(2) Investigate factors involved in individual cases of communicable and
chronic disease, in outbreaks of communicable disease, and in nosocomial infections.
Provide guidance on procedures for immunization programs.
(4) Provide professional guidance for all other immunizations and skin
sensitivity tests and ensure proper reading and recording of these procedures.
(5) Provide professional medical guidance to the community health,
environmental health, occupational health, and safety programs.
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES
a. The preventive medicine service is usually responsible for health and safety
programs. The goal of such a program is to eliminate any unsafe conditions and
practices at the medical treatment facility. Accident prevention controls are established
in order to prevent motor accidents, fires, explosions, building collapses, exposure to
b. The program is designed to prevent the following manpower and monetary
loses due to accidents:
(1) Injuries to medical treatment facility personnel regardless of duty or
Injuries to civilian employees when under the control of the post.
Damage to equipment, material, and property under control of the post.
(4) Injuries to military and civilian service personnel while working under
control of the post.
(5) Injuries to any non-Army personnel and damage to any non-Army
property while under control of the post.
a. The basic mission of the preventive medicine service at a fixed facility is to
prevent employee illness and increase efficiency by protecting the health of Army
personnel and their dependents.
b. Preventive medicine at a fixed facility is more oriented toward community
health issues than is field preventive medicine. This is due to the greater complexity of
community and family life at a fixed facility.