DynCorp International team members at Fort Bliss, Texas, recently celebrated a safety milestone – working more than 100 days without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident.
A Comprehensive Safety Program
Through a comprehensive safety program involving all team members and subcontractors, the DI team worked together to accomplish this goal. Each week, team members focused on different safety topics and completed refresher training on each. Topics included preventative safety measures, use of protective gear, chemical storage, fire plans, heat injuries and hazardous materials.
For example, when focusing on heat-related injuries, safety flyers were placed in visible locations to highlight heat injury prevention, heat exhaustion, sunburn prevention, and cause and symptoms of heat stroke and heat cramps. Awareness training also reinforced each topic.
Management of monthly audits were also increased and a weekly “safety scoreboard” kept team members on track.
“Focusing on safety is a priority for the Fort Bliss team, and keeping our team members aware of safety procedures helps prevent incidents – allowing us to better serve our customer,” said Timothy Gahr, DynCorp International program manager.
DynCorp International at Fort Bliss
DI supports the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss through task order under the Field and Installation Readiness Support (FIRST) contract to manage the Field Logistics Readiness Center (FLRC). DI has supported this program since April 2010.
At the Fort Bliss FLRC and the surrounding area, DI provides augmentation support to the Army for equipment maintenance, depot repair, and installation of Modification Work Orders for Automotive Systems, Power Generation Systems, Weapons, Communications Systems, and receipt, storage, and issue of parts, packing, and shipping.