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Health and Safety Directorate

Division of Environmental Health & Industrial Hygiene (CG-1133)


To protect the men and women of the Coast Guard by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and then controlling biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the work place.
Environmental Health

The Division of Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, and biological factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially adversely affect the health of present and future generations.

We support the following programs:
Crew Endurance Management (CEM) assessments and training Human Factors Assessments in Mishaps (.ppt)
De-ratting Exemption Certificates (vessels) Human Research Protection Program
Disaster Response Support Human System Integration (HSI) support
Epidemiological Investigations Impact Shock & Vibration Evaluations
Ergonomic Evaluations Loran C studies - Q&As
Potential Radiation Exposure Associated with Assignment to Coast Guard (CG) LORAN Stations (LORSTA)

On Health Concerns

On Radiological Surveys
Food Sanitation and Food-borne Illness Investigations Occupational Medical Surveillance & Evaluation Program (OMSEP)
Hearing Conservation Program Assistance (HCP) Overseas Deployment Information Packages & Training
Heat and Cold Stress
NIOSH's Summer Hazards for Workers

Weather Conversion Calc.

Pest Control (Integrated Pest Management)
Potable Water & Waste Water Concerns
Housing Risk Assessment (e.g. Lead, Radon, Asbestos) 

Lead & Asbestos in Housing (HUD Lead; EPA Lead, Asbestos)

Respiratory Protection Assistance
Workplace Industrial Hygiene Evaluations

Mishap Reporting Systems and Tools

Our Web Applications are available through the CG Portal. For Shore & Afloat mishap reporting, search using the words: "Mishap Reporting." For aviation mishaps, search using "AVIATRS."  For Unit Safety Assessment Tool, search using "USAT."

For assistance with connecting to these databases, contact Ms. Teresa Lane.


Related Links

Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center

Mishap Analysis Investigations, Boards, and Reports


Other Links

Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB)

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine (CHPPM)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

2008 DOT Emergency Response Guide (ERG)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Naval Safety Center

Navy Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Training Center

Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

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