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VALUES: 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. Sound science is our guidance. 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 CORE COMPETENCIES: 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. Topics and Services Best Practices/Toolkit 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. Success Stories from the Field "Doing IT in DOEHRS: A Success Story from the Field" “Funding, Implementing, and Creating Ergonomics Solutions" DoD Ergo Working Group Best Practices ... (more) Biological Safety Cabinets Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are ventilated cabinets that 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 from aerosols generated from microbiological or pharmaceutical procedures performed within the laboratory or clean room. They are the prin... (more) Career Program Career Program 12, Safety and Occupational Health The Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) provides Army civilian personnel with a roadmap for career development. ACTEDS is a systematic, competency-based approach to identify the right kind of training at the right point in Army civilian careers. For Army industrial hygienists and the following Army safety and occupatio... (more) 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. HMIRS is a Department of Defense (DoD) automated system developed and maintained by the Defense Logistics Agency. It also contains value-added information input by the service/agency focal points. This value-added... (more) IH Related Fact Sheets Asbestos: The Clinical Effects Biological Biological Safety Cabinets Biological Safety Cabinets: Certification Biological Safety Cabinets: Types Lead Guidance on Lead in Artificial Turf Home and Traditional Remedies and Lead Poisoning. A Fact Sheet for Health Care Professionals Chlorine IEDs and Preventive Medicine Actions Depleted Uranium Depleted Uranium -... (more) IH Related Technical Guides 41 - Personal Hearing Protective Devices: Their Fitting, Care and Use 44 - Suggested Procedures for Handling and Recording Noise Complaints at Military Installations 82 - Microwave Leakage Probe System 141 - Industrial Hygiene Sampling Guide 156 - Questions and Answers: Video Display Terminals 190 - Guide to Managing Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens 195 - Mortuary A... (more) Indoor Air Quality and Mold 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. Our IH experts include professional mechanical engineers, certified industrial hygienists, certified indoor environmental consultants, engineering and industrial... (more) 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. Sources of Leadership Training within the Army The Civilian Education System Leader Development Program offers four courses that replace the previous inventory of legacy courses offered for Army civilians—Foundation, Bas... (more) Noise Assessment In support of the Army Hearing Program, noise assessment surveys are conducted upon request. The surveys evaluate the magnitude of potential occupational noise exposures to military and civilian personnel.... (more) Professional Development As members of the Army’s Career Program 12, industrial hygienists (IHs) and technicians (GS-9 and above) can apply for funding for various training. Careerists are required to submit an Individual Development Plan (IDP) via the CP-12 Website . The IDP is a personal action plan, jointly agreed to by the individual and their supervisor that identifies short- and long-term career goals. For suggest... (more) Regulations and Policy Department of Defense Directives 4715.1E - Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) Department of Defense Instructions 6055.1 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program 6055.05 - Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) 6050.05 - DoD Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program 6055.11 - Protection of DoD Personnel from Exposure to Radiofrequency Radi... (more) Respiratory Protection The Army IH Program: Provides subject matter expertise for the use of commercial and military respiratory protective equipment and respirator programs. Provides subject matter expertise for the use of commercial respirators in military specific applications as well as use of military respirators for chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and toxic industrial materials. ... (more) Useful IH Links Government Links The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency under the Department of Labor that sets and enforces occupational health and safety regulations, such as the permissible exposure limits (PELs). OSHA’s mission is to provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships: and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.The... (more) Ventilation 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. We support all types of occupancies from heavy industrial to medical to office, including facilities for deployed units. Our team provides engineering support to Indus... 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