This regulation applies to Headquarters (HQ), AMC; AMC major subordinate commands (including subordinate installations and activities); AMC project/product managers; and separate installations and activities reporting directly to Headquarters, AMC. It prescribes safe methods and practices for safeguarding personnel, ensuring continuity of production, and preventing property damage. Occupational safety and health standards promulgated under the Occupational safety and Health Act (OSHA) are minimum requirements of AMC. AR 385-64, U.S. Army Explosives Safety Program and DA PAM 385-64, Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards (AR/DA PAM 385-64) implement Department of Defense (DOD) ammunition and explosives safety standards. AMC-R 385-100 prescribes additional industrial and explosives safety standards for AMC operations and facilities. In cases where there is conflict between OSHA and AMC standards, the more restrictive standard will apply and will be specifically incorporated as a requirement in construction and maintenance contracts and purchase requests. See AR 385-10, The Army Safety Program for additional guidance regarding conflicts in standards. Guides, codes, and safety standards of the National Safety Council, American National Standard Institute, National Fire Protection Association, and other nationally recognized organizations, not already mandated for implementation by this or other applicable regulations, may be used in conjunction with these regulations to develop appropriate local standards for safe practices and procedures, personal protective equipment, machine guards, etc. However, when these guides, codes, or standards are in conflict with OSHA standards or AMC regulations, the OSHA standards or AMC regulations whichever are more restrictive, shall apply. Nothing in this regulation shall be construed as obviating the need for compliance with other applicable regulations, standards, and laws.
Purpose. This regulation prescribes the general safety rules of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC).