Accession Number : ADA186894

Title :   Consolidation of Environmental Planning, Bioenvironmental Engineering, and Base Safety into a Single Resource Protection Organization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Ridder, Daniel M

PDF Url : ADA186894

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This study investigated how the U.S. Air Force may be able to establish a more effective control over the management of environmental quality, and human health and safety programs. The premise for this study was that consolidating Environmental Planning, Bioenvironmental Engineering, and Base Safety into a single Resource Protection organization may achieve a more effective control of the management of environmental quality, and human health and safety programs. The study found, from the analysis of the functional responsibilities currently being performed by the three organizations, that consolidating the three organizations could achieve a greater coordinated effort in the accomplishment of Air Force environmental quality, and occupational health and safety programs. This study accomplishes three additional objectives. First, the Resource Protection organization was structured in a matrix organizational design; allowing more flexibility for assigning personnel from different branches to the same high priority project. Second, the Resource Protection organization was positioned directly under the command of the senior installation commander; facilitating a higher level of decision making support for environmental compliance matters. Finally, the Resource Protection organization would obtain the delegated authority commensurate with the responsibility of enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, *SAFETY, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, HEALTH, HUMANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING, PROTECTION, QUALITY, RESOURCES, THESES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE