MCCDC Safety Office

The Safety Office is responsible for providing safety support services through combat readiness. Our goals are to train all Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration commands and organizations in occupational safety and health; mishap reduction and Federal Employees' Compensation Act costs through an aggressive safety program, and to exceed the reduction goals set by the Secretary of Defense, and Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Division.

Safety Office Contact Information:

Safety Officer:
Ms. Connie Nance, Phone: (703) 784-6252, E-Mail: constance.nance@usmc.mil

Safety Assistant: Mr. Bobby Blackwell, Phone: (703) 784-6084, E-Mail: bobby blackwell@usmc.mil

Holiday Safety Message


When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don't stand on chairs, desks or other furniture.

  • Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item.
  • Use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils for raw (uncooked) produce and for raw (uncooked) meat, poultry, seafood and eggs.
  • Always use oven mitts when taking things out of the oven or removing items from the stove.
  • Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house. Unplug extension cords when not in use.
  • The holiday season is a stressful time. Plan a reasonable number of errands and allow enough time to shop for gifts and meal items rather than hurry through stores and parking lots.
  • Being a smart party host or guest should include being sensible about alcoholic drinks. Use "non-drinking" designated drivers to drive other guests home after a holiday party.
  • Have shovels and de-icer available to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Don't forget hats, scarves and gloves to prevent frostbite.

Safety Resources