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Office of Safety and Environmental Health (CG-113):
Description of Safety & Environmental Health Training Programs

General info
To sign up for any of the USCG C-Schools, please send in an Electronic Training Request (ETR) through your unit training officer. Some courses require that you contact the program manager.

Safety Courses offered by the Navy Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH) training sites are open at no cost to Coast Guard members. Go to the Naval Safety Center website for more information.

aviation Safety(CG-1131)
Aviation Safety Officer

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47(series) Safety and Environmental Health Manual

Provides ASOs with tools to understand hazards related to aircraft performance; conduct aerodynamics training; and conduct aerodynamic analysis of a mishap.

emergency response (CG-1132)
Emergency Response First Responder Awareness Level

Ref: COMDTINST 6260.31(series) Safety and Health Training for Emergency Response Operations

Intended for personnel who are likely to witness an oil spill or a chemical release and need to make notifications. Most operational personnel will need to have this training. Taught at the unit level.

Emergency Response First Responder Operations Level

Ref: COMDTINST 6260.31(series) Safety and Health Training for Emergency Response Operations

Intended for personnel who are likely to witness an oil spill or a chemical release and are expected to take defensive actions in addition to making notifications during the emergency phase.  This training incorporates the First Responder Awareness Level training material.  Taught at the unit level.

40 Hour Post Emergency Response Site Worker

Ref: COMDTINST 6260.31(series) Safety and Health Training for Emergency Response Operations

Intended for specialized emergency response personnel (such as those who are trained and equipped to enter the contamination zone) who respond to oil spills and chemical releases in an offensive manner during the emergency phase and/or the post-emergency phase. e.g. Strike Teams.

Hazardous Materials Technician

Ref: COMDTINST 6260.31(series) Safety and Health Training for Emergency Response Operations

Additional training intended for specialized emergency response personnel who need to respond in an offensive manner to oil spills and chemical releases during the emergency phase.  e.g. Strike Teams.

Fire & life safety code (CG-1132)
Fire Investigator

Ref: NFPA 1033

Designed for Fire Investigators, Fire Marshals, Fire Company Level Officers with desire to learn more about determining the origin and cause of a fire.

Fire Protection and Life Safety

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47(series) Safety and Environmental Health Manual 

Provides safety and fire protection personnel the essential knowledge needed to recognize fire and life safety hazards and to teach them how to design controls in order to make fire risks acceptable.

Fire Rescue Technician

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47(series) Safety and Environmental Health Manual 

Provides qualified shore-based fire fighters who are assigned rescue vehicle responsibilities the specific skills to rescue persons from structures, confined spaces, aircraft, motor vehicles and elevated locations.

Industrial and Shore safety (CG-1132)
Crane Safety

Ref:  COMDTINST 5100.47 Safety and Environmental Health Manual; COMDTINST 11240.9 (series) Motor Vehicle Manual

Intended for all operators of special purpose motorized equipment (e.g. material handling equipment) as they are required to be trained on the type of equipment they are using.  Also intended for safety personnel who inspect such equipment.

Forklift & Weight Handling Safety

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47 Safety and Environmental Health Manual; COMDTINST 11240.9 (series) Motor Vehicle Manual

Intended for all operators of special purpose motorized equipment (e.g. material handling equipment) as they are required to be trained on the type of equipment they are using.  Also intended for safety personnel who inspect such equipment.

National Electric Code

Ref: National Electric Code; OSHA

Provides training on electrical standards, electrical hazards in the home and on the job, lockout procedures, inspection test equipment, accident investigation, electrical risk assessment, and use of PPE.

Sector Safety Manager

Ref: COMDTINST M5401.6 Sector Organization Manual 

4.5 day course is focused on Risk Management & Modern Safety Management and is required for all Sector Safety Managers. Safety Officers & Unit Safety Coordinators are also encouraged to attend.

Shore Confined Space Entry & Rescue

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47 Safety and Environmental Health Manual; 29 CFR 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Spaces

This course is intended for personnel who enter or supervise the entry of permit required confined spaces at shore units (e.g. electrical vaults, man-holes).

Shipyard Competent Person

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47 Safety and Environmental Health Manual; 29 CFR 1915

This course is intended for personnel who work in and around confined spaces on vessels (e.g. marine inspectors; port state control officers); Afloat Gas Free Engineers (Afloat GFE) and Afloat GFE Petty Officers; & Competent Persons).

 Unit Safety Coordinator

Ref: COMDTINST 5100.47 Safety and Environmental Health Manual

Designed for Unit Safety Coordinators, Safety Officers, and Safety Managers. Curriculum covers Coast Guard policies & OSHA regulations on wide range of topic areas including mishap reporting and safety inspections.

Afloat & Operational safety (CG-1134)
Sector Safety Manager - see Shore Safety above
Team Coordination Training

Ref:  COMDTINST 1234.1 Operational Risk Management; COMDTINST 1541.1 Team Coordination Training

Designed to help teams work together more effectively by training them in 7 critical areas such as leadership, mission analysis, and communications.

Unit Safety Coordinator -see Industrial and Shore Safety above
GENeral info
To sign up for any of the USCG C-Schools, please send in an Electronic Training Request (ETR) through your unit training officer. Some courses require that you contact the program manager.
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