Accession Number:

ADA411903

Title:

Occupational Health and Safety Research in the U.S. Army: Comparability with Civilian Employee Cohorts

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Problem-Characteristics distinguishing the U.S. Army as an occupational cohort have been used as arguments against conducting occupational health and safety research in the military. Method - Military occupation codes were mapped to civilian standard occupation codes SOC and counts of Army personnel by job, and proportions were compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of the distribution of civilian jobs. Results -Seventy-two percent of enlisted personnel, 65 of commissioned officers and 61 of warrant officers had jobs with direct civilian counterparts. Proportions of Army and civilian workforces were nearly identical for some SOC e.g., transportation, material moving. Conclusion - The majority of Army personnel have jobs with civilian counterparts. Occupational research in the Army focusing on specific jobs and job tasks will be relevant to many civilians

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE