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Title: DSOC Initiatives Update

DSOC Initiatives Update
  • Installation and Industrial Operations
  • Task Force
  • Rear Admiral Patrick Lorge, Chair
  • April 23, 2009

Task Force Approach
  • Develop procedures and identify best practices to
    reduce Lost Work Day and accident/mishap rates
    for DoD Services/Agencies within the installation
    and industrial operations domain
  • Approach consistent with Operational Risk
    Management principles

Path Forward
  • Identify and evaluate best practices from within
    the Services and Agencies
  • Select initiatives with the potential highest ROI

Task Force Initiatives Summary
  • 2008
  • Evaluation of DoD Top Five Occupations and Mishap
    Causes to Identify Interventions (in progress)
  • 2007
  • Firefighting On-Line Training (completed)
  • Demonstrate sensor Monitoring Devices in Material
    Handling Devices (completed)
  • 2006
  • Safety and VPP On-Line Training (completed)
  • Advanced Safety Training Technologies - IIO 3-D
    Training (completed)
  • 2005
  • Ergonomic Web-Based Training (completed)
  • Multi-Year
  • DoD Voluntary Protection Programs Center of

Evaluation of DoD Top Five Occupations and Mishap
Causes to Identify Interventions (DSOC Year 4 -
FY2008) POC Mr. Mark Atkins, DASA ESOH
  • Objectives
  • Evaluate mishap and workers compensation
    chargeback data for the top five DoD civilian
    occupation codes with the highest lost
    productivity to determine common causes and work
    with respective community leaders to develop
    solutions to eliminate/reduce occupational
  • Justification
  • During FY2008, the occupations with the highest
    lost productivity constitute 4.4 of the
    Full-Time Equivalents within the civilian sector
    of the military, but contribute to 12.2 of
    mishaps and 16.6 of Total Lost Days.
  • Anticipated ROI
  • Potential to reduce incidence and severity of
    mishaps within selected occupations by
    determining and addressing specific occupation-,
    geographic-, and injury-specific sources of risk.
  • Next Steps
  • Complete evaluation of geographic-specific risks
    (using Unit Identification Codes) for Top Five
  • Complete evaluation of injury-specific risks for
    Top Five Occupations using recently-acquired data
    from Defense Portal Analysis Center (DefPAC)
  • Share results with community leaders
  • Approach
  • Determine occupations with the highest lost
  • Determine causes of lost productivity within
    selected occupations
  • Identify/Develop solutions to reduce selected
    causes of occupational injuries by working with
    respective community leaders
  • Identify best practice solutions to common
    occupational hazards/process issues
  • Recent Accomplishments
  • Designed rubric for measuring lost productivity
    for occupations
  • Determined the Top Five Occupations with the
    highest lost productivity in FY2008 to be
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Police
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Motor Vehicle Operator
  • Rigging (Navy only)
  • Evaluated lost productivity trends for
    FY2006-2007, which validate selected Top Five
  • Community leaders identified, and are currently
    being briefed
  • FTE Full-Time Equivalent
  • COP Continuance of Pay

On-Line Training for Firefighters (DSOC Year 3 -
FY2007) POC Mr. Carl Glover, Director, Navy
Fire Emergency Services (carl.glover_at_navy.mil)
  • Objectives
  • To reduce firefighter mishaps by providing
    Multi-Service web-based training that focuses on
    training firefighters related to unique
    occupational hazards (e.g., entering/exiting fire
    apparatus and lifting/moving objects both at the
    firehouse and at an incident scene).
  • Justification
  • DoD firefighters workers compensation injury rate
    exceeds the rate of other DoD employees
  • Firefighters are one of the top high risk
    occupations in the DoD. Over the last 3 fiscal
    years firefighter injury claims cost DoD an
    average of 29M per year, with an average of
    1,018 new claims per year.
  • Next Steps/Transition
  • Course to be incorporated into DoD Fire
    Department's recurring proficiency training
  • All new DoD FES personnel required to complete
    the online training as part of their
  • All DoD FES personnel would also complete a
    refresher on a periodic basis (once per year) 
  • Potential to reduce Falls, slip, trip or bodily
    exertion mishaps at the end of the first year of
    requiring training by 15.
  • Injuries in this category will be tracked by the
  • Course completion to be tracked by Service LMS.
  • Approach
  • Coordinated with Firefighting POCs from each
    Service to develop training content
  • Identified the leading causes of firefighter
    mishaps/injuries and the key factors associated
    with injuries from lifting, slips, trips and
    falls in and around the fire station.
  • Teach firefighters proper lifting techniques,
    back injury prevention methods, and provides tips
    to prevent fire station slip, trip and fall
  • Provide firefighters training to eliminate
    injuries working in, around and while stepping on
    and off fire vehicles.
  • Results
  • 1 1.5 hour course with required knowledge test
    is available / to be available via each Service
    LMS for military and civilian firefighters
  • USMC working to obtain credit for course
  • Complies with National Fire Protection
    Association (NFPA) 1500 Standard on Fire
    Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
    (2007 Edition).

