The QA Program is intended to achieve quality
work through internal audits and in-process inspec-
tions. In-process is defined as that period of time
during which the fabrication, maintenance, and/or re-
pair task is being accomplished. For forces afloat, the
in-process inspection control document is the control-
led work package (CWP).
A CWP is developed to ensure a quality product
will result from in-process fabrication, maintenance,
and repair tasks. There are two primary objectives a
CWP must accomplish; first, it must provide the qual-
ity control techniques and all the technical informa-
tion needed to accomplish the work properly.
Secondly, it must provide objective quality evidence
(OQE), so when the work is completed, a documented
record exists to show the work was done correctly and
to specified standards.
The typical CWP consists of references, various
enclosures that include applicable QA forms, material
requirements, prerequisites, safety precautions, gen-
eral notes, and a step-by-step work sequence, includ-
ing tests and inspections, with signature requirements.
Each CWP will cover the entire scope of the work
process and will be able to stand close examination
based solely on its contents.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: State the ABFs re-
sponsibility in observing safety precautions.
Many personnel confront dangers in their work-
day lives, and a number of safety precautions apply to
all personnel at one time or another. A shipboard
environment introduces factors affecting safety that
are not found ashore. Underway refueling, multiship
exercises, storms, and other situations require person-
nel at sea to be constantly vigilant. An accident at sea
can involve all hands in a matter of seconds. Everyone
must be continually alert to hazardous conditions.
Navy Safety Precautions for Forces Afloat, OPNAV-
INST 5100.19, provides a general reference for man-
datory and advisory safety precautions.
You need not learn each safety precaution by
heart, but you should know what each means and why
it should be observed. Although most of the precau-
tions given here are from a shipboard viewpoint,
many of them apply equally well ashore. The hazards
presented by improperly grounded electrical tools, for
example, are the same everywhere. Remember: Acci-
dents seldom just happen, they are caused. Another
point to remember is never let familiarity breed con-
tempt. Hundreds of people have been injured by acci-
dents, and many have died because of their injuries.
Most of those accidents could have been prevented
had the personnel involved heeded the proper safety
It is the responsibility of supervisory personnel to
ensure that subordinates are instructed in and carry
out the applicable safety precautions for their work
and work areas. You are responsible for knowing,
understanding, and observing all safety precautions
that apply to your work and work area. In addition,
YOU are responsible for the following:
You shall report for work rested and emotionally
prepared for the tasks at hand.
You shall use normal reasoning in all your func-
tions, equal with the work at hand.
You shall report any unsafe condition, or any
equipment or material that you consider unsafe, and any
unusual or developing hazards.
You shall warn others whom you believe to be
endangered by known hazards or by failure to observe
safety precautions, and of any unusual or developing
You shall report to your supervisor any accident,
injury, or evidence of impaired health occurring in the
course of work.
You shall wear or use the protective clothing
and/or equipment of the type required, approved, and
supplied for the safe performance of your duties.
You shall report for work suitably clothed for
your assigned tasks.
Suitable clothing is that normally worn by mem-
bers of the trade or profession. Certain hair styles are
hazardous around machinery and open flame and may
interfere with vision or use of breathing devices. Hair
shall be suitably restrained in caps or nets. Safety
shoes or foot protection devices, including nonspark-
ing and nonslip shoes, shall be worn when hazards so
indicate. Jewelry, loose scarves, and ties shall not be
worn when they might subject the wearer to additional
hazards. Anyone requiring eye correction, hearing
aids, or prosthetic devices to assure prompt percep-
tion and avoidance of hazards must use such devices
while at work.