SCOPE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
The Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) is comprised of a
group of preventive measures or subprograms. These preventive measures and
elements are described in succeeding paragraphs; they should be thought of as the
minimum essential elements of a comprehensive occupational health program.
a. Inventory of Health Hazards.
(1) An inventory of health hazards is the basis for any OHP. Without
knowledge of potential exposures, a sound medical monitoring program cannot be
accomplished. The inventory must be updated periodically and include:
(a) Location. Exact information depicting the site (division, branch,
building number, room number, and so forth).
(b) Operation. Description of the operation and the number of
(c) Exposure. Occupational health hazards (chemical, biological, and
physical, including radiological), both potential and actual, and positions with medical
(d) Controls. The type of control measures in use and the adequacy of
(e) Identification. Identification of personnel at risk to health hazards.
(2) The physician responsible for the OHP will review the inventory of health
hazards to determine the specific pre-placement and/or periodic medical monitoring
examination requirements for each exposure.
(3) A supplemental job category inventory will be maintained for positions
requiring a level of physical fitness for the employee to perform effectively and with
safety to himself/herself and others; that is., firemen and mobile equipment operators.
(4) Health personnel, to include physicians and nurses, must visit work
areas on a regular basis to obtain first hand information concerning the nature of the
various work operations and to maintain liaison with personnel and safety officials,
supervisors, and workers.
(5) Typically, the industrial hygiene personnel who work for the Installation
Medical Authority (IMA) assemble this inventory. They can be augmented or completely
substituted by the Preventive Medicine Specialist (MOS 91S).