Ground Safety for Marines (GSM)


Course Description





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.





 

Target Audience

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.

Note: Personnel submitted who do not meet the rank requirement may be given consideration based on command circumstance i.e. reserve or Inspector and Instructor (I&I) assignment. Contact the installation GSM course coordinator point of contact for consideration and details.

Course Locations

The Ground Safety for Marines (GSM) 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!)


Course Schedule

FY 2023

FY23 GSM Schedule 

FY 2024

FY24 GSM Schedule 

Note: For registration and course information, reach out to the location points of contact listed on the GSM schedule.


Required registration Information

You will need the following information to register:

  • Name/Rank

  • 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

USMC

MarineNet

MarineNet (CAC Enabled)

The following Ground Safety training courses (course code) are available on MarineNet:


Range Safety

Range Safety (RTAMRSOCAA)


Risk Management

USMC Civilians (SDRMGTCIV0)

Private-Lance Corporal (SDRMGTE130)

Senior Leaders (SDRMGTSEN0)

Small Unit Leaders (SDRMGTSUL0)

 

Mishap Library - Additional Resource on MarineNet

Mishap Library (CAC Enabled)

 

Safety Best Practices - Communities Page - Additional Resource on MarineNet

Safety Best Practices - Communities Page (CAC Enabled)

 

NAVY

Naval Safety Command - Risk Management Information (RMI) Help

Risk Management Information (RMI) - NSC

 

My Navy Portal - MarineNet Equivalent - Replaced Navy Knowledge Online (NKO)

My Navy Portal (CAC Enabled)

 

Naval Safety & Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN)

Course Catalog

Course Information

Course Schedule

COURSE REFERENCES

GSM-100: Intro to Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

Public Law 91-596 - OSH Act (1970)

Executive Order 12196 - Federal Civilian Personnel

29 CFR 1960 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee SOH Programs

29 CFR 1910 - General Industry OSH Standards

DoDI 6055.01 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program

SECNAVINST 5100.10L - Navy Safety Program

MCO 5100.29(series) - Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

 

GSM-110: Intro to Unit Safety Management System (SMS)

Public Law 91-596 - OSH Act (1970)

Executive Order 12196 - Federal Civilian Personnel

29 CFR 1960 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee SOH Programs

OPNAVINST 5100.23H - Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program (June 2020)

MCO 5100.29(series) - Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

 

GSM-120: Risk Management

OPNAVINST 3500.39D - Operational Risk Management

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 2 - Risk Management

JP 3-0 w/ Ch 1 - Joint Operations (2018)

JP 5-0 - Joint Planning (2020)

MCWP 5-10 - Marine Corps Planning Process

 

GSM-310: Implement a Unit Safety Management System (SMS)

29 CFR 1910 - General Industry OSH Standards

29 CFR 1960 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee SOH Programs

OPNAVINST 5100.23H - Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program (June 2020)

MCO 5100.29(series) - Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

MCO 5210.11(series) - Records Management

NAVMC 3500.110(series) - Ground Safety Specialist Training and Readiness (T & R) Manual

 

GSM-340: Unit Safety Inspection Program

29 CFR 1910 - General Industry OSH Standards

DoDI 6055.01 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 1, Ch 6 - Safety Assurance

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 6, Ch 5 - Inspections and Investigations of Workplaces by SOH Officials (PENDING RELEASE)

OPNAVINST 5100.23H - Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program (June 2020)

UFC 4-721-10N w/ Ch 5 - Navy and Marine Corps Unaccompanied Housing (2015)

 

GSM-350: Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) Hazards

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 8 - Explosives Safety Management Program

NAVSEA SW023-AH-WHM-010 (8th Ed) - Handling Ammunition and Explosives with Industrial Material Handling Equipment (MHE)

MCDP 1-0 w/ Ch 1-3 - Marine Corps Operations (2019)

DoDI 6055.01 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program

 

GSM-380: Expeditionary Safety

MCDP 1-0 w/ Ch 1-3 - Marine Corps Operations (2019)

MCO 5100.29(series) - Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

OPNAVINST 3500.39D - Operational Risk Management

 

GSM-400: Mishap Reporting Requirements

29 CFR 1904 - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

DoDI 6055.07 w/ Ch 1 - Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping (2018)

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 9 / OPNAV M-5102.1 - Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Manual

Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Guide (2022)

MCO 5100.34(series) - Deadline Safety of Use Message (DSOUM) Instructions to Suspend Operations of Marine Corps Ground Equipment and Weapons Systems, Safety of Use Messages (SOUMs) and Maintenance Advisory Messages (MAMs)

 

GSM-410: Protecting Safety Information

DoDI 6055.07 w/ Ch 1 - Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping (2018)

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 9 / OPNAV M-5102.1 - Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Manual

 

GSM-420: Pre-Mishap Action Plans

DoDI 6055.07 w/ Ch 1 - Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping (2018)

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 9 / OPNAV M-5102.1 - Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Manual

Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Guide (2022)

 

GSM-440: Preparing Safety Reports

MCO 5100.29(series), Vol 9 / OPNAV M-5102.1 - Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Manual

Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Guide (2022)

TOOLBOX
Tools

Safety Commander's Update Brief (CUB) Quad Slide (Example)

Hazard Abatement Log (HAL) Template (Example)

Commander's Safety Handbook (2nd Ed) - (Sep 2023)

Safety Management System (SMS) Requirements Tracker

Navy and Marine Corps Safety Investigation and Reporting Guide (2022)

Joint Risk Assessment Tool (JRAT) - (CAC Enabled)

Risk Management Information (RMI) - NSC

NAVMC 11401 - Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Condition Form

NAVMC 11509 - ANYMOUSE Form

Range Safety Pocket Guide (Feb 2024)

Industrial Hygiene Field Operations Manual (IHFOM)

OSHA Poster

Federal Agency Poster

 

INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL

Safety Awareness Dispatches

Mishap Library - MarineNet (CAC Enabled)

Safety Best Practices - MarineNet Communities (CAC Enabled)

 

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

Ground Warrior Magazine - Ground Safety

Approach Magazine - Aviation Safety

Mech Magazine - Maintenance Safety

 

KEY REFERENCES

MCO 5100.29(series) - Marine Corps Safety Management System (MCSMS)

NAVMC 3500.110(series) - Ground Safety Specialist T & R Manual (MOS: 8012)