Quest for Zero Campaign focuses on safety all year long

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
The Air Force has replaced its 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign with a new year-long initiative known as Quest for Zero.

Quest for Zero kicked off fiscal 2015 with a primary focus on risk management and on-duty safety in all career fields Air Force wide. 

The campaign is intended to help people recognize daily hazards encountered at work and at home.  

Scott Eck, Installation Safety chief, said Quest for Zero's broader focus and timeframe make the campaign a better way to keep people safety conscious.

"The Critical Days of Summer - while a great campaign - is focused on a particular time - Memorial Day through Labor Day - and primarily off-duty activities," he said. "With the Quest for Zero initiative, there's a different topic or area of interest each month which is designed to raise awareness to the hazards that everyone faces daily both on and off of the job. The larger variety of topics can result in a wider-audience reach. The more people who hear the safety message, the better the result can be - less people involved in mishaps."  

Quest for Zero is designed to highlight one career field each month throughout the fiscal year. May - Medical & Dental; June - Office Environment; July - Intel; August - Command & Control Systems and Aircrew Operations; and September - Weather, Safety and Aircrew Protection.

Robins Safety Office has created the "Quest for Zero - Surge Initiative" to coincide with the Air Force Safety Center initiative with a goal of zero fatalities and zero preventable mishaps through communication, facility inspections and work center process reviews, said Brandon Mitchell, Installation Safety Office safety and occupational health specialist.

The Robins 2015 Quest for Zero Surge Initiative campaign's primary focus is to build trust and open lines of communication among employees, supervisors and safety professionals.

According to Mitchell the campaign impacts the entire installation, recognizing daily hazards faced at work and home, and stresses safety and awareness at all levels, mitigation and risk management.

Mitchell said recognizing a hazard is the first line in mitigating it, enhanced by risk management.

Quest for Zero is a collaborative effort among the Installation Safety Office, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Safety Office and union partners.