95th AMDS sponsors Occupational Health Week

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  • By Capt. Andrew Wagner
  • 95th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
The 95th Aerospace Medicine Squadron will be hosting an "Occupational Health Week" at the Base Exchange starting Tuesday through Nov. 16. 

A variety of informational displays and hands-on demonstrations will familiarize visitors with the occupational health services available to the Edwards community.
Occupational-health specialists will be on-hand each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions. 

The occupational-health program at Edwards is composed of an interdisciplinary team of professionals from bioenvironmental engineering, public health and flight medicine, working together to keep employees across the base healthy. 

Bioenvironmental engineering identifies and controls a wide range of workplace health risks, from noise and chemical exposures to thermal, radiation and biological hazards. 

Public health ensures individuals receive the appropriate occupational-health medical examinations and education based on the risks associated with their jobs. These include audiograms for personnel enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program, training on hazard communication and coordination of the fetal protection program. 

Flight medicine performs multiple physical tests such as preventive health assessments, blood work, visual acuity exams, pulmonary function tests and urinalysis. 

Collectively, the 95th Aerospace Medicine Squadron's occupational-health team employs proactive strategies to maintain and improve the health of the community. This includes regularly visiting industrial shops around the base to detect and resolve potential health issues before they impact our workforce.