We will provide a safe and healthful workplace for all personnel. In doing so, each of us shares responsibility and accountability to protect and preserve our work force and facilities. Immediate notification and correction of recognized hazards is the expectation and the standard.

Safety is fundamental to mission readiness and execution. Naval Station Great Lakes will:

  • Exercise Operational Risk Management at all times, whether on or off duty

  • Eliminate workplace mishaps through intrusive leadership, firm adherence to correct safety practices and procedures, and constant awareness

  • Provide a safe and healthy living and working environment through attention to occupational safety and health standards

  • Minimize mishaps through completion of facilitated and/or self-paced required safety, health, and operational risk management training


    Enterprise Safety Management Applications System (ESAMS) is Commander, Navy Installations Command’s management tool for shore safety and fire programs. I expect department heads, program managers, and supervisors to use ESAMS to help closely monitor mishap prevention activities within your area of responsibilities. Specifically:

  • Review the Executive Safety Summary. This summary provides a snapshot of mishap statistics, safety inspections/deficiencies, and safety training rates in real time. The Training Compliance Report Card rates should be maintained above 90 percent (Green). Ensure facility related deficiencies highlighted in ESAMS are reflected through our Public Works Department (via MAXIMO) to ensure tracking and completion.


  • Ensure the ESAMS Fire program modules are fully populated. Of particular importance is the E-Tracker module which is used for firefighting equipment accountability, inspection, and maintenance. Other modules (i.e. personnel and training records, fire inspection facility data) also need to be properly maintained. Ensuring these modules are populated with accurate information helps to ensure internal management controls are effective and reduces the workload associated with higher headquarters data calls.


    We count on each individual, and together we depend on one another, to support our Command in assessing risks, mitigating hazards, and incorporating safety into all aspects of our mission.


Naval Station Safety Office Contact Information: 847-688-2035

Commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic   |   1510 Gilbert St.   |   Norfolk, VA 23511
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