DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)), this instruction reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.1 (Reference (c)) to:
a. Implement the provisions of section 668 of Title 29, United States Code (U.S.C.); Executive Order 12196; part 1960 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); and section 7902 of Title 5, U.S.C. (References (d), (e), (f), and (g)).
b. Update established policy and assigned responsibilities for administering a comprehensive DoD SOH program in accordance with Reference (b).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction:
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
(2) DoD contractor personnel deploying with the force only where contract terms specify DoD responsibility for the safety and health of contractor personnel in accordance with DoDI 3020.41 (Reference (h)).
b. Does not apply to DoD contractor personnel and contractor operations. The contractor is directly responsible for complying with federal and State occupational safety and health (OSH) standards for its employees.