Figure 1-1. Possible IH Health Hazards
a. Implementation Plan. A plan must be developed that lists IH functions,
resources available, and a prioritized schedule for accomplishing the required tasks.
Implementation plans should include the following:
(1) List of prioritized program activity requirements such as sampling,
ventilation monitoring, and surveys.
Quarterly or monthly schedule of activities to accomplish requirements.
List of activities that cannot be accomplished with available resources.
Additional support needed from other sources such as USAEHA.
b. Health Hazard Information Module.
(1) Establishing and maintaining a current inventory of OH hazards is the
key element of the Occupational Hazards Program. Inventories contain detailed
information on operations, exposures, and controls. The maintenance of Health Hazard
Information Module (HHIM) should be the first priority in the implementation plan. The
information obtained from the HHIM should be used to establish air-sampling
schedules, determine ventilation measurement requirements, request assistance from
USAEHA, plan medical monitoring, and prioritize actions. The inventory process is
used to recognize OH hazards prior to their evaluation and control. Figure 1-2 shows
the flow of the Industrial Hygiene Program.