The Human Element and Ship Design Division is a division of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG). The Division is primarily responsible for the development of design and engineering standards, policy, and regulations for novel ships and offshore units, with a focus on human factors integration. CG-ENG-1 also manages the review of classification society rules and issue authorizations of classification societies to perform commercial vessel inspection activities on behalf of the Coast Guard.
Our coordination with other offices in the Coast Guard Headquarters organization leads to uniform, timely, and responsive establishment of design standards. CG-ENG-1 champion’s the Coast Guard’s effort to harmonize its design and engineering standards vision with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to improve the safety and operational oversight of oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
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