8th TSC surpasses safety record at 1,000 days

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Tim Ah Young-Shelton (left), safety officer, 8th TSC, joins Maj. Gen. Steve Lyons, commander, 8th TSC, to change their safety sign to 1,000 accidental death-free days, May 29. The record, a safety milestone, includes accidental deaths on or off duty in more than three years.

Tim Ah Young-Shelton (left), safety officer, 8th TSC, joins Maj. Gen. Steve Lyons, commander, 8th TSC, to change their safety sign to 1,000 accidental death-free days, May 29. The record, a safety milestone, includes accidental deaths on or off duty in more than three years.

FORT SHAFTER — The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone, May 29, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.
The 8th TSC units are based at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and 8th TSC Soldiers and families are active members throughout the Oahu community.
The unit’s commander, Maj. Gen. Steve Lyons, applauded the achievement as he officially changed the safety sign in front of the unit’s headquarters to 1,000 days. He attributed the record to 8th TSC Soldiers’ commitment to training, risk mitigation, strong leadership and emphasis on protecting the force at all levels, at all times.
The record reflects the number of consecutive days without an accident-related death, both on and off duty. It covers a time period when elements of the TSC trained, operated and partnered with other services and other nations in Hawaii, Afghanistan and throughout the Pacific theater.
“Our goal is to sustain no fatalities for another 1,000 days,” said Lyons. “Attaining this goal requires comprehensive safety measures that address specific risks. I personally challenge each and every (8th TSC Soldier) to take the time to ‘think safety’ in all planned activities and how to mitigate risks.”
The 8th TSC is the senior Army logistics command in the Pacific, responsible for logistics and supply for land operations throughout the theater, employing 167 different skill sets, with 35 unique capabilities, to include Military Police, Quartermaster, Transportation, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Army Watercraft, Dive and Engineers.

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