The Ground Safety for Marines (GSM) course provides instruction on basic concepts/techniques for managing unit-level Marine Corps Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programs, hazard identification and controls, and conducting unit safety inspections. The course includes an introduction to the Marine Corps Safety Program and OSHA; application of OSHA General Industry standards (29 CFR 1910); personal protective equipment (PPE); hazard recognition and mitigation; risk management; unit safety inspections; mishap investigation fundamentals; and mishap reporting procedures.
The target population for GSM includes USMC/USN E-6 to E-8 and O-1 to O-5 or GS civilian equivalent appointed in writing as their command’s Ground Safety Officer/Ground Safety Manager. All personnel must have at least 12 months remaining in their billet from the course completion date.
The Ground Safety for Marines course is conducted at the seven (7) Installation Safety Offices (GSM Schoolhouses) listed below.
- MCB Quantico
- MCB Camp Lejeune
- MCB Camp Pendleton
- MARFORRES (New Orleans)
- MCB Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay)
- MCB Japan (Okinawa)
- MCAS Iwakuni (New Location!)
See the GSM schedule for contact information and FY22 course dates for each location as well as instructions for how to register.
You will need the following information to register:
- EDIPI/ Last 4 of SSN
- Billet Assigned (must provide a copy of your written appointment letter to course manager)
- Location (Command)
- Contact Information (Address, Phone, Email)
- Rotation Date