(17) Campsites are chosen that are as free as possible of hazardous
(18) Directives governing the sanitary inspection and quarantine of vessels
aircraft of the Armed Forces are enforced (AR 4-0-12).
(19) Adequate environmental pollution reduction measures are instituted (AR
(20) Appropriate health education information is distributed.
b. Medical Authority. The medical authority refers to those officers responsible
for providing medical support to a unit, post, or installation. Unit and command
surgeons, medical activity and medical center commanders, and other AMEDD officers
are common examples of those serving as a medical authority. The medical authority at
an installation operates the preventive medicine program and reports to and advises the
commander on preventive medicine issues. To fulfill this responsibility, the medical
authority is required to:
(1) Establish a preventive medicine program and provide administrative and
logistical support. This includes office and laboratory space, supplies and equipment,
Report to and advise commanders concerning:
(a) Location of military installations.
(b) Water treatment and distribution.
(c) Liquid and solid waste collection, treatment, and disposal.
(d) Collection, treatment and disposal of laboratory, industrial, and
other hazardous wastes.
(e) Natural bathing areas and artificial swimming pools.
(f) Programs for vector and animal-borne disease control. This
facility engineer. Effective safety measures must be used in vector control operations.
(g) Housing, including ventilation, heating, lighting, and space
allocations or requirements.
(h) Sanitary standards for the inspection, storage, preparation, and
serving of food and beverages.