Safety and VPP On-Line Training (DSOC Year 2-
FY2006) POC Mr. Dan Maham, Air Force Safety
Center (Daniel.Maham_at_kirtland.af.mil)
  • Objectives
  • Develop 14 multi-media, web enabled training
    courses to assist supervisors, managers,
    collateral duty safety officers, safety committee
    members, and general employees in becoming more
    proficient in accomplishing safety
    responsibilities associated with implementing VPP
    at DoD sites.
  • DoD Instruction 6055.1, section E3.3.1 requires
    such training be implemented. The ultimate goal
    is to facilitate reduction of accident and
    incident rates and establishment of an effective
    safety culture with zero tolerance.
  • Return on Investment
  • Increase understanding of safety and health
    requirements, providing supervisors and employees
    with focus and direction
  • Helps meet training requirements defined under
    DoDI 6055.1 as well as meet VPP training criteria
  • Sites that have implemented VPP training and
    practices have seen a Days Away, Restricted or
    Transferred (DART) case rate 52 below the
    average for its industry
  • Results
  • Air Force Education and Training Center LMS -
    tracked over 16,000 total users (military,
    contractor and civilian) across all 14 modules
    between January 2009 March 2009
  • Defense Logistics Agency using courses to train
    their teams with positive feedback with 1705
    courses completed
  • Navy reported 6111 completed courses
  • 14 Training Modules Available on Each Services
    Learning Management System (LMS)

Air Force reports 16,000 courses completed
Sensor Monitoring System for Material Handling
Equipment - IIOTF (DSOC Year 3 2007) POC
Susan Jervis (Susan.Jervis_at_dla.mil)
  • Results
  • DriveCam III event recorders successfully
    captured risky operator procedures at both of the
    test sites.
  • Most frequently captured types of risk activities
    recorded included cellular handset use, eating
    while operating MHE equipment, not following
    proper building entry/exit safe practices,
    traffic violations, and following distance.
  • The trends (frequency of capture) for risky
    behaviors declined at both test locations over
    the course of the pilot indicating progress in
    eliminating behaviors and improving safe
    operations, but no correlation was validated.
  • Only one mishap of significance was captured by a
    MHE operator striking an overhead roll-down door
    that did not provide sufficient clearance for the
    MHE vertical lift. Observed results found that
    only a small number (lt1) of risky behaviors were
    being conducted within the test groups of
  • It is difficult to gauge the efficacy of the
    system separate from the site environment.
    Success of the system in reducing risk events may
    be attributed to an increased emphasis by the
    sites on those behaviors that lead to incidents.
    Additionally, root cause identification issues
    may cause overall underreporting and/or
    misclassification of the events. To completely
    test the efficacy of the system, beyond simply
    making the driver aware of his/her actions, the
    test population would need to be matched with a
  • Site feedback concluded that the DriveCam would
    not be acquired at this time
  • As a group, Tinker personnel concluded that the
    Drivecam cameras lack the ability to provide the
    visual coverage required to see all details of
    triggered events due to the design configurations
    of the forklifts. Technical difficulties were
    also experienced during the Tinker demonstration,
    making a positive assessment difficult.
  • Based on the demo and site feedback, the benefits
    of utilizing video event capture in the MHE
    environment appear limited.
  • Objectives
  • Test proof of concept for reducing Materiel
    Handling Equipment (MHE) accidents by installing
    Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) sensor monitoring
    equipment (DriveCam III). Equipment records
    exception based events for analysis and to
    identify hazardous behaviors.
  • Justification
  • Services and DLA experienced 639 mishaps
    involving MHE in FY03-06 with an estimated direct
    cost of 2.2M.
  • Approach
  • Sites identified for participation in demo.
  • Tinker Air Force Base (35 units installed)
  • Redstone Arsenal (5 units installed)
  • Collect data for 3-5 month period with units
    installed to evaluate ability of the devices to
  • Capture/identify risky behavior
  • Reduce frequency/severity of risky behavior
  • Cost/Feasibility
  • Applicability to MHE environment.
  • System Limitations
  • Application restricted to 12/24v MHE systems,
    narrowing the field to a subset of DoD MHE
    equipment in use (ex. Defense Logistics Agency
    unable to participate due to voltage
  • MHE equipment with open cab configurations
    required a plastic enclosure for the sensor.
    True production operations would require either
    environmentally ruggedized equipment or better
    designed enclosures to support operations during
    wet weather.
  • The sensor video field of view (forward and rear)
    was restricted to only the back of the operator,
    diminishing the validity of root cause
    determinations and preventing analysts from
    identifying the face of the operator.
  • Though voltage converters may have been a
    solution in order to address usage in 36v or 48v
    systems, it would require further research and
    development and/or system testing to support a
    production environment.
  • Navy not able to participate due to wireless
    security issues

