e. The specific objectives of the AOHP are to:
(1) Ensure that all eligible personnel, both military and civilian, are
physically, mentally, and psychologically suited to their work.
(2) Ensure that physical and mental health is maintained during the period
of their service or employment.
(3) Reduce economic loss caused by physical deficiency, sickness, and
injury of military personnel and civilian employees.
(4) Ensure proper medical care and rehabilitation of the occupationally
diseased and injured.
(5) Prevent decreased combat readiness caused by occupational illness
and injury to military personnel.
f. While the emphasis seems to be placed on the economic gain to the
Government, it is important to note that the worker who sustains an injury or develops
an illness, whether job related or not, suffers an economic loss due to non-employment,
which impacts on his family and perhaps even on his community as well. The
elimination or reduction of job related injuries and illness might be thought of as the end
goal of the AOHP.
a. Managers and supervisors at all levels are responsible for:
1) Keeping informed of occupational health hazards and requirements in
activities under their control.
Training employees in appropriate safety practices.
(3) Enforcing the use of protective clothing and equipment, and other
workplace procedures and practices.
(4) Providing the Directorate of Civilian Personnel (DCP) officer with health
and safety information necessary for effective job classification and placement actions.
b. Safety personnel at all echelons of command have the overall staff
responsibility for OSHA compliance (AR 385-10) and maintain expertise relative to the
c. The installation or activity commander is responsible for the health aspects of
OSHA on the installation and must provide the services to maintain them.