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Summary of Issue Papers
[Issue Paper Index]
Issue Paper #117:Fatigue Management
Issue Paper #116:Enough Experienced Personnel to Perform Tasks
Issue Paper #115:Motorcycle Safety Program
Issue Paper #114:Mission First, Marines Always
Issue Paper #113:Qualifications
Issue Paper #112:Recognizing Individual Safety Acts
Issue Paper #111:SOPs and Safety Rules Enforced
Issue Paper #110:Leaders/Supervisors Monitor Operations
Issue Paper #109:Members Work Well Together
Issue Paper #108:Substance Abuse Control Program
Issue Paper #107:Risk Management
Issue Paper #106:Forklift Safety
Issue Paper #105:Off-Duty and Recreational Activity Safety Program
Issue Paper #104:Unit Morale
Issue Paper #103:Quality of Life
Issue Paper #102:Clearly Defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Issue Paper #101:Unit Safety Representatives
Issue Paper #100:Authority to Halt Unsafe Activities
Issue Paper #99:Fatigued Driving
Issue Paper #98:Issue Paper Development and Categorization
Issue Paper #97:Well-Informed of Important Safety Information
Issue Paper #96:Relationship between Communication and Trust
Issue Paper #95:Special Staff - Part 2
Issue Paper #94:Missed Training and Make-up Training
Issue Paper #93:Special Staff
Issue Paper #92:"The next incident /mishap in my unit . . ."
Issue Paper #91:Adequate Resources
Issue Paper #90:Off Duty and Recreational Activity Safety Program
Issue Paper #89:Risk Management
Issue Paper #88:Communication
Issue Paper #87:Awareness of High-Risk Personnel
Issue Paper #86:Recognizing Individual Safety Achievement
Issue Paper #85:Forklift Operations
Issue Paper #84:Leaders/Supervisors Set a Good Example
Issue Paper #83:Fatigue and Rest (Revisited)
Issue Paper #82:Response Anonymity
Issue Paper #81:Force Preservation Councils (Revisited)
Issue Paper #80:Who Will Your Unit Select as Your Next Safety Representatives?
Issue Paper #79:Comparison of Top/Bottom Five GCA and HHQ Survey Items
Issue Paper #78:GCA Likert Survey Items Listed by Major Command
Issue Paper #77:List of GCASS Issue Papers & Issue Paper Index
Issue Paper #76:GCA Survey Items Most Strongly Correlated with GCA #21 (Unit Morale)
Issue Paper #75:Use of Special Staff to Help Manage High-Risk Personnel
Issue Paper #74:Motorcycle Survey Results (Revisited)
Issue Paper #73:Personnel Qualifications
Issue Paper #72:Training
Issue Paper #71:Cell Phone Use While Driving - Use of Handheld/Hands-Free Devices (Revisited)
Issue Paper #70:GCA Survey Means Sorted by Time-in-Unit and by Rank
Issue Paper #69:Resource Availability -vs- OPTEMPO & Readiness
Issue Paper #68:What Are Your Marines Doing This Summer? (Revisited)
Issue Paper #67:Leaders/Supervisors are Actively Engaged in the Unit Safety Program
Issue Paper #66:Quality of Life (Revisited)
Issue Paper #65:Recognizing Individual Safety Achievement (Revisited)
Issue Paper #64:Force Preservation Councils
Issue Paper #63:What Are Your Marines Doing This Summer?
