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Safety Office

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Station Safety Office
PSC Box 8003
MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533

Phone: (252) 466-2730

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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.

Is It Reportable

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.”

  • All Occupational, Recreational, Training, GMV/GOV, and alcohol related incidents are considered reportable mishaps.
  • All MCAS Mishaps are required to be reported using the CAC required ESAMS. Due to privacy consideration, mishaps ARE NOT reported using this Smartphone Application.

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.

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.

OSH Program / Link to Chap in ASO 5100.13 Phone #
Traffic Safety – Chap 17 (252) 466-5832
HAZCOM – Chap 12 (252) 466-3711
Lock out / Tag out (LOTO) / ARC Flash – Chap 13 (252) 466-3453
Respirator (RPPM) / CBRNE – Chap 8 (252) 466-2555
Confined Space – Chap 14 (252) 466-7542
Fall Protection – Chap 18 (252) 466-4090
Ergonomics – ASO 5100.1B (updated) (252) 466-7903
Hearing Conservation – MCO 6260.3A (252) 466-5739
Training- Chap 4 (252) 466-7542
Recreation and Off-Duty Safety (RODS) – Chap 16 (252) 466-2555
Industrial Hygiene/Occ Health (252) 466-5739
Radiation Safety Officer – MCO 5104.1C (252) 466-7903
Laser Safety Officer – Chap 20 (252) 466-5739
Bloodborne Pathogens- Chap 15 (252) 466-7508

Automated Heat Stress System

Automated Heat Stress System (not available)

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

National Weather Service Safety Tips

Destructive Weather

Destructive Weather Operations ASO 3140.1C

MCAS Cherry Point Destructive Weather Website

Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings

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

Flag Conditions

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

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

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

MCAS Cherry Point Low-Speed Vehicles Operation - DVIDS Video

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


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

Suicide Ideation–Immediate Action Steps


  • Expressing hopelessness, like there’s no way out
  • Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
  • Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep
  • Neglecting personal well-being
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Losing interest in day-to-day activities
  • Frequent and dramatic mood changes
  • Expressing feelings of excessive guilt or shame
  • Feelings of failure or decreased performance
  • Feeling like there’s no reason to live
  • Increased alcohol or drug abuse
  • Cascading Problems (break-up, divorce (of military couple or parents), financial, legal, hazing/bullying, experiencing trauma from abuse/sexual assault/combat (any one of these problems could be enough to send a Marine, Sailor, Civilian or child/teen into crisis).


  • Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble
  • Be willing to listen
  • Ask direct questions without being judgmental (“Are you thinking about killing yourself?” or “Have you ever tried to end your life?” or “Do you think you might try to kill yourself today?”)
  • If you believe suicide is imminent, call 911 immediately
  • Determine if the person has a specific plan to carry out the suicide
  • Don’t leave the person alone
  • Don’t swear to secrecy
  • Don’t act shocked
  • Don’t counsel the person yourself
  • Get professional help on the phone or escort the person to a counselor, chaplain or other professional mental health provider
  • Remove potential means of self-harm (firearms, medicines, any cord/belt that can be used as a noose)
  • Be sure that you are not putting yourself in danger.

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

Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press

DSTRESS LINE 1-877-476-7734Military OneSource

DoD Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247

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.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point