Marine base camp construction lauded for safety milesone

Thursday - 7/19/2012, 2:57pm EDT

More than one million man hours have gone into building a new Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton without any "DART" incidents.

That means there have been no injuries severe enough to workers to cause them days away from work, restriction of their work activities or transfer to a another type of work because of injury. The Marine Corps calls it a "safety milestone."

The project also recently took home the Complex Project Award at the 2011-2012 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Anaheim. Cmdr. Whit Robinson attributed the multiple successes of the project to the "clear sense of purpose and the incredibly strong desire by all team members" to achieve the goal.

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