US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Safety & Environmental Management Office

Protecting our workforce and environment

Published June 30, 2017
Updated: March 7, 2019
ERDC Safety trains with NASA

HOUSTON (Aug. 18, 2017) - Environmental Protection Specialist Kelly Rowland, (gray shirt) became a qualified dive safety representative as she completed a two-week training course at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. "The NASA instructors and facilities were just what you would expect, totally professional," said Rowland. "The first couple of days you kind of pinch yourself because you're training in the same facility with astronauts. By the third day it starts to become normal and you settle in to excellent training." Rowland's newly acquired skills enhance the ERDC Safety and Environmental Management Office's capabilities especially in its support of the center's dive team.

Mission

Safety, environmental compliance, and occupational health are topics critical to success. The ERDC team is entitled to a safe and healthy work environment and the Safety and Environmental Management Office is here to assist you.

SEMO plans, develops, manages, and monitors safety, environmental compliance, and occupational health programs to establish standards for all ERDC personnel, contractors, and visitors by implementing guidance and regulations from higher authorities, conserving ERDC resources, and protecting the environment.

Functions

  1. safety and accident prevention
  2. environmental management
  3. occupational health services
  4. radiation protection
  5. industrial hygiene
  6. Dive Safety Representative (ER 385-1-86)
  7. EAP - Employee Assistance Program - see link below
        EAP counselor 800 635 2770

Program themes

SEMO helps ERDC stay focused on safer, better methods by emphasizing annual program themes. (see presentation)

Contact

ERDC-Safety@usace.army.mil601 634 2298

Safety & Environmental Management Office