Industrial Hygiene

 DOEHRS-IH & the 8-Step DoD Exposure Assessment Model

Last Updated: August 17, 2023
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The Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH) is a web-based application required to be used by the Department of Defense (DoD) to manage occupational and environmental health risk data and actively track biological, chemical, biological and ergonomic hazards for the military and civilian population world-wide. 

DOEHRS-IH system is used by the Army IH Programs to document, store, and evaluate DoD workplace and process information, work practice observations, occupational personnel exposure data, in-place controls, personal protective equipment usage, exposure assessments, and recommendations for controls and medical surveillance.

The Department of Defense 8-step Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment model (DoD EAM), based on the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Exposure Assessment Model, provides the  structure for the DOEHRS-IH application.  Following the steps of the model helps the IH execute a solid Exposure Assessment Strategy, central to an effective industrial hygiene (IH) program.  Data collected and documented through each of the steps are used to establish longitudinal exposures records for military and civilians. 

Army industrial hygienists are required to take the DOEHRS-IH Initial Course prior to using the system.

Webinars and monthly refresher trainings are offered to keep IH staff current with the application. 

Data extracted from DOEHRS-IH is used for Army and DoD IH Program metrics.