The Office of Safety (OS) is one of three Offices that report to the Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance.
It is the mission and responsibility of this office to develop, coordinate and oversee Agency matters related to maritime industry safety and maritime safety compliance.
This office promotes and encourages the development and application of best management practices, procedures and technologies that reflect state-of-the-art improvements in maritime safety. This office also assists in developing national and international standards designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of the maritime industry. In turn, these initiatives contribute to an improved, integrated, national transportation system that is safe, secure and environmentally friendly.