3D Safety Training Installations and Industrial
Operations IIO TF (DSOC Year 2 2006) POC
Susan Jervis(susan.jervis_at_dla.mil)
  • Objectives
  • Develop and pilot a unique 3-D stereoscopic video
    based safety training program that will intensify
    safety awareness in DoD industrial facilities and
    help reduce lost workdays due to injury by up to
  • Justification
  • In December 2002, the Corpus Christi Army Depot,
    a tenant command of the Defense Logistics Agency
    (DLA), tested a pilot 3-D Safety Training
    Program, entitled Its All About Choices to
    help reduce the number of mishaps, injury and
    severity rates and overall costs associated with
    mishaps for civilian and military workers.
  • The University of Washington Health Services
    (UWHS) Department reported that a 38 percent
    injury reduction was reported at Corpus Christi
    Army Depot following the 2002 training period.
  • The DLA recommended an expansion of the pilot.  
  • ROI
  • Long-term data analysis is in process
  • Anticipated change in employee awareness,
    attitude, and knowledge
  • Anticipated injury claims reduction of 25-30 as
    compared to non-intervention group
  • Creates a greater overall safety consciousness
    appreciation for safety mission
  • Improve overall attitudes, morale and self-esteem
  • Employees take ownership of the responsibility
    for PERSONAL safety and establish a task-focus
    present moment consciousness
  • Will help people make safe choices instinctively
    even during heavy production
  • Training tool that effectively supports Voluntary
    Protection Programs (VPP)
  • Next Steps
  • Explore computer-based training delivery options
    to broaden participation and reduce costs of
  • Approach
  • Develop concept, film content, and demonstrate
    safety training at four DoD installations
    (Anniston Army Depot, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,
    The Pentagon, and Robins AFB)
  • Develop on-site multi-media advertising with
    posters and flyers
  • Conduct On-site Classroom facilitation
    30-minute leader-led orientation prior to 3-D
    Immersive Training Experience (up to 25 students
    per session) Multi-sensory high impact 3-D video
    experience that creates a teachable moment.
  • Provide take-home Training Reinforcement tools
    3D DVD, CDs, 3D comic book for kids to
    reinforce and take message home to family
  • Results
  • Custom 3D video (A Second Chance) and
    supplemental class facilitation developed for
    each participating site
  • Achieved buy-in at Industrial operation level
    Preliminary findings favor lost time reduction
  • 4,982 total participants in pilot program (total
    for all four locations)
  • 90 outstanding rating as compared to other
    safety programs
  • Mandatory enrollment is superior to voluntary

Ergonomic Web Based Training IIO TF (DSOC Year
1 2005) POC LTC Myrna Callison
  • Objectives
  • Develop Web-based Training (WBT) as a means to
    help reduce Work Related Musculoskeletal
    Disorders (WMSD)s. The training will provide a
    general ergonomic awareness training (Tier I),
    and an advanced training module (Tier II)., which
    consists of ten modules.
  • The target audience for Tier I is all DoD
    personnel. The primary audience for Tier II
    training is DoD Safety and Occupational Health
    (SOH) personnel.
  • Justification
  • The training provides the instruction necessary
    to conduct ergonomic site assessments, and to
    anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control
    ergonomic hazards.
  • While independently maintained ergonomics
    training programs currently exist for US Army, US
    Air Force and US Navy personnel, this courseware
    will integrate existing training material into a
    comprehensive Service-Wide Ergonomics WBT.
  • Anticipated ROI
  • Expected reduced number of reported WMSD
    incidents due to greater audience reach (remote
    locations, ship-side learners), ability to repeat
    learning, and individually assess proficiency.
  • Service LMS will track number of courses
  • Next Steps/Transition
  • Service LMS (DAC and Navy) to maintain and host
  • Track total number of courseware users
  • Investigate translation of Tier I into Spanish to
    reach wider audience
  • Approach
  • Service Subject Matter Experts and Ergonomic
    Specialists oversaw and approved the course
  • Iterative review process ensured quality and
    allowed for each Service POC to confirm course
    modules met needs of specific Service
  • Development in SCORM allowed for placement on
    Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Results
  • Ergonomic Awareness (Tier I) and Advanced
    Training Module (Tier II) is currently available
    via Defense Acquisition Centers(DAC) LMS and the
    Navy LMS.
  • The courseware is available for use by all
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