Engineer officers in the Corps range in specialties from traditional chemical, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering disciplines to the emerging biomedical, computer, and environmental specialties. Engineer officers:
- Promote public health and prevent and control the spread of disease by installing water treatment and delivery systems and wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems for underserved populations.
- Conduct research and evaluations to reduce workers' exposures to occupational safety and health hazards.
- Evaluate medical devices and electronic products at Federal testing facilities and inspect domestic and international facilities where these products are manufactured.
- Regulate the environmental impacts resulting from activities of industry and State/local government.
- Provide guidance on designing, constructing, and operating "healthy buildings."
- Provide facilities management, planning, and construction services for health care delivery facilities and laboratory research complexes.
- Identify, assess, and evaluate the health risks associated with hazardous waste sites, unplanned releases of hazardous substances, and environmental contamination or pollution, and help prevent or reduce further exposure and resulting illnesses.
- Maintain a mobile engineering force to respond to natural and man-made disasters.
Engineer officers in the Commissioned Corps work throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in other Federal agencies and programs. The majority of engineer officers are assigned to the following:
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