The bioenvironmental engineering career field is the Air Force equivalent to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this career field, you will survey and evaluate community and industrial workplace environments and recommend controls to keep environmental and occupational exposures within acceptable limits. You will be a part of the aerospace medicine team whose aim is to promote the health and well-being of all Air Force personnel. You will use specialized survey instruments and equipment to collect samples and evaluate hazards that may exist in the workplace, such as exposure to toxic chemicals or intense noise. You will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of controls such as industrial ventilation systems and personal protective equipment. You will also use environmental sampling equipment to collect drinking water, wastewater, air, soil and other environmental samples for physical, chemical, radiological and bacteriological analysis. You will operate radiation-measuring instruments and conduct surveys of facilities, equipment and operations to ensure that the use and disposal of radioactive material comply with environmental safety and health standards. You will also perform medical readiness surveys to identify chemical, biological and radiological agents and provide advice on decontamination and protection procedures for medical personnel, patients, equipment and facilities. PAY CHART
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