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Oct. 30, 2019

Voluntary Protection Program recognizes safe operations at DLA sites

Five Defense Logistics Agency sites participate in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration program that encourages employees and managers to excel at safe workplace practices while maintaining injury rates below the national average.

March 20, 2019

C&E employees conduct spring cleaning to demonstrate VPP program commitment

DLA Troop Support Construction and Equipment supply chain employees conduct spring clean-up event in Building 3 March 20, 2019 in Philadelphia. The leaders implemented a supply chain wide housekeeping event to demonstrate the directorate’s commitment to the VPP program, an OSHA led initiative that promotes good housekeeping in the office environment as a major part of its mishap, pest management and fire prevention efforts.

Sept. 27, 2018

DLA Distribution San Joaquin receives the prestigious Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Site Award

A culture of safety at DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California is evident with their selection as the 2018 Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Achievement Award winner. Marine Col. Andre Harrell, installation commander, accepted the award on behalf of Team San Joaquin at the Voluntary Protection Program Participant’s Association National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on August 28, 2018. The installation is one of only 57 certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs Star sites in the Department of Defense.

June 19, 2018

DLA MSCs in Ogden host joint Safety Expo

On May 30, 2018, DLA entities at Ogden, Utah held their first annual Voluntary Protection Program Safety Expo. The participants consisted of groups from Distribution, Aviation, Information Operations, Disposition Services, and Document Services to show many elements of safety affecting all aspects of employee lives, both personally and professionally.

April 6, 2018

VPP campaign: Know your safety program, help earn your team’s star

An awareness campaign will launch April 9 so that the DLA Philadelphia workforce is ready when the time comes to earn star status for the Voluntary Protection Program.

Oct. 13, 2016

Deputy commander conducts safety inspection as Troop Support reaches for star status

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support took a step towards achieving recognition for workplace safety with a senior leader inspection Sept. 29.

Sept. 9, 2016

Commander says DSCR is ready for OSHA star at Safety Town Hall

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day hosted a Voluntary Protection Programs Safety Town Hall Sept. 6, at which he told Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees that Defense Supply Center Richmond is ready for its star.

Aug. 2, 2016

Susquehanna employees support VPP, demonstrate safety skills in Forklift Rodeo

Anyone visiting DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., will take notice of the Voluntary Protection Program banners proudly displayed around the installation, touting the motto “if it’s not safe, we don’t do it!” The employees of Susquehanna are constantly searching for ways to improve safety skills for themselves and their coworkers around them.

Dec. 10, 2015

DLA activities at Norfolk awarded VPP recertification

The Defense Logistics Agency Primary Level Field Activities at Norfolk, Va., have been officially recertified with the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program Star site status. DLA activities at Norfolk include Distribution, Disposition Services, and Document Services.

Dec. 3, 2015

VPP safety poster contest winners announced

To spread the word about Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna's quest for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program star status, employees of Defense Logistics Agency activities in New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg were encouraged to show off their creativity by creating a poster promoting safety.