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Agenda: Who we are; Why we decided we needed a safety management system and why we selected VPP Challenge- OSHA’s Pilot program, What are the benefits and lessons learned.
Federal agency;
Supply weapons systems spare parts, food, clothing, textiles, medicines, medical equipment, industrial and construction materials;
Support humanitarian and disaster relief in addition to military operations.
Store issue, pack an preserve and provide worldwide transportation of supplies and parts.
Purchase and provide energy products.
Comparable to Fortune 500 company by budget #58, just above Sprint Nextel
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Agency experienced rapid growth from consolidation of military services supply depots, peaking at 63,000 employees in 1994. DLA’s accident rate, as a trailing indicator, grew to 3.24 LTCR and our Workers’ Comp bill tripled from $10 to 32 million, and stayed there. Current LT rates are: .94 FY 06 LTCR.
Since 1985 DLA has had 14 fatalities.
Fatalities  primarily in motor vehicles, cranes, MHE, lockout/tag out.
No fatalities since 2003.
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Read from Rumsfeld’s first memo
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Lost Production day rate down 61% from FY 02 to Dec 06
Lost Production day rate = numbers of days lost/ 100 employees/year.
Productivity –Rohm and Hass
Workers Comp dropped from $28 million to $25.4 million, an annual savings of $2.6 million.
Champion  - in DLA’s case that was Safety manager. It took a while for people to fully come on board, and we are not there yet at all sites. Now that we’ve been at this about 2 years, we’ve got a champion in our Agency Director, whose just finished his part in an agency VPP awareness video.
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VPP support has always come from a very high level at the Department.
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Even though it hasn’t been mandated, the shipyards were the first to embrace it.
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We have Navy and Marine Corps sites that are
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Monthly tracking progress updates are provided to the Services.
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