United States Department of Defense (DOD) and State (DOS) contractors, like DynCorp International LLC, operating in the Middle East and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom theater operations, face many unique challenges in developing and maintaining a robust and sustainable Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program.

Specific challenges in implementing a value-added EHS/ Risk Management program include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Understanding the nature of this non-traditional work environment,

  • Developing a safety program to conform to the specific culture in these environments,

  • Knowledge of host nation regulatory requirements,

  • Extended work days in austere and hostile environments,

  • Training and utilizing an extremely diverse workforce,

  • Integrating multiple teams with varying levels of expertise into a cohesive process to affect change, and,

  • Utilizing third party resources effectively.

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