Summer is here; so is National Safety Month

Preventable mishaps result in injuries, illnesses and fatalities that impact our readiness, which is why the Army observes National Safety Month annually throughout the month of June. Transatlantic Division leaders, supervisors and employees at all levels can make a difference by becoming personally involved and fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture that enables our workforce to effectively manage personal risk. Mishaps are prevented by focusing on the fundamentals: Engagements, training, discipline and setting and following standards.

Preventable mishaps result in injuries, illnesses and fatalities that impact our readiness, which is why the Army observes National Safety Month annually throughout the month of June. Transatlantic Division leaders, supervisors and employees at all levels can make a difference by becoming personally involved and fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture that enables our workforce to effectively manage personal risk. Mishaps are prevented by focusing on the fundamentals: Engagements, training, discipline and setting and following standards.

Preventable mishaps result in injuries, illnesses and fatalities that impact our readiness, which is why the Army observes National Safety Month annually throughout the month of June. Transatlantic Division leaders, supervisors and employees at all levels can make a difference by becoming personally involved and fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture that enables our workforce to effectively manage personal risk. Mishaps are prevented by focusing on the fundamentals: Engagements, training, discipline and setting and following standards.

Preventable mishaps result in injuries, illnesses and fatalities that impact our readiness, which is why the Army observes National Safety Month annually throughout the month of June. Transatlantic Division leaders, supervisors and employees at all levels can make a difference by becoming personally involved and fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture that enables our workforce to effectively manage personal risk. Mishaps are prevented by focusing on the fundamentals: Engagements, training, discipline and setting and following standards.

Preventable mishaps result in injuries, illnesses and fatalities that impact our readiness, which is why the Army observes National Safety Month annually throughout the month of June.

Transatlantic Division leaders, supervisors and employees at all levels can make a difference by becoming personally involved and fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture that enables our workforce to effectively manage personal risk. Mishaps are prevented by focusing on the fundamentals: Engagements, training, discipline and setting and following standards.

Fostering a positive safety and occupational health culture enables Soldiers, Army Civilians and family members to effectively manage their personal risk. Leaders can prevent mishaps by focusing on the fundamentals: Leader engagements, leader development, training, discipline and standards.

Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injuries, illnesses, equipment damage and death while on duty, off duty, driving our nation’s roads and highways, and in the comfort of our homes and communities. This year, the Army and NSC are partnering to highlight four areas to help mitigate risk:

  • Preparedness: The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has illustrated the need for continuous emergency preparedness at both the installation and personal level.
  • Driving: Motor vehicle mishaps are the number one killer of Soldiers on duty AND the lead cause of mishaps across the Army. A majority of fatal private motor vehicle mishaps involving Soldiers occur over the weekend, between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Ergonomics: Evaluate your tasks and workplaces to address and identify hazards.
  • Employee Engagement: Personnel engagement is a critical factor in building a positive safety culture at every level of the Army. An engaged workforce is the key to preventing injuries, illness and mishaps across the Army. Everyone can prevent injuries, illnesses and mishaps that impact readiness.

The Army’s readiness posture, modernization efforts and enduring duty to protect the safety, health and welfare of its people is critical to mission success and personnel resiliency. Safety is not only a top priority, but also an enduring commitment to the health of the force. That is why the Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Management System (CESOHMS) was introduced across the Enterprise. CESOHMS is a systematic way of approaching Safety and Occupational Health. It’s designed to work from the “bottom up” because individual employees are the most familiar with their work and the hazards associated within their occupational specialty.

Actions all employees can take to make the work environment safer and healthier by:

  • Actively participating in Safety and Occupational Health activities
  • Participating in the annual update and review of their Position Hazard Analysis (PHA) to identify required training, common hazards, and remedial actions taken
  • Ensuring all occupational health/medical surveillance requirements in the PHA are completed in the required timeframe
  • Participating in /providing feedback for all required emergency action drills
  • Ensuring recognized hazards are reported and documented to ensure corrective actions are initiated
  • Immediately reporting all accidents and near-miss incidents
  • Using the risk management system to protect people, equipment and facilities
  • Wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Taking all safety-related training needed to perform position duties
  • Leading/participating in safety and occupational health meetings

Every USACE employee has the right – and the responsibility—to report, any alleged unsafe or unhealthy work place conditions or practices to a supervisor or safety office without any fear of reprisal.