Issue Paper #62:Resources
Issue Paper #61:Fatigue and Rest
Issue Paper #60:Marine Corps Arrive Alive Program
Issue Paper #59:Unit Members Work Well Together
Issue Paper #58:A Dozen Reasons Marines Gave for Not Wearing Their Seatbelts
Issue Paper #57:Motorcycle Survey Results
Issue Paper #56:DUI Prevention Initiative
Issue Paper #55:Communication (Revisited)
Issue Paper #54:Substance Abuse Control Program Effectiveness
Issue Paper #53:Don't Know Responses to GCA Survey Items
Issue Paper #52:Safety Representatives are Effective in Promoting Safety
Issue Paper #51:SOPs and Safety Rules are Enforced
Issue Paper #50:SOPs and Safety Rules are Clearly Defined
Issue Paper #49:Cutting Corners to Accomplish the Job/Mission (Revisited)
Issue Paper #48:Qualifications
Issue Paper #47:Individuals are Comfortable Reporting Safety-Related Issues
Issue Paper #46:Authority to Halt Unsafe Activities
Issue Paper #45:ORM, On-line Surveys, & Safety Standdowns: A Powerful Combination
Issue Paper #44:Operational Risk Management (ORM)
Issue Paper #43:Overview of GCASS Survey Process
Issue Paper #42:Unit Morale
Issue Paper #41:Quality of Life
Issue Paper #40:Quick Look At Seatbelt Use by Marines
Issue Paper #39:GCA / HHQ Survey Response Comparisons
Issue Paper #38:My Unit's Off Duty & Recreational Safety Program is Working Well to Reduce Injuries
Issue Paper #37:Would You Buy Your Car?
Issue Paper #36:Rank Bias in the Marine Ground Climate Assessment (GCA) Survey
Issue Paper #35:Marine CO/OIC Feedback -- Intervention Strategies
Issue Paper #34:Cell Phone Use While Driving(Revisited)
Issue Paper #33:Time to Start Thinking About the "101 Critical Days of Summer"
Issue Paper #32:Risk Homeostasis
Issue Paper #31:List of GCASS Issue Papers & Issue Paper Index
Issue Paper #30:Comparison of Two Age Groups' D&D Survey Favorable Responses II
Issue Paper #29:Comparison of Two Age Groups' D&D Survey Favorable Responses
Issue Paper #28:Drinking & Driving (D&D) Survey Favorable Responses (Revisited)
Issue Paper #27:Supervisor Compliance with Policies, Rules, and Regulations
Issue Paper #26:Violations in My Unit are Rare
Issue Paper #25:Cell Phone Use While Driving -- Use of Hands-Free Devices
Issue Paper #24:Cell Phone Use While Driving
Issue Paper #23:My Unit is Over-Committed
Issue Paper #22:Supervisor Favoritism Regarding DUIs (sorted by Rank)
Issue Paper #21:Supervisor Favoritism Regarding DUIs
Issue Paper #20:Trust in Supervisors
Issue Paper #19:Top/Bottom Five Higher Headquarters (HHQ) Survey Responses
Issue Paper #18:Fatigue (Revisited)
Issue Paper #17:Communication III (Are Unit Leaders Listening?)
Issue Paper #16:Communication II (Job Safety Information)
Issue Paper #15:Communication
Issue Paper #14:Morale
Issue Paper #13:Using Special Staff to Help Manage High-Risk Personnel
Issue Paper #12:Unit Leaders React Well to Unexpected Changes
Issue Paper #11:Getting the Most from Your Survey Data
Issue Paper #10:Conflicts Between Members Degrade Performance
Issue Paper #9:CO/OIC Feedback
Issue Paper #8:Fatigue
Issue Paper #7:Top/Bottom Five GCA Survey Items
Issue Paper #6:Cutting Corners to Get a Job Done
Issue Paper #5:Individual Safety Acts are Recognized Through Awards & Incentives
Issue Paper #4:What Are Your People Doing This Summer?
