/unloading explosives, missile handling, weapons firing ranges, combat training, sited explosives storage area, operational explosives storage locations and identifies deficiencies in the programs and variances to the standards using a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, standards, procedures, methods, and techniques to determine compliance with occupational safety and health regulations, DOD explosives safety standards and AF regulations. Evaluates a variety of complex, unconventional safety and occupational health problems or circumstances; determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified; and determines applicable methods and procedures for controlling or eliminating hazards. Documents and reviews inspection findings, initiates an appropriate program improvement based on findings, and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Recommends appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected. Plans investigations and analyzes mishaps and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written evaluation reports concerning findings. Work operations and environmental conditions involve a substantial number and diversity of hazards which include those with significant severity and loss. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares formal reports of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, and develops comprehensive recommendations to reduce or eliminate mishaps. Prepares supplements to regulations and manuals and develops specialized local regulations defining mishap prevention, handling, and storage procedures based on interpretation and/or adaptation of higher command instructions and policies formulated by other Federal government agencies. Approves/disapproves explosives facility licenses submitted by operating units for explosives storage and operations locations. Reviews plans and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors project through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. Evaluates site plans, layout, and definitive drawings pertaining to weapons/explosives storage areas and recommends design changes not included in the original plan and provides technical recommendations to eliminate or control safety hazards in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. Develops specialized operating practices affecting construction matters associated with diverse but recognized hazards and attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractors on safety requirements. Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, adequate sprinkler systems, etc. Randomly spot checks construction sites and notifies contracting officer when safety violations or practices are observed (e.g., improper scaffolding, construction pits not safeguarded, improper use of ladders). Consults with engineering and/or logistics personnel to provide up-to-date safety and health criteria, or standards on equipment to be purchased, architectural drawings, or planned operating procedures. When need arises, stops any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel or property. Develops and provides technical safety training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit safety representatives on a wide range of work operations areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, confined space, lockout/tag out and building evacuation procedures. Uses a wide variety of formal training materials, such as outlines, handouts, publications, films, exhibits, protective devices, and visual aids to provide and/or reinforce information related to safe work practices, accident prevention techniques, and mishap reporting requirements. Promotes safety through poster campaigns, displays of safety equipment, and oral presentations at local community and regional safety committee meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.