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The top priority of the the Garrison Safety Office is to safeguard and protect Service Members, their families, civilian employees and DoD property, as well as to create the safest workplace and living environment possible. Safety professionals advise, audit and assist commanders and managers in executing their safety and occupational health program to protect the mission, prevent injury and damage, comply with the law, and limit liability. The Safety Office also manages the installation Army Traffic Safety Training Program and Motorcycle Safety Training.

Mission

To facilitate a safe working and living environment in support of the Fort Belvoir mission.

Functions

-Maintain the Garrison Commander's Annual Safety Plan

- Conduct Accident Investigations

-Conduct Workplace Investigations

-Facilitate Safety Training and Safety Awareness Programs

Active Duty, Guard and Reserve in status:
All Service Members who operate a motorcycle are required to present a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) card and their CAC card to Security Guards at the gate when entering the installation. Service Members arriving for motorcycle training should explain this to the Security Guard.
All motorcycle riders are required to wear long pants, long sleeves, full fingered gloves, eye protection, ankle covers.  Retroreflective vest/belt is not a requirement, but it will help vehicles see you!   

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Army Traffic Safety Training Program

 

Army Traffic Safety Training Program

Find out what training courses are being offered at Fort Belvoir and self-register online. Must use a DOD LAN, using an Army CAC card to view this site.


Fort Belvoir offers Motorcycle Safety Foundation training for all Service Members that work or reside on Fort Belvoir.  We also offer motorcycle training to DoD Civilian employees on a standby basis. Register at https://airs.safety.army.mil or email cary.s.bruning.civ@army.mil or call (703)806-3447.

 

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Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT)

Fort Belvoir Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WGBT)

The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature is a measure of heat stress in direct sunlight which takes into account the temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation).

WBGT Chart, Heat Category, WBGT Index, Physical Exertion and Flag color.WBGT as a Guide in Regulating Intensity of Physical Exertion in Hot Weather. WBGT Index and Flag Levels.

CAUTION: Hourly fluid intake should not exceed 1.5 quarts. Daily fluid intake should not exceed 12 quarts.

  • The work-rest times and fluid replacement volumes will sustain performance and hydration for at least 4 hours of work in the specified heat category. Fluid needs can vary based on individual differences. (plus or minus .25 quart per hour) and exposure to full sun or full shade (plus or minus .25 quart per hour).
  • NL = No limit to work time per hour.
  • Rest means minimal physical activity (sitting or standing), accomplished in shade if possible.
  • CAUTION: Hourly fluid intake should not exceed 1.5 quarts.
  • If wearing body armor add 5°F to WBGT in humid climates.
  • If wearing NBC clothing (MOPP 4) add 10°F to WBGT.

NOTE: Wearing of body armour or NBC uniform adds approximately 10 points to the measured WBGT index. Exposure limits should be adjusted accordingly.

Personnel Accident Reporting Documents

The following forms are available below to report accidents or injuries that occur in the workplace. Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms - 300, 300A, 301

https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/forms