(c) Division commander and IG. The commander is responsible for all
that is done or is not done. The IG serves as the commander's eyes and ears and
seeks to resolve problems.
(7) Corps of table of organization and equipment units resources. Corps
PVNTMED teams (sanitation and entomology) provide the same services to the corps
as division PVNTMED sections do for a division.
f. United States Army Environmental Hygiene Agency. The commander,
United States Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA) will provide worldwide
support to PVNTMED programs for the Army through consultation, supportive services,
investigations, and training.
g. Corps of Engineers or Director of Engineering and Housing. The Corps
of Engineers (COE) or Director of Engineering and Housing (DEH) has primary staff
responsibility to the ASA to direct, coordinate, and manage the environmental programs
within the Army. The DEH or COE's main thrust is toward the non-human side such as:
planning, building, restoring, and repairing buildings, land, air, oil as opposed to OSHA
and/or PVNTMED personnel, who are mainly concerned with the human factors such as
how the machine's noise affects the soldier's or Civil Service worker's hearing, what
causes the accident or illness, is there a trend, and how can the problem be alleviated.
h. Installation, Activity, and Unit Commanders. The installation, activity, and
unit commanders are accountable to establish organizational structure to plan, execute,
and monitor workplace environmental health and safety programs. They are to promote
general health and safety and ensure that the workplace occupational and
environmental health programs, within their commands, are followed. Commanders
and their staffs' responsibilities are to ensure that supplies, equipment, facilities, land,
air, water, and substances are not injurious or hazardous to personnel. If illness, injury,
or hazards are noted, then on or offsite surveys and investigations (or whatever is
deemed appropriate for the situation) are to be conducted by trained personnel to find
the cause, trend, or problem. If found unacceptable or inadequate, then action is to be
taken until the problem is corrected and satisfactory standards are once again met.
NOTE: Tenants are considered activity or unit commands. Both Federal and non-
Federal (such as an infantry or medical unit, a directorate or agency) housed on an
installation must comply equally with the requirements of the Federal, state, and local
solid waste and hazardous waste management laws, regulations, and Army policies.
Under new and changing laws, all supervisory and manager personnel are now
responsible, not just the commander.