VPP is a voluntary program between OSHA and Camp Lejeune to ensure excellence in occupational safety and health.
Camp Lejeune commits to employee protection above and beyond OSHA standards by:
1) Management Leadership & Employee Involvement
2) Worksite Analysis
3) Hazard Prevention and Control
4) Safety and Health Training
What is management’s responsibility?
Develop clear and measurable goals
Ensure job hazard analysis
Establish clear lines of communication
Provide high quality safety and health protection
Set example of safe and healthful behavior
What is my responsibility?
Understanding safety procedures and goals
Giving and receiving safety and health training
Suggesting safety and health process improvements
Performing job hazard analysis for my job
Properly using safety equipment and procedures
Reporting all injuries and near misses immediately
Safety Bulldog Award - Trish Spivey June 29, 2018 | Information Technology
For professional achievement in the superior performance of her duties while serving as the administrative support assistant for the Information Technology (IT) Branch during the period of 20 February 2018 to 1 June 2018, Mrs. Spivey performed her duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Your keen sense of duty in regards to the safety of your fellow employees was recognized on two separate accounts during this period. The first was the recognition and reporting of a downed power line outside the facility that without your fast action could have led to an injury. The second incident was the recognition of a heavy smell of electrical smoke within the IT section of building 895. Your attention to detail and fast action in reporting this issue to your supervisor and the rest of the employees at building 895 led to the evacuation of the facility. Camp Lejeune Fire Department traced the source to a burned out ballast in a lighting unit. The Fire Captain reported the ballast was “sparking” and melting adjacent wires that could have easily caused a fire. He then personally complimented you for your quick response to the situation and stated your actions prevented what could have been a major fire. Your continued leadership and safety-first attitude has led to a safer workplace for all who work at building 895 and is an example for others to emulate. Its employees like you that help keep MCCS a Safe place to work. Your actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of Marine Corps Community Services, Camp Lejeune.
Safety Bulldog Award - Michael Carter Nov 1, 2017 | Retail Division
As a member of the VPP Steering Committee from 1 July 2017 through 1 November 2017, you have presented several key ideas as “Best Practices” to the VPP Steering Committee. The ideas and best practices you initiated in the Retail Division led to other MCCS Divisions implementing those ideas and best practices in their work sections. These initiatives have resulted in a drop in mishaps over a four-month period; going from 42 mishaps during the same period in 2016 to 32 mishaps in 2017. By setting the example for others to follow, you have inspired not only your fellow steering committee members but your fellow MCCS employees as well. You have truly set the example for others to emulate by using the first step in the elements of VPP through “Management leadership and employee involvement”. Your infectious leadership and dedication to the safety of all MCCS employees is nothing short of outstanding. Your devotion, initiative, and dedication to MCCS’s VPP and Safety Programs are in keeping with the highest traditions of Marine Corps Community Services, Lejeune-New River.
Safety Excellence Award - Elizabeth Cole November 23, 2016 | Gonzalez Marine Mart
In recognition for your efforts and contributions in supporting the Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Safety and Occupational Health Program. During unscheduled VPP from the Deputy Commander, Ms. Cole reviewed with him the Safety Program for the Gonzalez Road Marine Mart. During this review Ms. Cole demonstrated her commitment to the Safety Program, VPP and the welfare of the employees through her knowledge, record keeping, and enthusiasm. The two and half years since the last injury at the Gonzalez Road Marine Mart is a direct reflection to her commitment the health and welfare of her employees, occupational safety, and mission accomplishment. Your continued dedication and commitment to safety will undeniably prevent injuries, preserve government property and protect our most valuable resources. The Marines, Sailors and Civilian Marines of MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune thank you for your unwavering commitment and support to their personal safety. Job well done!
Stone Street Youth Pavilion & School-Age Care Safety Excellence
MCCS Lejeune-New River Closures
MCCS is reducing its footprint in a way that continues to support the operating forces but reduces the risk of disease transmission. Anticipate modifications to the changes detailed below if the MCCS workforce is unavailable or MCIEAST guidance changes. This curtailment plan seeks to maximize a healthy MCCS workforce, thus maximizing both support to the operating forces and preservation of the installation’s medical capacity. The goal is to transition back to normal operations as soon as directed by MCIEAST. Please adhere to all social distancing instructions.