Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.5 (Reference (a)) to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and describe procedures in support of DoD Directive (DoDD) 4715.1E (Reference (b)) and DoDI 6055.01 (Reference (c)).
b. Expands risk management procedures to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health hazards associated with occupational and environmental exposures to chemical, physical, and biological hazards in DoD workplaces to include military operations and deployments.
c. Establishes industrial hygiene (IH) and occupational medical surveillance performance metrics.
d. Establishes the DoD Industrial Hygiene Working Group (IHWG) and the DoD Occupational Medicine Working Group (OMWG).
e. Authorizes other publications related to and supporting (OEH including, but not limited to, DoD 6055.05-M (Reference (d))).
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This Instruction:
(1) To 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 otherorganizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
(2) Within the United States and outside the United States, including contingency operations, although statutory requirements applied by this Instruction generally only apply within the United States.
b. Only applies to contractor operations and personnel associated with contingency contractors deploying to the force in accordance with Reference (c), DoDI 3020.41 (Reference (e)), and contractual agreements.