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Safety and Occupational Training

What is it?
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center (USACRC) has developed an online learning management system which hosts several safety and occupational health training courses for Soldiers and Army Civilians. Safety and occupational health training is intended to provide Soldiers and Civilians with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure safe working environments.

What has the Army done?
The Army has developed several courses to inform and aid our leaders' efforts to provide safe environments for our Soldiers, their Families, and Army Civilians. Information on safety and occupational health training opportunities can be found on the following websites:

  • Combat Readiness University (CRU)-II. The USACRC's CRU II website is located at, and is the Army's official site for more than 100 safety and occupational health distance learning courses available to anyone with an Army Knowledge Online account. It is also home for the Commander's Safety and the Additional Duty Safety Officer Courses.
  • Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC). The ASOC produces the skills necessary to manage an aviation safety program at company and battalion levels. It is offered as a six-week resident course and is designed to teach an individual how to administer a safety program. Additional information is available at
  • Accident Investigation and Analysis Course. This five-day course covers regulatory requirements, board organization, the investigation process, medical and legal aspects, photography, data collection, witness interviewing, human factors, data analysis, and report assembly. Additional information is available at
  • Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC). The GSOC produces qualified Ground Safety Officers (as an additional duty) for the Army National Guard(NG) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). The course provides a skill identifier / additional skill qualifier for NG and USAR graduates, and is offered as a six-week resident course or as phased training that is aligned with annual training cycles for the NG and USAR. Active duty and Civilian personnel may attend on a case-by-case basis if seats are available. Additional information is available at
  • Safety and Occupational Health Training (CP-12). The Joint Services Safety and Occupational Health Intern Training Program consists of 15 weeks of formal instruction taught at the USACRC. Upon graduation, interns continue with on-the-job training and developmental assignments to qualify them for a journeyman-level position. In addition, USACRC facilitates career training opportunities focused on mid and senior-level safety professionals. Additional information may be obtained at
  • American Council on Education (ACE). In September 2008, the USACRC curriculum was evaluated by the ACE. Graduates of the ASOC, CP-12, GSOC, or the online Additional Duty Safety Course can now earn undergraduate and graduate credit recommendations. Additional information is available at

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army will continue to provide state of the art training in risk management. Army safety and occupational health courses are continually updated to reflect regulatory changes and the most current training and education packages.

Why is this important to the Army?
Soldiers are our most valuable resource; ensuring their safety is one of leaders' highest priorities. Preservation of valuable equipment from needless loss or damage is also a benefit of successful safety management.

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