Mission Statement:

Serves as the principal safety and occupational health staff advisor to the Carlisle Barracks community.  Establishes and implements plans, policies, and procedures for conducting a comprehensive safety and occupational health program on the installation.  Integrates risk management as a routine part of planning, training, and operations.

Vision Statement:

To create an organizational culture in which safety awareness, application of Risk Management processes, and adherence to standards are synonymous with caring for Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the Carlisle Barracks community.

Safety Support Services:

The ISO facilitates an effective, proactive safety management system to support risk reduction measures impacting all activities on the installation.  A hierarchy of controls is utilized to implement solutions for immediate and long-term control measures to mitigate safety-related concerns. The partnership between the ISO and the surrounding community is reflected in the effectiveness of the overall safety program at Carlisle Barracks.

The ISO provides a comprehensive safety program consisting of all required or mission-dictated Army Safety Program Management Elements identified within Table 1-1 of AR 385-10.  The ISO can provide installation safety support in the following areas:

  • SOH Program Management / Administration
  • Accident Reporting / Mishap Investigations
  • Mandatory and Exposure-based Safety Training
  • Off-Duty / Recreational Safety
  • Safety Awareness / Promotions / Campaigns
  • Hazard Reporting, Tracking, Countermeasure Development
  • Risk Management / Assessments
  • OSHA / DoD / Army SOH Compliance
  • Radiation Safety Program Oversight
  • Contractual Safety Elements
  • Standard Army Safety and Occupational Health Workplace Inspections

Motorcycle Safety / Installation Access:

All Service Members who operate a motorcycle and/or scooter are required to complete Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) or State-approved curriculum certification for motorcycle operator’s safety training, maintain appropriate state registration/inspection documentation, and be properly licensed/endorsed.

All motorcycle riders are required to wear DOT-approved helmets, long pants, long sleeves, full fingered gloves, eye protection, and over-the-ankle footwear when riding on the installation.  A retroreflective or high-visibility vest/belt is not a requirement, but is highly encouraged!  

Carlisle Barracks is not part of the centralized contract for the Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP).  As such, motorcycle safety training is not provided on-site.  However, active-duty military members and Pennsylvania residents are eligible for free motorcycle training through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP).  PAMSP offers progressive motorcycle training meeting the intent of DoD requirements.  Training can be scheduled year-round by contacting PAMSP at 1-800-845-9533 or by visiting

The closest Army-sponsored training site is Fort Meade and courses can be scheduled by visiting