For more information, visit the Army Safety Center website.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division serves as USACE’s tip of the spear in one of the most dynamic construction environments in the world, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING CAPACITY, and ENHANCING SECURITY for our nation, allies, and partners. 

We deliver agile, responsive, and innovative, design, construction, engineering and contingency solutions in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and other global partners to advance national security interests.

Transatlantic Division News

  • April

    Building Resilience and Respect: USACE’s Role in Sustaining Military Capacity at Camp Buehring During Ramadan

    Strategic Infrastructure is crucial for sustaining military capability, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plays a vital role in ensuring its effectiveness. As a part of monthly rotational site visit engagements, U.S. Army Col. Mohammed Z. Rahman, USACE Transatlantic Expeditionary District commander, along with a team of district engineers and the district Safety chief, traveled to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to review two key projects: the Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility and the Udairi Landing Zone Transition Repair projects. These engagements exemplify USACE's commitment to operational excellence and project oversight.
  • USACE Strengthens Partnership for Global Infrastructure in Kuwait

    In a significant meeting held on March 17, at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, U.S. Army Col. Mohammed Z. Rahman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Expeditionary District commander, and Viet Nguyen, Expeditionary District deputy district engineer, engaged in strategic discussions with The U.S. Ambassador and the Economic Counselor from the American Embassy in Kuwait. The engagement centered around enhancing the role of USACE in the context of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, PGII, and its implications for U.S. and allied economic and national security interests.
  • March

    USACE Transatlantic Division employee embarks on Army Coaching Program journey

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division employee is undertaking an intense talent management program in order to help fellow employees in their careers; the first employee in the organization to do so.
  • February

    USACE Transatlantic Division: Setting Extraordinary Standards as ‘Partner of Choice’ in CENTCOM AOR

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division stands as a pivotal force in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. Since the 1950s, the Division has actively shaped the landscape of engineering, design, and construction across the Middle East. Transforming from its initial focus on basic military construction, the Division now leads sophisticated, large-scale infrastructure projects, demonstrating a deep commitment to building capacity and enhancing security in the region. By setting and consistently upholding extraordinary operational standards, it has established itself as the ‘partner of choice.’
  • January

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division Commander Promoted to Brigadier General

    Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division commander, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a ceremony here Jan. 16.
  • October

    On Solid Ground: Army Values are the Foundation of USACE Transatlantic Division’s Mission

    With a history of more than 70 years in the region, the Transatlantic Division oversees more than $5 billion in projects including military construction programs, force protection innovations, and security cooperation initiatives, strengthening Army readiness, enhancing vital infrastructure, and deepening global partnerships. Each action reinforces the Army's unwavering commitment to its service members and global partners.
  • USACE Innovation: The Key to 'Building Strong' in the CENTCOM AOR

    For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, innovation is the essential energy that drives success. From the initial development phase of a project, through the design and construction, and well into the operational phase, innovation drives the relentless pursuit of excellence, supporting sustainable strategies and fostering the development of long-lasting, reliable solutions.
  • September

    USACE Transatlantic Division supports Typhoon Mawar disaster relief

    A staff member assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division was activated and sent to Guam from June until July to assist FEMA, federal partners and territorial officials’ response to the typhoon which caused significant impacts to essential services throughout portions of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, including water, energy and transportation.
  • ‘Go Army, Beat Navy’: A Time-honored Rivalry Transformed into Integrated Partnership in Bahrain

    In a series of key leader engagements, U.S. Army Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division commander, visited Bahrain on Sept. 11, to fortify the already strong inter-service partnerships with the Naval Forces Central Command and Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
  • August

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division participates in Eagle Resolve 2023

    Two staff members assigned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division traveled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 21- 25, 2023 to participate in Eagle Resolve 2023, a Combined Joint All-Domain exercise which improves interoperability on land, in the air, at sea, in space, and in cyberspace with the U.S. military and partner nations, enhances the ability to respond to contingencies, and underscores USCENTCOM's commitment to the Middle East.