USAG Fort Detrick Safety Concerns


 Top 3 Safety Deficiencies

    1. Electrical

    2. Improper Storage of Hazardous Materials

    3. Training


 Top 3 Mishap Causes

    1. Slips, trips and falls - same level

    2. Overexertion (Sprain/Strain)

    3. Struck By



The Installation Safety Office is committed to serving the safety and occupational health needs of the Fort Detrick community.


The Safety Office develops installation regulations and guidelines to meet the Department of Defense and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s accident prevention plans, and to provide focus and continuity to installation-wide safety program efforts.


Base support operations include: worksite inspections, safety program management audits, system safety and engineering design and review, safety and occupational health education, hazard assessment and tracking, and accident case management, which are used to keep Fort Detrick free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.


The Installation Safety Office works with commanders and directors in meeting mission objectives while incorporating installation safety standards. The concern for the safety of the Fort Detrick community extends beyond the work place, as safety awareness and education is provided for home and off-duty activities.


The top priority of the Installation Safety Office is to safeguard and protect service members, their families, civilian employees and Army property, as well as to create the safest workplace and living environment possible. Safety office personnel advise, audit and assist commanders and managers in executing their safety and occupational health program in order to protect the mission, prevent injury and damage, comply with the law and limit liability. The safety office also manages the installation Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course.



Local Hazards Training

Course Title: Local Hazards Training
Location: Bldg. 1520, Classroom 3
Class Hours:

31 JAN 23
28 FEB 23
28 MAR 23
25 APR 23
31 MAY 23
26 JUN 23
24 JUL 23
29 AUG 23
26 SEP 23
30 OCT 23
27 NOV 23
19 DEC 23

 Description: Local Hazards Training meets the intent of DoDI standard 6055.04 and AR 385-10, Chapter 11, Section 7.  The course fulfills a requirement of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP) and is mandatory for all new civilian and military personnel.  This briefing orients all newcomers to the local driving hazards, laws, and regulations of the surrounding areas.   

Who Should Attend? All newly assigned Fort Detrick civilian and military personnel. 

 Course Manager:  (301) 619-3295,

Installation Safety Office Main Number: (301) 619-7318

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Safety Bulletins

Safety Bulletins

March 2023 Safety Bulletin

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