Exemplary Practice Citations & Model Practices

2010 (Exemplary Practice Citation)

URS CORPORATION - Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
URS Corporation was recognized for its Absence and Disability Management Program, aimed at employees of the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF) in Tooele County, Utah. The facility, the first in the nation and under contract with the U.S. Army, disposes of aging, deteriorating chemical weapons and secondary wastes in a safe, secure, and environmentally compliant manner to ensure worker and public protection. The URS program Absence and Disability Management Program was created to increase organizational involvement in the management of employee injury and illness. The program seeks to more comprehensively involve managers, supervisors, human resources, and safety and health professionals in a Case Management Group (CMG) that coordinates care for injured or ill workers.
URS Corporation Presentation

2009 (Exemplary Practice Citation)

Federal Occupational Health (FOH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was recognized for their automated external defibrillator (AED) program. Their AED program was developed under the leadership of Dr. John J. Perkner and included installing over 400 AEDs in over 100 federal worksites. The AEDs were utilized 33 times with a save rate of 39%. 
Federal Occupatinal Health Presentation

2007 (Model Practice)

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina and is active in all major aspects of the industry-technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. Alcoa aspires to be the best company in the world.  Becoming the best company in the world means becoming…The Best Employer; The Best Supplier; The Best Neighbor; The Best Investment. Alcoa was recognized for their Environmental Protection Program and Safety and Accident Prevention Program.

2006 (Model Practice)

OLIN CORPORATION: Olin Brass and Winchester® Ammunition Divisions
The Olin Corporation East Alton, Ill., facility is headquarters for the Brass and Winchester® Ammunition Divisions. It is the largest single plant location in the company with approximately 3,500 employees. These divisions were recognized for their On-site Primary Care and Diabetes Management Programs. Olin offers on-site primary care to all area employees, spouses, and retirees. The program is unique in that not only is primary care offered on site; but participants can designate the Olin East Alton providers as their primary medical provider within local area health plans. In addition, individuals with diabetes have free access to a registered dietician who comes on site, explains diabetic dietary guidelines, and provides individualized dietary regimens. Diabetic patients are encouraged to come to the clinic for foot exams, blood pressure monitoring, and laboratory testing in accordance with the American Diabetes Association’s guidelines. Employees and their spouses are also offered the opportunity to attend a diabetic support group.
Olin Corporation Presentation

2001 (Model Practice)

"Powering the Business by Promoting a Healthy Workforce" is the theme for this global company with 30,000 employees. Integrated health initiatives are described, including on-site medical clinics for primary care and medical surveillance. A 1999 study of the medical clinic initiative revealed savings of at least $ 1.3 million from lower costs of providing medical care and gains in productivity.

One challenge facing this business unit was to align the company's existing environmental-health-safety (EHS) infrastructure with recognized EHS management systems, namely, ISO 14001 and OSHA's program. This included demonstration of a risk-based EHS management approach and development of systems' audit process in order to assure compliance, manage risk and encourage improvements.

2000 (Model Practice)

"Diagnosis and Treatment of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses - Case Management" is presented. Active case management began in 1997 in response to higher than average lost workday rates and costs. A case management team approach resulted in significant reductions in rates for lost and restricted work days.

"Hazard Assessment Surveillance System" and "Electronic Medical Record" are recognized as exemplary programs. The former system has been used for about 170,000 patient encounters over 5 years, and the latter system has logged approximately 7000 samples and 2000 exposure assessments over a three-year time period. The results are expedient propagation of information ("enter once") and trending by use of pick lists and relational databases.

1999 (Model Practice)

National Security Agency was recognized for their integrated occupational risk assessment system for being a highly effective tool for identifying potential health risks and tracking mitigation efforts. (The Agency reapplied and won the CHAA in 2001.)

1997 (Honorable Mention)

"Leveraging Employer Assets for Improved Health Services." From a company recognized for broad array of excellent employee health programs, "perspective" and "scope" of purpose that lay the groundwork are described. The keys are knowing customer's (management and employees) perspective of on-site services, setting or adjusting the scope of these services, and then leveraging the width and depth of company presence, professional skills, and opportunity.