US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe Recommended for VPP Star Status
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe underwent the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Program Stage III audit from February 25-26, 2013, and as a result, USAMMCE was recommended for "Star Status."
The DoD VPP Center of Excellence, Concurrent Technologies Corporation inspection team, concluded that USAMMCE had established an exceptional Safety and Health Management program, with safety and health incident rates well below the industry average for warehousing operations. They further stated that USAMMCE demonstrated excellence in response to hazards identified during the audit team's visit.
According to Wolf Reshef, USAMMCE safety officer, the VPP program is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration cooperative program that encourages the partnership between management, works council, and employees to promote safety and health programs tailored to the needs of specific work environments. VPP is a prevention-based approach with the primary goal of improving safety.
Reshef provides VPP training to USAMMCE employees throughout the year.