Command History     

1967 - The NAVSEA Safety School was founded in Bloomington, IA to teach weapons and explosives safety training for the Naval Weapons Support Center in Crane, IA. 

1970 - The School's mission was expanded to include all aspects of shore occupational safety and health training. 

1987 - The School was renamed the Naval Safety School and realigned under the Chief of Naval Technical Training (CNTECHTRA) as a detachment of Service Schools Command, Great Lakes, IL.

Jun 1991 - The School was relocated from Bloomington, IN to Norfolk, VA as a separate command.  

Oct 1993 - Building renovations of the new classroom facility were completed and the first classes were offered in Norfolk, VA. 

Feb 1994 - The School's mission was expanded to include afloat occupational safety and health, hazardous material control and management, and afloat environmental protection training.  

Jun 1994 - The School was renamed the Naval Occupational Safety and Health, and Environmental Training Center (NAVOSHENVTRACEN) and realigned as an Echelon III command, reporting directly to the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET). 

May 1995 - The Training Center opened a new classroom facility at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA, providing the center training sites on both the east and west coast.  

Dec 2000 - The San Diego training site relocated to a larger building at Naval Station San Diego.  Simultaneously, the Norfolk training site expanded into an additional building to support four additional classrooms.  

Oct 2003 - The Training Center was realigned as an Echelon III Command reporting directly to the Commander, Naval Safety Center.  

Dec 2003 - The first Video Teletraining (VTT) classroom was installed at the Norfolk training site followed by a VTT classroom at the San Diego training site.  This technology enabled the Training Center to deliver multi-site training courses, increased training opportunities, and reduced student and instructor travel. 

Mar 2006 - The expanded use of VTT enabled the Training Center to eliminate five classrooms and reduce its footprint in San Diego and Norfolk to two VTT classrooms on each coast. 

Sep 2007 - The Training Center's name was changed to the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN). 

Dec 2010 - The first blended online training class, using Sakai® and Defense Connect Online, was conducted from the Norfolk, VA training site to students at multiple shore locations. This new distance learning technology not only increased training opportunities, reduced student and instructor travel, but also offered students flexibility in completing the training and avoided class cancelations due to adverse weather conditions. 

Sep 2011 - The San Diego training site relocated to Norfolk, VA.  NAVSAFENVTRACEN held 520 convenings in 46 worldwide locations, training 9240 students in FY11.


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