INTRODUCTION TO SANITARY SURVEYS AND INSPECTIONS
a. Sanitary surveys and inspections are effective tools for preventing disease
and injury. However, to be effective, sanitary surveys and inspections must be planned
properly and carried out by qualified personnel.
b. Subcourse MD0164 will provide you with information for conducting sanitary
surveys of the following facilities:
(1) Troop housing.
(2) Barber and beauty shops.
(3) Mobile home parks.
c. Inspections of additional facilities are discussed in Subcourse MD0165.
PURPOSE OF SANITARY SURVEYS AND INSPECTIONS
a. The basic purpose of sanitary surveys and inspections is to collect and
evaluate medical data on various Army facilities. Sanitary surveys are broad in scope;
they are designed to evaluate a facility on all factors that could cause disease or injury.
b. There are three general areas covered by sanitary surveys and inspections:
environmental factors, disease prevalence, and military requirements.