- Conduct and document workplace evaluations to ensure occupational health hazards are anticipated, recognized, evaluated, and controlled
- Inform organizations when non-compliant with regulatory occupational health requirements
- 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 occupational health and safety training
- Disseminate and communicate targeted occupational health and safety information
- Work cooperatively with other Army programs to ensure compliance with applicable Federal and state laws and codified regulations
- Provide tools and ideas to improve the efficiency and management of installation industrial hygiene programs
- Reduce costs associated with lost-time, medical treatment and surveillance, and workers’ compensation and liability to the Army
SURVEYS & TRAINING:
Provides references, information and links about the Army Asbestos Program; controlling and eliminating asbestos within the U.S. Army.
Develops basic ergonomics program training, assessments and answers frequently asked questions in order to mitigate work-related musculoskeletal injuries.
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.
Introductory training in confined space awareness, procedure, responsibilities and SOPs.
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.
Introduction to definitions, labeling, compliance, associated health hazards and MSDS (SDS) maintenance.
IH Deployment Support
Training is provided to soldiers on the principles and operations of the Medical Equipment Set-Industrial Hygiene (MES-IH) Kit, which is fielded worldwide with Preventive Medicine (PM) deployed personnel.
USAPHC’s IH Equipment Laboratory team has expert knowledge of the latest IH sampling and monitoring equipment, monitoring techniques, and equipment procurement. They can provide equipment recommendations and short term equipment loans.
IH Professional Development
Industrial hygiene professional development information and resources to include information on CP-12, ACTEDS, IDPs, Certifications and training sources.
IH Program Management
Recommendations provided to enhance the implementation and management of installation IH Programs.
Effective and informative communication of real or perceived occupation health hazards to effected personnel in a manner appropriate for the actual risk.
IH Related Training
Hands-on equipment familiarization, PowerPoint presentations and desktop consultations.
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.
Lead hazard management by surveys, sampling, and reports.
Noise level surveys by noise dosimeter and sound level meters.
Personal Protective Equipment
Guidance on proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and usage based on employees work environment.
Recommendations on Unit Respiratory Protection Programs, proper respirators and fit testing.
Industrial HVAC evaluations and recommendations.