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Our mission is to develop, institutionalize, and sustain a proactive mishap prevention program that ensures force protection and readiness for all MCB Quantico Commands and Tenant Activities.



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Purpose: The prevention of Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Safety Officer oversees identified occupations (e.g., military police, firefighters, and life guards) as having a reasonable possibility of contact with human blood in the performance of routine work duties, per the Base Exposure Control Plan. Barriers can be created through engineering controls, work practices, the wearing of PPE, vaccinations, and housekeeping measures to help break the chain of infection for these occupations.

General Information: The BBP program manager attends a one week, OSHA-approved specialty training class. This individual is then certified to present initial and annual refresher training for those individuals in identified occupations.

Contact Information: For more information or BBP-related training, please contact the Program Manager at (703) 784-2752.

Confined Spaces are enclosures that:

  • Are large enough for an employee to enter
  • have limited means of entry or exit, and
  • Are not designed for continuous occupancy

Permit-required confined spaces are confined spaces that:

  • May contain a hazardous or potentially hazardous atmosphere.
  • May contain a material which can engulf an entrant.
  • May contain walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant.
  • May contain other serious physical hazards such as unguarded machines or exposed live wires.
  • Must be identified by the employer who must inform exposed employees of the existence and location of such spaces and their hazards.

What to Do:

  • Do not enter permit-required confined spaces without being trained and without having a permit to enter.
  • Review, understand and follow employer's procedures before entering permit-required confined spaces and know how and when to exit.
  • Before entry, identify any physical hazards.
  • Before and during entry, test and monitor for oxygen content, flammability, toxicity or explosive hazards as necessary.
  • Use employer's fall protection, rescue, air-monitoring, ventilation, lighting and communication equipment according to entry procedures.
  • Maintain contact at all times with a trained attendant either visually, via phone, or by two-way radio. This monitoring system enables the attendant and entry supervisor to order you to evacuate and to alert appropriately trained rescue personnel to rescue entrants when needed.

Program Summary: Ergonomics is the field of study that involves the application of knowledge about human capacities and limitations to the design of workplaces, jobs, tasks, tools, equipment, and the environment.

Ergonomics is essentially fitting the workplace to the worker. The primary goal of ergonomics in the workplace is to reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses (cumulative trauma disorders or CTDs) by reducing or eliminating worker exposure to work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) hazards.

Training Requirements: Ensure newly appointed supervisors, managers, and employees receive appropriate ergonomics training.

This brief details steps you can take to protect yourself if you have a fall while on the job. You can access this file through this link.

These links will take you to annual refresher courses hosted by OSHA.

contact us

Headquarters Branch   FAX: 703-784-5125    
Mr. Kurt Vimont Director 784-5725 Building 122
Mr. James Whitaker  Deputy Director 784-2527 Building 122
Mr. David Wolfe Explosives Safety Officer 432-1092 Building 1001
Mr. John McConnell Public Works Safety Manager 784-3264 Building 122
Mr. Dave Luther MCAF Safety Lockout/Tagout 784-5126 Building 122
Compliance Branch   FAX: 703-784-5125    
Mr. Travis Prien Branch Manager 432-1128 Building 122
Ms. Joanne Marks Respiratory Protection ESAMS Coordinator 784-5385 Building 122
Mr. Eric Skinner Radiation/Laser Safety Confined Space 784-2752 Building 122
Mr. Andre Thompson Fall Protection 432-1219 Building 122
Mr. Robert Quick Lock Out/Tag Out Electrical 432-5126 Building 122  
Training Branch   FAX: 703-784-2729      
Mr. Nelson Ocasio Branch Manager 432-1094 Building 1001
Ms. Lynn Terry Mishaps & Reporting 432-1127 Building 1001
Mr. Shawn Malcolm Occupational Safety OSEHWG 784-3041 Building 1001
Mr. John Abney Training PM GSM, SSA, USR, OTI 432-1129 Building 1001
Mr. Stephen DeJesus Asbestos & Lead PM 432-1218 Building 1001
Traffic Safety   FAX: 703-784-4276    
Mr. John Abney Branch Manager 432-0195 Building 26133
Mr. Stan Karamanis Master Instructor 784-0373 Building 26133
Mr. Andrew Gosein Master Instructor 784-2543 Building 26133



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