Industrial Hygiene: Science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the community.
The goals of the Industrial Hygiene Program is to implement the Department of the Army IH mission. - Provide support to the Warfighter, conserve resources, enhance readiness by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards where military and civilian personnel work and serve.
Ensure regulatory compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws and DA regulations pertaining to IH hazards. - Conduct workplace health hazard assessments to anticipate, recognize and evaluate IH hazards. - Recommend appropriate engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and personal protective equipment to prevent or reduce the risk of injury and illness. - Provide training to inform personnel of workplace health and safety risks and the actions for eliminating or minimizing risks.