Industrial Hygiene Hours & Appointments
The Navy’s industrial hygiene personnel use workplace evaluations and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure, and use engineering and work practice controls to control potential health hazards.
The goals of industrial hygiene are:
- To anticipate hazards before operations begin, to identify existing hazards, to determine the extent or degree of the hazards, and to make appropriate recommendations to eliminate or reduce hazards to as low as reasonably achievable.
- To establish and document an historical record of exposure levels for Navy personnel and to communicate exposure monitoring results.
- To ensure and demonstrate compliance with safety and health exposure criteria.
- To provide a basis for medical surveillance examinations.
Monday through Friday: 0730-1630
Exposure Monitoring may be scheduled outside of these hours by prior arrangement: (817) 782-5926
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: CLOSED
Industrial Hygiene personnel provide the following services at Naval Branch Health Clinic Ft Worth to Navy and Marine Corps commands/activities:
- Industrial hygiene surveys - Worksite analyses and evaluations per frequencies specified in the OPNAVINST 5100.23 series for workspaces with Navy and Marine Corps military and or civilian (GS or NAFE) employees
- Exposure assessments - Personal, area, or site specific evaluations for chemical, physical, biological, and biomechanical hazards encountered by employees in the workplace (i.e. chemical inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact; noise; vibration; ventilation; temperature; radiation; illumination; indoor air quality; musculoskeletal stress, etc.)
- Engineering and construction design reviews - Review of plans/specifications for new construction/building modifications as required by OPNAVINST 5100.23; Review of work orders for building/process modifications
- Audits for Respiratory Protection Programs - Provide guidance and recommendations for developing standard operating procedures, cartridge/filter change-out schedules, etc., to Respiratory Protection Program Managers
- Assessment of engineering and administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE)– Provide guidance for engineering and administrative workplace controls to reduce or eliminate personnel exposure, and evaluate and recommend PPE use where these controls are not feasible
- Review of safety data sheets (SDS) for product additions to the command/activity’s Authorized Use List
What should patients bring with them?
· Your military ID card
· Your medical records and also civilian medical records, orders.