REMINDER—e-SMS Tool Migration into DoD CAC-Enabled Host Complete—The migration of the DoD SMCX e-SMS Tool Suite (e-SMS Tool, Challenge Portal, and ASOHMS Portal) into a new DISA-accredited, CAC-enabled hosting environment took place 12/14/2022. The sites are now live!! For additional information on this migration, please visit or for more details and instructions.


WEBINAR—Our next webinar, “Getting SMART with SOHMS Goals and Objectives: What You Need to Know” is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2023, at 3:30 PM (ET), and will be presented via the 31st Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS). We will post more information once the agenda is officially released. Log in and click here for more details. There will be no SMCX-hosted webinar in March 2023.


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March is Ladder Safety Month
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UPDATED 2022–2023 DoD SMCX Webinar & Workshop Schedule
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Contact Information

DoD SMCX / Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Phone: (877) 292-2880


As of February 11, 2023, 161 Department of Defense sites achieved an active Star recognition, and the SMCX  estimates $16.7M in annual cost savings due to reduced incidents based on data from the more than 600 active Star or In-Progress sites being supported by the SMCX.

About the DoD SMCX

In a statement released 19 May 2003, the Secretary of Defense challenged DoD to improve its safety record stating that "World class organizations do not tolerate preventable accidents."  In 2005, the Secretary of Defense issued a new challenge to reduce mishaps 75% by Fiscal Year 2008.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) have proven to be highly effective in reducing organizations' incident rates and lost work days. Military departments, agencies and installations participating in the VPP process should not only expect an improved safety record but also an overall improved readiness. OSD established the DoD VPP Center of Excellence (VPP CX), now called the Safety Management Center of Excellence (SMCX), to support nominated installations with achieving and maintaining exemplary Safety Management Systems (SMS), such as OSHA VPP. The DoD SMCX provides on-site and remote assistance and training to nominated installations in support of their SMS efforts.