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Station Safety Office
PSC Box 8003
MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533
Phone: (252) 466-2730
Specific program POC’s are listed on the Programs tab below.
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A collection of notices, warnings, and alerts pertaining to MCAS Cherry Point:
CPSN001-2018 – Safety Notice for Electrical Issue at Safety Office
CPSN001-2017 – Safety Notice for Vehicle Lifts
It is important that ALL HANDS understand they have a right to report hazards, unhealthful working conditions, and near misses. There are several ways to report a mishap, near miss, or an unsafe condition OR unhealthful working conditions.
A Mishap is defined as: “An unplanned event or series of events that result in damage to DoD property; occupational illness to DoD personnel; injury to ON or OFF duty DoD military personnel; injury to ON-duty DoD civilian personnel; or damage to public or private property, or injury or illness to non-DoD personnel. caused by DoD activities.”
A First Aid Case: “Refers to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. It often consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires little technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and drinking fluids to relieve heat stress.” All First Aid Cases are reported in CAC required ESAMS.
A Near Miss is defined as: “An undesired event that, under slightly different circumstances, would have resulted in personal harm, property damage, or an undesired loss of resources. In other words, a near miss was almost (had the potential to be) a mishap, but was avoided merely by chance (a split second or matter of inches).” All Near Misses are reported in CAC required ESAMS.
Mishap Reporting Guidelines (pdf)
ASO 5100.13 w/ch1 Chapter 4 – Mishap Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping
WgO 3040.5J – SOP for 2d MAW Incident Reporting
MCO 5100.29C Volume 9 – Navy & Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting, And Record Keeping Manual
An Unsafe / Unhealthful hazard often is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness. If you see ANY hazard (something that can cause injury or illness to yourself or others) immediately report using the Official link below.
Report Unsafe/Unhealthful Hazards in CAC enabled computer in ESAMS here: ESAMS
If you do not have access to ESAMS, you can report hazards directly to the Station Safety Office using this online form.
Automated Heat Stress System
AHSS provides real-time heat stress flag conditions for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point based on the Wet Bulb Glove Temperature Index (WBGTYI). The system automatically collects, archives, and graphically displays heat stress related information that all units training aboard MCAS Cherry Point can access.
National Weather Service Safety Tips
Destructive Weather Operations ASO 3140.1C
MCAS Cherry Point Destructive Weather Website
Thunderstorm Watch (T2): Destructive winds with Thunderstorms within 25 miles
Thunderstorm Watch (T1): Destructive winds with Thunderstorms within 10 miles
Lightning Warning (L10): Lightning with Thunderstorms within 10 miles: All Ordnance operations shall terminate when lightning is within 10 miles on MCAS Cherry Point.
Lightning Warning (L5): Lightning with Thunderstorms within 5 miles: All outdoor airfield operations shall terminate when lightning is within 5 miles on MCAS Cherry Point
Wearing body armor or NBC protective uniforms adds approximately 10 points to the measured WBGT. Limits of exposure should be adjusted accordingly.
White (No) Flag Condition. The WBGT index is < = 79.9°F. Continue to stay hydrated and be alert for changing weather conditions.
Green Flag Condition. The WBGT index is 80-84.9°F. Unrestricted physical activity may be carried out. Take at least 15 minutes of breaks each hour if working or exercising in direct sunlight. This is a guideline- please consult your SOP for your unit.
Yellow Flag Condition. The WBGT index is 85-87.9°F. Physical activity should be limited to those people who have been exercising in similar heat for a minimum of 10 days or more. Take at least 30 minutes of breaks each hour if working or exercising in direct sunlight .
Red Flag Condition. The WBGT index is 88-89.9°F. Physical activity should be limited to those people who have been exercising in similar heat for a minimum of 10 days or more. Take at least 30 minutes of breaks each hour if working or exercising in direct sunlight .
Black Flag Condition. The WBGT index is 90°F or higher. Vigorous outdoor exercise, regardless of conditioning or heat acclimatization, is not advisable. Take at least 45 minutes of breaks each hour if working or exercising in direct sunlight.
Heat Casualty Prevention: ASO 6200.2A w/ch1
OSHA Heat Stress link
HQMC Safety Division Approved Traffic Safety Course Curriculums
Course registration via non-CAC ESAMS or CAC-Req’d ESAMS
It’s the Law Poster
All about OSHA booklet
OSHA Quick Card – Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheet
OSHA Quick Card – Heat Stress
VPP COMMAND SLIDE
2018 Annual Self-Evaluation
Sample of a VPP Interview Part 1 link
Sample of a VPP Interview Part 2 link
Sample of a VPP Interview Part 3 link
Functional Area Checklist – Marine Corps Safety Management Systems (MCSMS)
Work Center Self Inspection Worksheet (online). Here’s an easy way to complete your weekly required inspections. Complete the worksheet online and receive a copy of the completed form to the email you submit.
The purpose of Safety Awards Program is to encourage, recognize, and promote excellence in safety and health among uniformed and civilian employees. This program is designed to recognize both individual and section level efforts that demonstrate superior quality and effective efforts to prevent accidents and illnesses through hazard identification and control, safety awareness, and training.
Commanding Officer’s Policy Letter – 02 – VPP Reward Program
HQMC Safety Division Approved Traffic Safety Course Curriculums Course registration: CAC-Req’d ESAMS
USMC Traffic Safety Order MCO 5100.29C Volume 3
Air Station Traffic order ASO 5560.7
Motorcycle Inspection Checklist ( T-CLOCS )
H&HS Holiday Accident Reduction Program Form
Motorcycle Safety Foundation MSF
MARADMIN 228/20 – Motorcycle Safety Under COVID-19 Restrictions
Commanding Officers Statement on Safety
MCIEAST Safety page Link
Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Page Link
Navy Safety Center Public Naval Safety Command
Occupational Safety & Health Administration OSHA website
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH website
OTHER SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Sexual Assault And Prevention (SAPR) Support line 1-252-665-4713
Family Advocacy Program (FAP Victim Advocate) 1-252-466-3254
Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) 1-252-466-7568
WHAT TO DO!
Escorts (recommended minimum of 2 personnel escorting), stay with your potentially suicidal Marine or Sailor at all times (even in the head and barracks room) until personnel are safely under the supervision of medical/counselors (with escorts waiting in waiting room) until properly relieved by command or medical authority. If out in town, call 911 in an emergency.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Dial 988, 988lifeline.org
Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press 1, www.veteranscrisisline.net
DSTRESS LINE 1-877-476-7734, Military OneSource
DoD Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247 www.SafeHelpline.org
Never attempt to drive after the consumption of alcohol. Have a drinking plan on how to get home before you go out!
Call a taxi or use trusted ride sharing apps to get you home safely.