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MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

MCAF Quantico Fire Department Training Exercise.
Mr. Jeff Thacker was presented with a Safety Excellence Award on 23 March 2017 by Safety Director Kurt Vimont and Explosives Safety Officer Dave Wolfe. Jeff was recognized for his commitment to supporting the Marine Corps Competitive Shooting Teams with precision ammunition he personally hand loaded while maintaining strict Explosives Safety Standards for operations and storage. Jeff has served as the Ammunition Loading specialist at Weapons Training Bn since 2005. Bravo Zulu, and Semper Fidelis Jeff.
The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center instructed a Respiratory Protection Program Manager (RPPM) course at the Quantico Training section (Bldg. 1001). This 30-hr course, spanning from 21-24 April 2017, was attended by 33 students from around the Navy and Marine Corps.
Respiratory protection is extremely important to employees’ short and long-term health. RPPM attendees learned that how to better protect employees who work in environments with insufficient oxygen or where harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, fumes, gases, vapors, or sprays are present. A majority of the course covered the limitations, selection and use of the best respiratory protection for the job at hand.
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Develop, institutionalize, and sustain a proactive mishap prevention program that ensures force protection and readiness for all MCB Quantico Commands and Tenant Activities.





Main Office                                                                                  703 784-2866
3250 Catlin Avenue, Suite 101                                                  DSN: 278-2866
Quantico,VA 22134-5001                                                           Fax: 703 784-5125


KURT VIMONT              DIRECTOR                                           703-784-5725         kurt.vimont@usmc.mil
VACANT                        DEPUTY DIRECTOR                            703-784-2527            
DAVID WOLFE              EXPLOSIVE SAFETY OFFICER          703-432-1092        david.p.wolfe@usmc.mil
VACANT                        OFFICE ASSISTANT                            703-784-2866       


DONNELL NANCE         INSPECTION BRANCH MANAGER    703-784-5127       donnell.nance@usmc.mil
DONALD SISCO            SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-784-2752       donald.sisco@usmc.mil
JAMES WHITAKER       SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-784-5385       james.e.whitaker@usmc.mil
SHAWN MALCOM         SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-784-5126       shawn.malcolm@usmc.mil
JERRY ZINGG               RADIATION SAFETY MANAGER        703-784-5126       jerry.zingg@usmc.mil

EDWARD BILLIG           TRAFFIC SAFETY MANAGER            703-432-0195       edward.billig@usmc.mil
DAVID WATERS            MASTER INSTRUCTOR                      703-432-0373       david.waters@usmc.mil
CARL SARGENT           DRIVER TRAINING INSTRUCTOR      703-784-1343       carl.sergent@usmc.mil


NELSON OCASIO         TRAINING BRANCH MANAGER          703-432-1094       nelson.ocasio2@usmc.mil
KEVIN JONES               SAFETY SPECIALIST                           703-432-1219       kevin.e.jones@usmc.mil
FELICIA BEAULIEU      SAFETY SPECIALIST                           703-432-1129       felicia.beaulieu@usmc.mil
TRAVIS PRIEN              SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-432-1128       travis.prien@usmc.mil
JAMES OTTO                SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-432-1218       james.d.otto@usmc.mil
DAVID LUTHER             SAFETY SPECIALIST                          703-432-1115       david.luther@usmc.mi


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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.

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