DLA Philadelphia | VPP Campaign
Topic 5 - Well-Being
A high level of well-being means that in some sense the individual’s or group’s condition is positive. Here are a few of the opportunities employees have to improve their well-being at DLA Philadelphia:
Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. Ergonomic hazards are present in office work areas and facility/maintenance operations, where a range of health problems arise from repeated stress to the body encountered in the workplace, such as chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and more.
Employees can request an ergonomic assessment at their workstation by contacting Jennifer Schmitz at 215-737-2056 or Jennifer.Schmitz@dla.mil.
More info can also be found in the DLA Philadelphia Safety and Occupational Health Plan (internal link.)
Occupational Health Clinic
A full time registered nurse operates the Occupational Health Unit in Bldg 2C.
Clinic hours: 8 a.m. – noon and 12:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Services are limited to walk-in care, first aid and routine medical services such as:
- First aid and emergency assessment
- Treatments prescribed by private physicians
- Medical monitoring (audiometry, spirometry, etc.)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Health risk appraisals
- Health and wellness education
- Seasonal flu shots
- Lactation rooms are also available at the clinic and in Bldg. 26 South, 2nd Floor. New participants are required to enroll at the clinic in Bldg. 2C.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is free, available to federal employees 24/7 and offers numerous services:
- Child and elder care resources
- Identity theft resources
- Health and wellness
- Crisis response
- Supervisor and risk management consultation
Visit www.FOH4You.com | 1-800-222-0364
DLA Wellness Program
Eligible employees may participate in wellness and fitness activities during the workday for a maximum of one hour per day, three times per week. The goal is to encourage and motivate employees to develop a healthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of work life.
You can read more about the DLA Wellness and Fitness Program policy on eWorkplace (internal link.)
NSA Philadelphia Fitness Center
The Fitness and Wellness Center has more than 50 pieces of cardio equipment. Their trained and certified staff is available for fitness assessments and to answer your fitness questions.
The Fitness Center also holds more than 15 group exercise classes each week offered throughout the day, sponsors intramural sports, 5K run/walks and a variety of incentive programs.
Visit the Fitness Center website to see the class schedule and for more info.
VPP Well-Being review
1. Where can you learn more about the Employee Assistance Program and the DLA Wellness & Fitness program?
2. What services can you go to the Occupational Health Unit for?
3. How can you request and ergonomics assessment?
About the VPP Campaign
As DLA Philadelphia reaches to earn star status for its Voluntary Protection Program, we introduce the VPP campaign to increase employee awareness of the program.
VPP is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration program. And the star designation recognizes excellence in safety and health management.
During the campaign, a VPP topic will be presented each month over the next five months to give employees the opportunity to become more aware of the Safety and Occupational Health program at DLA Philadelphia. As employees do so, they can earn stars for their teams and eventually their directorates to demonstrate progress toward being able to earn the VPP Star from OSHA.
Visit OSHA’s website and DLA Philadelphia’s site on eWorkplace (CAC enabled link) for more VPP information.