d. The appropriate DCP is responsible for establishing a system for identifying
individual civilian employees who are recipients of any particular occupational health
service and for notifying them when they are scheduled to receive it; for example:
periodic job related health examination. The system will include identifying new
employees as well as those changing jobs into and out of the program. This may be
accomplished by annotating manual records or coding automatic records. Because the
DCP, the safety officer, and the medical treatment facility (MTF) are all involved, it may
be necessary to establish a written standing operating procedures (SOP) to delineate
respective responsibilities. Coordination with the military unit of assignment is required
to ensure scheduling of active duty personnel for job-related examinations.
e. Installation labor relations advisors are responsible for ensuring that
occupational health service specified in labor agreements are within the capabilities and
resources of the health care provider. Provisions of existing agreements need to be
considered when changes in services are deemed necessary.
f. The Surgeon General (TSG), through the preventive medicine professionals
on his staff, provides technical guidance and assistance Army-wide. In addition, he is
responsible for accomplishing the following:
(1) Initiating policies, preparing directives, and providing technical advice on
matters pertaining to occupational health hazards and practices.
(2) Making inspections, analyzing reports, and maintaining records
necessary to ensure the effectiveness of occupational health programs.
(3) Maintaining liaison with the US Public Health Service and other
governmental and/or private agencies concerned with occupational health.
SOURCES OF SUPPORT
a. Technical surveys and consultant assistance are available from the US Army
Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA), upon request through command channels.
b. In emergencies, information concerning the composition of the solvents may
be obtained from the nearest Poison Information Center. The telephone number
nearest Poison Information Center should be prominently posted so as to be readily
available at all facilities that might receive cases for emergency care.
c. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides
training in OH and IH subjects as well as authorizing studies and recommended
procedures addressing OH and IH issues.