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Department of the Army civilians to include contract employees will reap
the benefits of a new partnership. To continue their commitment to improving the
safety and health of civilian and contract employees working at Army
installations the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
United States Department of the Army formed a new Strategic Partnership
agreement on August 25, 2008.
- Department of the Defense, Department of the Army
- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Reduce civilian and contractor workforce fatalities, injuries and
illnesses at each participating Army installation by at least 3% each year
consistent with the President’s Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment
- Increase awareness of the value of effective safety and health management
- Expand the Army’s participation in the Voluntary Protection Programs
- Share best practices and successes with non-partner Army installations and
others with similar safety and health issues or concerns.
- Convey civilian workforce safety and health best practices and
injury/illness reduction lessons to soldiers where appropriate.
The following objectives will be used by the partnership for assistance in meeting the established goals:
- Identifying of underlying factors causing injuries, illnesses and fatalities
- Developing communication tools to promote safety and health
- Conducting employee awareness surveys
- Facilitating the use of mentors and Special Government Employees to help
participating sites apply for and achieve VPP status