PCSU Safety Management Program


A message from the Director:

"PCSU is in the process of posting All the safety protocols of ALL the projects. We are also posting on the PCSU web page a set of generic protocols which projects should follow if they don't have their own relevant one. Finally we have already posted the Oahu Army Natural Resource protocols which represent the gold standard. Bottom line is that if a project is engaged in a particular activity, it should have a safety protocol." David Duffy

In order to ensure the safety of its employees as well as reduce workplace accidents, PCSU has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They are posted below. Although these documents were originally formatted for use by OANRP staff, it is recommended that all employees follow the protocols outlined within.

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To download the complete Oahu Army Natural and Cultural Resource Management Safety Program Manual (minus personal phone numbers) as a single document click this button.

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Cover pages and Table of Contents

Natural and Cultural Resource Management Programs Safety Overview

Natural and Cultural Resource Program Safety Officers

Safety Plan for the Generic Work Plan -- RCUH/PCSU Army-Sponsored Projects

PCSU Standard Operating Procedure Guidelines for Field Operations

Emergency action plans

Safety clothing and equipment

Portable radios, cellular telephones, and EPIRB

When traveling on foot in remote areas

Driving off-road in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle

Helicopter operations




Checking equipment

Working in water

Working in caves

Safety when working with or around animals

Exposure to body fluids

Exposure to airborne disease

Exposure during fieldwork

If you become ill

Work related injury/illness

Employee verification of understanding signature page

1. SOP for Wildland Hiking Techniques

    Generic SOP for Considerations and Procedures for Safe Hiking

2. SOP for Helicopter Field Operations

3. SOP for Emergency Response

    Generic Contents in Basic First Aid, Basic Tool, & Tire Repair Kits

4. SOP for Safe Use of Pesticides

5. SOP for Working in Remote Field Locations

    Generic SOP for Fieldwork Safety

6. SOP for Safe Use of Powertools

7. SOP for Safe Use of Power Tools at the Baseyard

    Generic SOP for Safe Use of Power Tools

8. SOP for Safe Use of Picks, Pulaskis (Forester Axe) or Shovels

9. SOP for Fleet Management

10. SOP for Entering Areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

11. SOP for Safe Use of Hand Tools: Hand Saws, Hand pruning shears, Hand axes, and Pocket knife

      Generic SOP for Safe Use of the Weed Trimmers

12. SOP for Safe Use of the Field Knife

13. SOP for Fall Protection Procedures

14. SOP for Vertical Rappelling Operations

15. SOP for Tree Climbing

16. SOP for Personnel Protective Equipment: Footwear Standards

      Generic SOP for Personnel Protective Equipment

17. SOP for Army Natural Resource Hazard Communication Program

18. SOP for Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Procedures

19. SOP for Four Wheel Drive Operations

20. SOP for Wildland Firefighting

21. SOP for Lockout-Tagout Procedures

      Generic SOP for Lockout-Tagout Procedures

22. SOP for Reporting Ground Accidents to DPW and IFSO

23. SOP for Basic Body Mechanics: Proper Lifting Techniques

      Generic SOP for Body Mechanics

24. SOP for Work Space Ergonomics

      Generic SOP for Work Space Ergonomics

25. SOP for Conducting Safety Behavior Observations/Inspections

26. SOP for Firearms

      Generic SOP for Firearms

      Generic SOP for Pepper Spray

27. SOP for Safe Handling, Care, Use and Transportation of Hunting Dogs for Feral Ungulate Control

28. SOP for Safe Use of Rock Hammer Drill

29. SOP for Safe Use of Chipper

30. SOP for Safe Use of Forklifts

31. SOP for Herbicide Ballistic Technology Operations: Ground and Aerial Herbicide Application

32. SOP for Working in Confined Spaces (Lava Tubes)

33. SOP for Cultural Resource Discoveries

      Maui Invasive Species Committee Accident reporting checklist

      UXO Safely training agenda

Last update: August 20 2014