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1.4.2 Air Force Sustainment Center Voluntary Protection Program
The Air Force Sustainment Center has adopted the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at some of its locations. Consequently, VPP impacts all applicable Contractors operating on these Air Force Installations. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to ensure its employees and managers have a comprehensive understanding of VPP as well as full compliance with OSHA requirements. Contractors (to include applicable Contractors), whether regularly involved in routine site operations or engaged in temporary projects such as construction or repair, must follow the safety and health rules of the installation or VPP site. Detailed information on VPP is available on the OSHA website (http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/vpp/index.html).
Contractors, whether regularly involved in routine site operations or engaged in temporary projects such as construction or repair, must follow the safety and health rules of the installation or VPP site.
Applicable Contractors. These requirements apply only to contractors whose employees work more than 1000 hours per quarter on a government installation.
Days Away, Restricted, and or Transfer Case Incident Rate (DART). Number of recordable injuries and illness cases per 100 full-time employees resulting in days away from work, restricted work activity, and/or transfer that a site has experienced in a given time frame.
Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR). Total number of recordable injuries and illness cases per 100 full-time employees that a site has experienced in a given time frame.
An applicable contractor's Quality Control Plan must identify the processes and procedures the contractor shall use to track compliance with the Safety and Health Plan, and the process and procedures that will be used to correct violations.
It is the contractor's sole responsibility for compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) (Public Law 91-596). The contractor must submit a Safety and Health Plan to the contracting officer 10 business days after contract award. The contractor's plan shall include appropriate measures to ensure the contractor reacts promptly to investigate, correct and track alleged safety & health violations and/or uncontrolled hazards in contractor work areas. Additional, installation specific references and policies may be included/attached to this section. The plan shall:
Demonstrate a management commitment to employee safety and health.
Identify the application of the safety and health plan to subcontractors.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the following individuals.
Identify applicable safety rules and regulations
Include a worksite hazard analysis to include base-line hazard identification and required control measures;
Include a job site analysis to include hazards of tasks required to control measures;
Identify employee safety and health training requirements and the documentation process;
Include a workplace inspection frequency, to include identifying the individual conducting the
Include employee hazard reporting procedures;
Identify individual(s) responsible for corrective action hazards;
Identify first aid/injury procedures;
Identify procedures for accident investigation and reporting;
Identify emergency response procedures
Identify the process for tracking controlled hazards in contractor work areas
An applicable contractor is responsible for establishing these requirements for all subcontractors who qualify as applicable contractors.