Issue Paper #3:Private Motor Vehicle (PMV) Survey Response Rates
Issue Paper #2:Motorcycle Survey Feedback
Issue Paper #1:Drinking & Driving Survey Favorable Response Rates




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Issue Paper Index
[Summary of Issue Papers]

TOPIC ASSOCIATED ISSUE PAPER #
101 Critical Days of Summer4, 33, 37, 38, 53, 56, 57, 60, 63, 68, 74
Alcohol1, 3, 4, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 38, 54, 56, 60, 92, 108
Anonymity82
Cell phone use3, 24, 25, 34, 71
CO Feedback7, 9, 35, 43
Command climate26, 46, 47, 49, 61, 62, 69, 76, 103
Communication/Passdowns10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 38, 46, 47, 55, 88, 96, 97, 104, 109
Complacency92
Compliance with standards6, 21, 22, 26, 27, 48, 49, 50, 51, 72
Conflicts between individuals109
Conflicts between unit members7, 10, 59
Cutting corners6, 23, 48, 49, 62, 72
Drinking & Driving (D&D)1, 3, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 56, 60, 63, 68
Driving (tired/fatigued)3, 117
Driving to/from work3, 28, 29, 58
Drug/Substance abuse1, 14, 54, 56, 60, 108
Experienced personnel, lack of116
Fatigue (Lifestyle, Behavior, Judgment)7, 8, 18, 23, 40, 49, 53, 54, 56, 61
Fatigued (driving)3, 58, 61, 99
Fatigued (Operational Commitments)7, 8, 18, 23, 41, 61, 62, 66, 69, 72, 83, 92, 117
Flight surgeon75
Force Preservation Councils64, 81, 87, 93
Forklifts85, 106
Hand-free cell phones3, 24, 25, 34, 71
Hazard reporting108
High risk personnel1, 13, 53, 61, 64, 75, 81, 87, 93
Higher headquarters (HHQ)19, 39, 79
Human Factors Council/Force Preservation Board/Force Preservation Council64, 75, 81
Leadership1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 38, 41, 42, 43, 48, 49, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 75, 76, 84, 93, 97, 104, 110, 114
Mentoring1, 28, 29, 30, 55
Micromanagement110
Morale11, 14, 19, 23, 41, 42, 54, 62, 66, 69, 76, 104, 114
Motorcycles2, 4, 25, 53, 57, 63, 68, 74, 115
Off duty & Recreational Activities (OD&R)1, 3, 4, 33, 38, 53, 54, 63, 68, 90, 105
Operational Risk Management (ORM)32, 44, 45, 56, 68, 89
OPTEMPO8, 14, 18, 23, 42, 49, 59, 61, 66, 69, 72, 73
Organizational commitment8, 18, 23, 69, 114
Over-committed7, 8, 18, 19, 23, 49, 59, 61, 66, 69, 72, 73, 114
Parts91
Personal qualifications11, 23, 48, 72, 73, 106
Private Motor Vehicle (PMV)1, 3, 24, 25, 32, 37, 40, 53, 57, 58, 60, 63, 71
Qualifications & licensing11, 23, 48, 57, 73, 113
Quality of Life62, 66, 69, 76, 103, 104
Rank bias5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 36, 39, 55, 67, 70
Reactive mindset12, 32
Recognition/rewards and incentives for individual safety achievements5, 19, 46, 47, 65, 86, 112
Reporting violations26, 47, 57
Resource adequacy7, 8, 18, 19, 23, 41, 49, 62, 69, 91
Rewards and incentives for safety achievement86
Risk Management89, 107
Safety billet desirability101
Safety culture6, 19, 46, 47, 49, 55, 60, 65, 67, 100
Safety department46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 65, 67, 68, 74, 80, 97, 101
Safety Officer23, 46, 47, 52, 55, 56, 65, 67, 80, 101
Safety program management1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 19, 21, 28, 29, 30, 40, 43, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 65, 67, 68, 74, 75, 80, 97, 101, 115
Safety Standdown1, 2, 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 33, 45, 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 68, 71, 74
Seat belt use3, 32, 40, 58
SOPs102, 111
Special staff13, 14, 64, 75, 93, 95
Standards6, 7, 26, 27, 48, 49, 50, 51, 72, 102, 111
Suicide14, 64
Supervisory1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 37, 41, 42, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 67, 68, 73, 84, 110
Teamwork79, 109
Tool Control91
Top/Bottom five responses (Higher Headquarters)7, 19
Training6, 7, 11, 19, 23, 48, 49, 50, 51, 60, 61, 69, 72, 73, 94, 106, 113, 116
Trust7, 20, 96, 109, 110
Unexpected changes12, 23