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 45001:2018 - "Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use", along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Elements and Sub-Elements.

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 ESOHMS mission is to provide safe and healthy workplaces 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 ESOHMS program.


Environmental Programs                                                                Safety Programs                                                                                 Depot Information

                                                                                                                    VPP                                                                                                     Hammond