The Sewells Point Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Office is located on the Naval Station in Building KBB (Dayton Hall). The OSH Mission is to "Plan, develop, implement and administer the command OSH Program; coordinate subordinate command OSH Program actions; develop OSH goals and objectives; analyze accident trends; and coordinate the Motor Vehicle Safety Program." The responsibility of the OSH Office is to be dedicated to protecting people and property by providing Base Operating Support (BOS) Safety services on Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads (NSAHR), NSAHR/NW, NNSY, and Portsmouth Hospital (non-medical). Through a continuous effort of managers, supervisors, and workers who implement the OSH program, and occupational safety and health personnel who support the program, a significant contribution is made to the operational readiness of our ships and shore activities.
The Hazard Control Inspection and Abatement Division along with a Technical Division provides guidance on implementation of a variety of safety and health standards to ensure an occupationally safe and healthy environment. Safety Specialists assigned to these divisions provide safety inspections and job hazard analysis, project reviews and sampling, hazardous material control and management, implementation of the mishap program and trend analysis, confined space monitoring, respirator and personal protective equipment control, explosive safety program enforcement and guidance, along with a number of other Navy and federal government requirements.
The Training Division provides mandatory and other training in order to enhance safety awareness and give the managers, supervisors, and workers the knowledge and ability to implement an effective safety program. Twelve courses are currently offered through Enterprise Safety Applications Management System (ESAMS) website and classroom in a wide range of safety topics including Respiratory Protection, AAA Driver Improvement, Hazardous Material Communication and Management, Motorcycle Safety and Confined Space (Non-maritime and aviation). A course schedule, including a description of all courses offered and requirements can be found on ESAMS and distributed quarterly to all requesting commands.
Sewells Point Safety Office may be reached at the following:
- Safety Director : 322-2915
- Safety Office: 322-2917/28
Informational safety tools and websites:
- Regional Safety
- Navy Safety Center
- ESAMS Login
- Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) NAVSTANORFOLK INST 5100.1d
- Naval Station Norfolk Traffic Safety Program NAVSTANORVAINST 5100.12B