Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Management
This new Army Regulation dated 16 May 2007–
o Implements the Presidential Review Directive 5 (August, 1998); the Joint Chiefs of Staff capstone document, “Force Health Protection”; and the National Research Council’s, “Strategies to Protect the Health of Deployed U.S. Forces” (chap 1).
o Requires the inclusion of occupational and environmental health risks in Army composite risk management processes for military planning and operations (para 1-5).
o Requires commanders to be aware of, consider, and make informed risk management decisions pre-, during, and post-deployments regarding occupational and environmental risks (paras 1-5 and 2-22).
o Establishes and directs the implementation of an Armywide program for deployment occupational and environmental health risk management (chaps 1, 2, and 3).
o Defines responsibilities for the Army Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Management Program (chap 2).
o Defines the Army Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Management Program objectives, elements, and procedures (chap 3).
o Requires the implementation of Department of Defense directives and instructions and Joint Staff guidance regarding deployment occupational and environmental health risk management, deployment health surveillance and readiness, and occupational and environmental surveillance (para 3-3).