Coast Guard announces establishment of Health, Safety and Work-Life Support Activity

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 East Main Street, Norfolk, Va, to mark the establishment of the Coast Guard Health, Safety and Work-Life Support Activity..

For the first time in the Coast Guard’s history, the management of all health, safety and work-life services will be unified into a single business line, allowing for a system that is flexible and responsive to rapidly changing requirements. Components of the Health, Safety and Work-Life Support Activity (HSWL SUPACT) include business management and analysis, operational medicine, medical administration, safety and environmental health, and work-life.

The Coast Guard HSWL SUPACT will be comprised of 109 U.S. Public Health Service members, 497 active duty Coast Guard members, 19 Coast Guard Reserve members and 149 civilian employees, stationed from Cape Cod, Mass. to San Diego and Kodiak, Alaska. to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to ensure access to health, safety and work-life services in support of Coast Guard missions. It will be composed of four functional divisions in Norfolk, Va, a West Coast detachment in Oakland, Calif.. and 13 subordinate detached units providing services to Coast Guard

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