b. Department of Defense. Department of Defense Instructions (DODI) have
provided definitive policy for implementation of OSH programs. DODI 6050.5, 6055.1,
6055.5, and 6055.12 are key documents that establish program organization,
responsibilities, and staff relationships.
c. Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics, and Environment).
Overall, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (SA) (Installations, Logistics, and
Environment) (ASAIL&E)) through the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA)
(Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) has the ultimate responsibility
for the Army's environmental programs, and overall policy and guidance authority
concerning all Army environmental matters. Industrial hygiene is an integral part of the
DA OSH programs. Some new and stricter enforcement of existing safety and
occupational health standards require greater understanding and clarification of
command and individual responsibilities. These responsibilities require personnel to
take essential preventive measures to combat and eliminate industrial hygiene
problems or hazards. For example, OSHA may request that the Corps of Engineers
(COE) or Director of Engineering and Housing (DEH) (depending on the organizational
structure for that location) construct an enclosure for a machine to reduce the noise.
d. Department of the Army. The DA programs are specified in Army
Regulations. (AR) 40-5, Preventive Medicine, and 385-10, Army Safety Program.
Department of the Army is responsible for the policies and procedures to preserve,
protect, and restore the quality of the workplace environment and the people working
e. Installation Occupational Safety and Health Program. Personnel and
activities responsible for supporting and monitoring the OSH Program include the
(a) Post preventive medicine (PVNTMED) service. The post
preventive medicine service is involved in all elements of the program and is part of the
installation United States Army Medical Center (MEDCEN) or medical department
(b) Post safety officer. The post safety officer is the installation
coordinator of the entire safety program. Usually, the installation OSH manager serves
on the installation Commander's staff.
(c) Audiologist. The audiologist is a consultant for the Hearing
Conservation Program personnel.
(d) Director of Engineering and Housing. The DEH provides
manpower and resources to eliminate health hazards through engineering construction,
additions, and/or changes.