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NEWS | Dec. 8, 2008

Environmental safety and occupational health assessment says Randolph clean

By Sean Bowlin 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

Commanders and principal staffers of the 12th Flying Training Wing gathered Dec. 5 in the wing conference room at the Taj Mahal to hear the results of the recent environmental, safety and occupational health management system (ESOHMS) assessment. 

The results of inspectors visiting 93 facilities, performing 1,105 document reviews and interviewing 115 people were notably positive, officials said. 

"There were no hazardous waste write-ups. This place is clean," said Col. William Kolakowski, Air Education and Training Command chief of environmental programs, at the briefing's start. "There were zero significants.'' 

A 'significant' means non-compliance with applicable federal, state or local regulations that pose a direct, immediate threat to health, safety, mission accomplishment or the environment. 

"You did really, really well," the colonel said in closing his briefing. 

Other successes were what briefer Paul Mehaffey, ESOCHAMP compliance officer, AETC, said was "positive recognition" of Randolph's drinking water program by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He also said the base's civil engineering functions maintained continuity books excellently. 

Mr. Mehaffey said that base engineering has developed solid relations with Wing Safety and training representatives who have, in turn, demonstrated leadership in the shops. He added shops inspected implemented the Hazard Communication program excellently. 

Mr. Mehaffey then singled out and congratulated the assessment's five outstanding performers. 

They were: Miguel Amador, entomology shop, for exceptional attitude and work results; Daniel Rodriguez, corrosion control, for running a flawless program; Greg Fruscella, AGE, for providing excellent support equipment; Jose Perez, civil engineering's material control, for establishing a comprehensive program which assured all of his shop's hazardous materials were tracked; and Erik Christianson, Randolph Air Force Base's hazardous waste manager, for maintaining flawless records and having an outstanding program.