Strategic Materials



The Interpretive Guidance Document (IGD) provides general guidance for the DLA-SM Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management System (ESOHMS) per the integrated requirements of ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018, along with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) elements and sub-elements. This IGD provides guidance for onsite planning for identifying, preventing, and responding to ESOH emergencies. The DLA-SM ESOHMS applies to all DLA-SM facilities, their employees, and all personnel working on behalf of DLA-SM.

  1. Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures

DLA-SM will establish, implement, and maintain processes needed to prepare for and respond to identified potential emergency situations.

DLA-SM will also:

  1. Establish a planned response to actual emergency situations, including the provision of first aid and plans to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental impacts.
  1. Take action to prevent or mitigate the consequences of emergency situations appropriate to the magnitude of the emergency and the potential environmental impact.
  1. Periodically test and exercise the planned ESOH response capability, where practicable. These tests and exercises are performed when practical, minimizing disruptions of operations.
  1. Periodically evaluate/review performance and, as necessary, revise planned response actions/processes, including after testing and, in particular, after the occurrence of actual emergency situations.
  1. Provide relevant information and training related to emergency preparedness and response, as appropriate, to relevant interested parties, including persons working under DLA-SM control.
  1. Communicate and provide relevant information to all workers on their duties and responsibilities.
  1. Communicate relevant information to contractors, visitors, emergency response services, government authorities, and, as appropriate, the local community.
  1. Consider the needs and capabilities of all relevant interested parties and ensure their involvement, as appropriate, in the development of the planned response.

DLA-SM will maintain and retain documented information on the processes and on the plans for responding to potential emergency situations and to the extent necessary to have confidence that the processes are carried out as planned.                          

  1. Reporting       

ESOH emergencies are reported as required by applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.

  1. DLA-SM ESOHMS Policy Statement
  1. DLA-SM ESOH Management Plan
  1. DLA-SM Depot VPP Policy Statements
  1. Hawthorne Depot VPP Policy Statement
  1. Hammond Depot VPP Policy Statement
  1. Scotia Depot VPP Policy Statement
  1. DLA-SM Hammond Depot Emergency Response Plan
  1. DLA-SM Scotia Depot Emergency Response Plan
  1. DLA-SM Hawthorne Depot Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP)

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