Occupational Medicine

Last Updated: January 14, 2019
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What is The Army Occupational Health Program?

The Army Occupational Health Program consists of programs and services aimed at preventing or reducing work-related adverse health outcomes. Occupational health applies the disciplines of medicine, biology, epidemiology, engineering, economics, education, politics, and the law to protect workers from hazards in the workplace. These programs and services are necessary to anticipate, identify, assess, communicate, and control occupational illness and injury threats. These threats may occur in various worksites such as research laboratories, weapons depots, satellite communication control rooms, or hospitals. Occupational health services are tailored to the hazards that are anticipated or identified.

What does the Occupational Medicine Division the U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) do?

The APHC Occupational Medicine Division is currently a division under the Clinical Public Health and Epidemiology (CPHE) Directorate of APHC. The APHC is a field operating activity under the Deputy Chief of Staff, Public Health established to provide health promotion and preventive medicine leadership and services. The APHC provides technical support to the Army Public Health Enterprise. The Occupational Medicine Division serves as a resource for Army occupational health program management and clinical services and provides service support to the MEDCOM Deputy Commanding General for Operations, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Health, the OTSG/MEDCOM Public Health Directorate, and the MEDCOM Regional Health Commands.