Accession Number:

ADA207987

Title:

Army Occupational Health and AEHA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Army Environmental Hygiene Agency AEHA recently celebrated 38 years of continuous service in support of occupational health programs of the Army. The purpose of this report is to briefly review our historical development, examine some of our current occupational and industrial hygiene programs, and touch on future program efforts. The Army Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, conducts surveys and investigations concerning occupational health hazards in Army-owned and operated industrial plants, arsenals and depots and privately owned and operated ordnance explosive establishments. The end of World War II was the beginning of the nuclear age and attendant Medical Department responsibilities for radiation protection programs beyond the traditional concern for x-ray protection. The US Army has undertaken the demilitarization of obsolete and excess chemical munitions. The Medical Systems Safety and Health Branch is tasked to survey Army hospitals within the United States, to identify and recommend corrective action for safety and health hazards. At present, a continuing study is underway to evaluate the waste anesthetic gases to operating room personnel in Army hospitals. Noise induced hearing loss is considered the most widespread occupational injury incurred by DA personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE