DAOD 2007-0, Safety

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Policy Direction
  3. Authorities
  4. References

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2002-12-06

Date of Modification: 2004-10-15

Application: This is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Approval Authority: This DAOD is issued under the authority of the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS).


2. Policy Direction

Policy Statement

2.1 The DND and the CAF are committed to ensuring that safety considerations are incorporated into all aspects of DND and CAF operations, training and support activities.

3. Authorities

Authority Table

3.1 The following table identifies the authorities related to safety in the DND and the CAF and the points of contact for the various safety programs:

The ... has/have the authority to ... Point of Contact

issue orders and directives for:

  • the General Safety Program;
  • the Return to Work Program; and
  • the DND Civilian Employees Occupational Health Program.

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Chief of the Maritime Staff (CMS)

issue orders and directives for:

  • the Diving Safety Program; and
  • the Submarine Safety Program.

Maritime Staff Risk Management Services (MSRMS)

Chief of the Land Staff (CLS)

issue orders and directives for:

  • range safety; and
  • the Field Safety Program.

Director Land Service Support (DLSS)

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)

issue orders and directives for the Airworthiness Program, including:

  • the Airworthiness Investigative Authority (CAF Flight Safety Program, including Air Weapons Program);

Director Flight Safety (DFS)

  • the Operational Airworthiness Authority; and

Commander 1 Canadian Air Division (Comd, 1 CAD)

  • the Technical Airworthiness Authority.

Director Technical Airworthiness (DTA)

Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources - Military) (ADM(HR - Mil))

issue orders and directives for the CAF Occupational Health Program.

Deputy Chief of Staff Force Health Protection (DCOS FHP)

Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources - Civilian) (ADM(HR - Civ))

coordinate the payment of workers' compensation claims.

Director Civilian Compensation Services (DCCS)

Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (ADM(Mat))

issue orders and directives for:

  • the CAF Mobile Support Equipment Program;

Director Logistics Business Management (DLBM)

  • the CAF Privately-Owned Motor Vehicle Safety Program;


  • the assessment of the safety and suitability for service (S3) use of ammunition;

Director Ammunition Program Management (DAPM)

  • the DND Explosives Safety Program; and


  • the Radio Frequency Safety Program.

Quality Engineering Test Establishment (QETE)

Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (ADM(IE))

issue orders and directives for:

  • the CF Fire Protection Services;

Canadian Forces Fire Marshal (CFFM)

  • the DND Environmental Protection Program; and

Director General Environment (DGE)

  • the DND Respiratory Protection Program.


Director General Nuclear Safety (DGNS)

regulates nuclear activities within the DND and the CF on behalf of the Deputy Minister (DM) and Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS).

Note - Level 1 Advisors, as set out in the Defence Plan On-Line, are accountable for their nuclear safety programs.


commanding officers

conduct their own general and specialist safety programs in accordance with the General Safety Program and specialist safety programs.

applicable safety officers

4. References

Acts, Regulations, Cental Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References

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