Industrial Hygiene 
Army Industrial Hygiene 
Army IH provides support to the warfighter, conserves resources, and enhances readiness by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards where military and civilian personnel work and serve.

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  • The Industrial Hygiene Program embraces the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.      
  • Reduce costs associated with lost-time, medical treatment and surveillance, and workers’ compensation.
  • Worker protection is our focus. We believe that military and civilian personnel have the right to a safe and healthful workplace.
  • Our professional judgment can impact the health and well-being of people; therefore, our technical expertise must be based on the most current science.
  • Teamwork is our practice. Working with other health and safety professionals  is essential to an effective industrial hygiene program.

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  • Conduct workplace evaluations to ensure occupational health hazards are anticipated, recognized, evaluated, and controlled.
  • Prevent and control occupational injuries and illnesses by developing and implementing practical solutions.
  • Promote good industrial hygiene work practices in military and civilian populations.
  • Conduct advanced and sustainment workplace health and safety training.
  • Disseminate and communicate targeted health and safety information.
  • Work cooperatively with other Army programs to ensure compliance with applicable Federal and state laws and codified regulations.
  • Reduce costs associated with lost-time, medical treatment and surveillance, and workers’ compensation.


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IH brochure describes briefly what an IH does when conducting a workplace evaluation.
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Ft Wainwright printed the IH Brochure, affixed their office information, and distributed the IH Brochure in public places at Ft Wainwright.

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Army IH News and Regulatory Summary

The Army IH publication: Army IH News and Regulatory Summary, is now published online monthly.


Army Asbestos Program provides references, information and links about controlling and eliminating asbestos within the U.S. Army.

Biological Safety Cabinets

Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration, laminar air flow, and containment to protect the operator, the product (pharmaceutical products as well as microorganisms), and the environment.


Defense Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System-Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH) reports occupational & environmental health readiness and actively tracks air, water, soil, & environmental hazards for the DoD Military Health System.

Exposure Assessment Strategies

The Department of Defense considers exposure assessment so important to the IH program that they developed the DoD IH Exposure Assessment Model for all the military services to use. The model is based on the AIHA Exposure Assessment Model.

Hazardous Materials Information Resource System (HMIRS)

The Hazardous Materials Information Resource System (HMIRS) is the central repository for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the U.S. Government military services and civil agencies.

IH Competencies

This page includes information on Industrial Hygiene Competencies

IH Equipment

APHC’s IH Equipment Laboratory team has expert knowledge of the latest IH sampling and monitoring equipment, monitoring techniques, and equipment procurement. Based on customers’ needs, they can provide equipment recommendations.

IH Mentoring

Information on Industrial Hygiene mentoring including "what do I need to know about mentorship?"

IH Metrics

Industrial hygiene metrics are extracted from DOEHRS-IH data and feed two separate Army metrics systems.

IH Professional Development

Industrial hygiene professional development information and resources to include information on CP-12, ACTEDS, IDPs, Certifications and training sources.

IH Related Fact Sheets

This page includes links to fact sheets related to industrial hygiene.

IH Related Technical Guides

Industrial Hygiene Related Technical Guides useful to Industrial Hygienists

IH Success Stories

IH Success Stories from the Field. Best practices are the most efficient (least amount of effort) and effective (best results) way of accomplishing a task, based on repeatable procedures that have proven themselves over time.

IH Training

The Official Army IH Training page

Indoor Air Quality and Mold

Army IH provides comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) surveys, in-depth studies, and desktop or onsite consultations upon request. We have the unique capability of offering a multidisciplinary team approach.

Leadership Training

Leadership training prepares the industrial hygienist for supervisory and leadership roles. It is not technical training in areas such as ventilation and indoor air quality.

Noise Assessment

Noise assessment surveys are conducted upon request. The surveys evaluate the magnitude of potential occupational noise exposures to military and civilian personnel in order to quantify the exposures and select effective protective measures.

Personal Protective Equipment

When engineering or administrative controls are not feasible, personal protective equipment can be used to protect workers.

Regulations and Policy

Industrial Hygiene related DoD Directives, Instructions and Manuals, Army regulations, DA Pamphlets, Field Manuals, Technical Bulletins-Medical and other publications.

Respiratory Protection

The Army IH Program provides subject matter expertise for the use of commercial and military respiratory protective equipment and respirator programs.

Useful IH Links

Useful links related to the subject of Industrial Hygiene.


The Army IH Engineering Team helps installations provide a safe and healthy working environment for Soldiers and civilians by providing concept designs, design reviews and ventilation system assessments.



This page provides topics, references and links related to lead hazard management across the U.S. Army.

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