Accession Number : ADA187280

Title :   A Study to Determine the Appropriateness of Computerizing the Occupational Health Surveillance Program at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Beattie, Bonita L

PDF Url : ADA187280

Report Date : 31 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : In 1970 the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted. Its purpose was to insure safe and healthful working conditions for every working man and woman in the nation and to preserve our human resources. The Army uses the Occupational Health Surveillance Program to insure compliance with OSHA regulations. This study examines the Occupational Health Surveillance Program at an Army Installation in order to determine the appropriateness of computer application in the monitoring of civilian employee health status. The author examines the present system, determines it to be ineffective and inefficient, and makes recommendations to improve the system. Keywords: Health care; Management; Computerizing.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH, *JOBS, *SAFETY, ARMY FACILITIES, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, HUMANS, MASSACHUSETTS, WORK, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE