1-13. DIRECTIVES AND REFERENCES
As a PVNTMED specialist involved in Army OH and IH programs, you will require
authoritative information on a variety of technical and policy matters. These directives
and publications will be useful to you.
a. AR 11-34, The Army Respiratory Protection Program. This regulation
implements the provisions of DOD Instruction 6055.1; the legal requirements of Section
134, 29 CFR, Part 1910; and the good practice recommendations of the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard 788.2. It also establishes responsibilities
and outlines the essential elements for the Department of the Army Respiratory
Protection Program and establishes the installation respiratory program director and the
installation respiratory specialist positions.
b. AR 40-5, Health and Environment. This regulation describes the Army
program for health and environment and assigns responsibilities for the various
elements of that program. It specifically provides detailed information on the AOHP.
c. AR 385-10, The Army Safety Program. This regulation outlines the Army
Safety Program and assigns responsibilities for carrying out the various provisions of
the program. It also describes the Army protocol for record keeping and employee
notification required under Public Law 91-598, the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
d. AR 385-30, Safety Signs and Specifications. This regulation provides
detailed information on the safety signs that are to be used in areas where hazards are
e. AR 385-32, Protective Clothing and Equipment. This regulation assigns
commanders of Army installations the responsibility for implementing the use of
protective clothing and equipment as a means of preventing or minimizing personal
hazards to workers. It also provides authority for the procurement, at no cost to the
individual, of such items.
f. TB MED 35, Health Hazards from Solvents. This technical bulletin
discusses the solvents used in certain Army industrial workplaces, guides for the proper
use of the solvents, measures for the protection of workers exposed to the solvents, and
less toxic substances which can be substituted.
g. TB MED 501, Noise and Conservation of Hearing. This technical bulletin
summarizes some important facts relating to noise and its effects on the human ear and
outlines the essential features of a preventive program that has as its aim the
conservation of hearing.