Fire Safety and Risk Management

(Principles Based Management)
"I am therefore committing us to move toward a point where we anchor our actions and decisions to a well-understood doctrine"

Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth, January 26, 2006


Eight Principles of Safety

  1. People are the most critical element of the safety program
  2. Our goal is to prevent all injuries, illnesses and accidents
  3. Management has leadership responsibility and accountability for preventing injuries. illnesses, and accidents
  4. Safety is a condition of employment. The workforce must be provided continuous training to work safely
  5. Our contractors and cooperators will meet safety standards
  6. Regular oversight and monitoring of safety performance are important and needed
  7. Identified safety deficiencies will be corrected immediately
  8. Safety extends beyond the job to be part of every person's life