Supervisors set the example and ensure employees wear required PPE.
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Depot Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer briefs members of Tobyhanna's Safety Council on the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the work place. During the briefing, he spoke about the need for personnel, including visitors, to wear appropriate PPE while in locations that are considered hazardous to eyes, ears, and feet, or in a hard hat area. He also cited supervisor responsibilities such as ensuring employees wear required PPE as specified by individual Job Hazard Analysis' and to set the example for shop personnel by personally using mandatory PPE. Employees should make wearing PPE a habit and ensure equipment is kept clean and in good working condition, added Spencer. Training is available to all employees on the proper wear and use of PPE.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.