Marine Corps Safety Program - MCO 5100.29B

Marine Corps Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program Manual - NAVMC 5100.8

What you need to know:
1) Commander needs to assign, in writing the responsibility for execution of the safety program to the deputy commander or  executive office (XO).

2) Commander needs to establish a safety office, led by a fully qualified safety officer or civilian manager appointed in writing, and ensure this person is placed at command level.

3) 05 and 06 commanders will appoint a Ground Safety Officer and/or Ground Safety Manager in writing, who shall attend the Ground Safety for Marines (GSM) course within 90 days of appointment.

4) Commander needs to ensure supervisors attend initial and annual safety awareness training provided by the command safety office.

5) Commander needs to publish a safety policy within 30 days of assuming command.

6) All other responsibilities of the Command Safety program can be found in the references above.

Helpful Links:
CMC Safety Division -
Naval Safety Center -
OSHA Federal Safety -
National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) -

For additional information, please contact Mr. Dale Waldren @ (760) 763-2366, or send an email to

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