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Accession Number PB2014-107707
Title Advancing Workforce Health at the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting Those Who Protect Us.
Publication Date 2014
Media Count 380p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Protecting the homeland is physically and mentally demanding and entails many inherent risks, necessitating a DHS workforce that is mission ready. Among other things, mission readiness depends on (1) a workforce that is medically ready (free of health-related conditions that would impede its ability to participate fully in operations and achieve mission goals), and (2) the capability, through an operational medicine program, to provide medical support for the workforce and others who come under the protection or control of DHS during routine, planned, and contingency operations. Meeting these two requirements necessitates implementing an overarching workforce health protection strategy encompassing occupational health and operational medicine functions that serve to promote, protect, and restore the physical and mental well-being of the workforce.
Keywords Department of Homeland Security(DHS)
Environmental health
Health care
Health care utilization
Labor force
Occupational health
Public health

Source Agency National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
NTIS Subject Category 41I - Job Environment
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
Corporate Author Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number HSHQDC-11-D-00009

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