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The Industrial Hygiene Field Operations Manual provides the Navy’s standard practice of the technical aspects of Industrial Hygiene. It’s authority derives from reference in OPNAVINST 5100.23 Series. The manual is under continuous maintenance and is updated as the state-of-the art and body of scientific knowledge changes.

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Individual Files

File Name


Nov 2019

Title Page and Table of Contents


Aug 2022

Record of Changes

IHFOM CH1.PDF (23.63 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 1 - Introduction


Aug 2022

Chapter 2 - Industrial Hygiene Surveys and Survey Reports


Aug 2022

Chapter 3 - Sampling Procedures

IHFOM CH4.PDF (176.00 KB)

Jan 2021

Chapter 4 - Exposure Assessment Strategies

IHFOM CH5.PDF (97.15 KB)

Feb 2021

Chapter 5 - Noise Surveys

IHFOM CH6.PDF (151.31 KB)

Apr 2022

Chapter 6 - Ventilation

IHFOM CH7.PDF (100.92 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 7 - Asbestos Monitoring Procedures

IHFOM CH8.PDF (106.52 KB)

Aug 2021

Chapter 8 - Equipment Maintenance and Calibration

IHFOM CH9.PDF (262.35 KB)

Sep 2021

Chapter 9 - Respiratory Protection

IHFOM CH10.PDF (64.27 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 10 - Personal Protection Equipment and Chemical Protective Clothing

IHFOM CH11.PDF (123.27 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 11 - Ultraviolet Radiation

IHFOM CH12.PDF (241.17 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 12 - Hazardous Materials Spills/Waste Operations

IHFOM CH13.PDF (20.20 KB)

Nov 2019

Chapter 13 - Indoor Environmental Quality

File Name

NMCPHC 5100/12 (143.23 KB)

May 2017

Audiometric Test Booth Certification Form

NMCPHC 5100/13 (141.50 KB)

Oct 2021

Industrial Hygiene Air Sample Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/14 (134.00 KB)

Apr 2019

Industrial Hygiene Single Stressor Air Sample Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/15 (120.00 KB)

Sep 2019

Industrial Hygiene Direct Reading Single Stressor Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/16 (68.00 KB)

Sep 2014

Industrial Hygiene Bulk/Wipe Sample Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/17 (58.00 KB)

Jul 2019

Industrial Hygiene Noise Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/18 (123.00 KB)

May 2021

Industrial Hygiene Noise Dosimetry Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/19 (67.50 KB)

Sep 2014

Industrial Hygiene Heat Stress Ashore Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/20 (72.50 KB)

Sep 2014

Industrial Hygiene Heat Stress Afloat Survey Form

NMCPHC 5100/21 (63.50 KB)

Oct 2017

Asbestos Fiber Counting Form

NMCPHC 5100/22 (29.00 KB)

Oct 2017

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Form

NMCPHC 5100/23 (4.00 MB)

Sep 2019

Industrial Hygiene Direct Reading Multiple Stressors Sample Survey Form


The field of IH is constantly changing and this manual will be updated/revised as necessary. The Date column refers to the most current version of each document. Comments and recommendations to improve this manual are desired and welcomed.

Forward your comments by email to: or by mail to the address listed at the end of Chapter 1.

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