While outside the Marine Corps command structure, i.e. a medical treatment facility resource, industrial hygienists are direct partners of the Marine Corps safety and occupational health program. Their mission is to protect the health and well-being of Marines, Sailors and civilians from chemical, biological and physical health hazards present at or coming from, the workplace.
The industrial hygiene surveys or reports are sent officially via mail or electronically to Commanding Officers or Officers In Charge. An industrial hygiene report includes recommended actions that can reduce or eliminate risks to occupational health hazards. The standard industrial hygiene report will include an executive summary, tables summarizing recommended medical surveillance, occupational health hazards and controls. Also, the report includes specific work center/shop forms containing brief descriptions of work center demographics; work processes; anticipated health hazards; health hazard controls; health hazard recommendations; and medical surveillance. It is the Commander's responsibility to ensure his supervisors and employees receive and understand their specific workcenter industrial hygiene findings and recommendations as well as abate identified occupational health hazards.