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SMCX Training Descriptions:

  • Webinars – The DoD SMCX develops and presents webinars as a training and education tool for clients and stakeholders. The DoD SMCX selects webinar topics based on client and stakeholder requests, regulatory changes or updates, and prominent SMS criteria gaps continually identified during on-site assessments.  The DoD SMCX website includes the webinar schedule.  DoD personnel can use the SMCX website to sign up for each webinar, as well as find past webinars by selecting the “Past Courses” link on the Webinars page.

  • On-Site Training – The DoD SMCX can provide on-site training to assist your site in the implementation and sustainment of your safety management system. The SMCX typically provides assessor and implementation & sustainment training courses, but can also provide other types of training such as advanced safety inspection or motivational safety presentations, depending on your site or organization’s needs.

    • Assessor (or Train the Trainer) Course: The VPP Assessor Course is intended for military and civilian personnel serving as VPP assessors, and VPP implementers and organizational leaders for their respective installations/commands.  Originally developed by former OSHA VPP assessors and certified safety professionals, this course is designed to be similar to training provided to OSHA employees and those acting as Special Government Employees (SGEs) in conducting assessments of VPP Star applicants, modified to include information on DoD Safety Management System (SMS) initiatives. Completion of this course will help students understand, lead and facilitate an organization’s VPP efforts.  The Assessor course is not a VPP fundamentals course; participants should already have a basic familiarity with the elements and sub-elements of VPP prior to attending this course.

    • Implementation and Sustainment (I&S) Course: The I&S course is primarily intended for military and civilian personnel interested in training others in implementing the requirements and sustaining the benefits of VPP within their organizations.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the OSHA recognition programs as well as the ability to recognize the attributes of “best in class” safety programs.