Accession Number:

ADA539265

Title:

An Analysis of U.S. Army Health Hazard Assessments During the Acquisition of Military Materiel

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

Musculoskeletal-related occupational illnesses and injuries comprise a large majority of military outpatient encounters and result in decreased combat readiness and degraded Soldier performance. The U.S. Army Health Hazard Assessment Program works to reduce health-related adverse consequences from new technology and equipment by identifying and evaluating health hazards during the acquisition of military materiel. This study evaluated the programs Hazard Inventory database using descriptive statistics in order to determine trends in hazard assessments, database accuracy, and consistency of health hazard communication to materiel developers. It determined that ergonomic-related health hazards are not the most common health hazard type evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE