I Am The Key

I Am The Key


This website is the Home Page of the DLA Strategic Materials Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management System (ESOHMS). We invite you to view our ESOHMS Policy Statement and review the information on this site, and contact us if you have any questions or comments.

The following sections describe our mission, and our Statement. The centerpiece to our ESOHMS is the Interpretive Guidance Document (IGD), which is based upon ISO 14001:2015 - "Environmental Management Systems - Specification with Guidance for Use" and ISO 45001 - "Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use".

Our Mission

DLA Strategic Materials administers the implementation and execution of Strategic and Critical Materials (S&CM) policies as set forth by the National Defense Stockpile Manager. Strategic Materials is responsible for acquiring, upgrading, rotating, and disposing of stockpile materials as provided by the Annual Materials Plan (AMP). Our duties include storage, security, testing, contracting, quality studies, and maintenance and replacement of materials in the NDS. Strategic Materials directs the development of new or revised specifications and special instructions for existing and proposed S&CM to be stockpiled.

The DLA Strategic Materials Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management System (ESOHMS) mission is to provide safe, secure and environmentally sound stewardship for strategic and critical materials within the United States National Defense Stockpile (NDS). Along with overseeing the NDS, the DLA Strategic Materials ESOHMS administers and implements policies and procedures for the DLA Strategic Materials environmental program.

Helpful Handouts, Presentations and Other "Tools"

Mercury Management Environmental Impact Statement

NFPA - Color Coded Warehouse Fire Protection Signs

Seven Important Facts from the ESOH Policy Statement (MS PowerPoint)

Five Commandments of the ESOHMS