The Bioenvironmental Engineering element of the Preventive Medicine Flight conducts assessments and communicates health effects, control measures, and outcomes in order to mitigate or eliminate Occupational Health, Radiation Safety, and Environmental Health hazards. These assessments are driven through the collection of site-specific data to characterize exposure pathways and levels to chemical, physical or radiological contaminants, performing on-site Health-Risk Assessments at work centers across the installation and communicating those health risk(s) to commanders. BE uses analytical or predictive exposure modeling data to mitigate or eliminate health risks during future operations or other similar and concurrent operations by advising senior leadership and affected communities about health risks associated with operations and missions, the environment, and recreational activities.
BE is responsible for conducting protective mask fit tests for deploying members, those PCSing overseas and attending CBRN training at Emergency Management. Fit testing is done on a walk-in basis every Wednesday at Building 1609.