is maintained and a surveillance program will reflect the occupational exposures within
the command. There are other sources of non-ionizing radiation, which include:
microwave oven, leakage, high intensity ultraviolet, infrared, visible, ultrasound, and
be maintained as appropriate. Radiation exposure records for Department of the Army
personnel are maintained at the US Army Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Center at
Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot (LBAD). Reports of monthly or quarterly Dosimetry
results are mailed to the users with updates on a quarterly and annual basis. Locator
cards are placed in the health record to indicate that the Dosimetry records are
maintained at either location. Usually, these current records of exposure are located at
preventive medicine. Civilian employees and military personnel will receive appropriate
periodic medical surveillance (AR 40-14).
(2) Laser radiation refers to light amplification by stimulated emission of
radiation. A laser creates an intense beam of optical radiation that can be hazardous
for considerable distances. Employees, with occupational exposure to laser radiation
sources will be appropriately identified and included in the pertinent medical
surveillance program as stated in Technical Bulletin (TB) MED 279.
(3) Microwave radiation are varying electromagnetic fields in the frequency
range of 10 KHz to 300,000 MHZ with corresponding wavelengths of 30 KM to 1
millimeter (ml). Employees with occupational exposure to microwave radiation sources
will be identified and provided appropriate medical surveillance as in TB MED 523.
m. Occupational Vision Program. An occupational vision program is an
essential part of the periodic health examination program as outlined in TB MED 506.
n. Hearing Conservation Program. The prevention of hearing loss from
exposure to noise requires identification and evaluation of noise-hazardous areas
and/or equipment. Posting of these same noises hazardous areas with appropriate
caution signs, installing engineering control measures, and using hearing protection
devices may be necessary. Pre-placement and periodic monitoring the audiometer of
personnel identified as working in noise hazardous areas supplemented by health
education and supervision and discipline of personnel may be in order. The hearing
conservation program is outlined in TB-MED 501 and DA Pam 40-501.
o. Inspections. All workplaces, including offices, will be inspected at least once
annually to determine if any unsafe or unhealthy conditions exist. In depth surveys
performed by USAEHA will complement the inspections and provide an excellent health
hazard data base for follow-up surveys and inspections. If a condition exists that cannot
be evaluated by medical personnel, a request for support should be submitted through
the established support channels. Every effort should be made to coordinate all
occupational health and/or industrial hygiene surveys and inspections with the
respective safety offices.