Department of the Army
On August 25, 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United States Army (Army) entered into an OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP). The key goal of the OSP was to reduce the Army’s civilian and contract worker injuries and illnesses through participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
The OSP was designed to support the goal of former President George W. Bush’s Safety, Health and Return to Employment (SHARE) Initiative to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses by 3% per year. The SHARE Initiative concluded on October 1, 2009.
Based on changes within the Army’s strategic approach to safety and health, organizational structure, resource levels, and safety and health metrics alignment with the terms of the OSP, OSHA and the Army have mutually agreed to conclude the National OSP as of August 15, 2010.
Through working to meet the OSP agreement's goals, a number of successes resulted from the OSHA and Army OSP were reported, including:
Report prepared by: Al Woodson, Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Partnerships and Recognition, August 10, 2010.