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What is the difference between the PESHE and the EHA? Do contractors write both? Does the government get to review these?
I hope you are doing well during this terrible pandemic. I am unfamiliar with the EHA (Environmental Health Assessment?). I am familiar however with the PESHE. Below is an extract from the DoD Integrated Product Support Element Guidebook, dated 28 November 2011:
The PM/PSM should monitor and assess the effectiveness of mitigation measures to determine whether additional control actions are required. The PM then documents the effectiveness of mitigation measures in the Programmatic Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Evaluation (PESHE). Relevant information may include related mishap data, adverse health effects, and significant environmental impacts from system development, testing, training, operation, sustainment, maintenance, and demilitarization and disposal.
DoD Instruction 5000.02 establishes requirements for PMs to manage ESOH risks for a system's lifecycle. The PM is required to have a PESHE for Milestone B (or Program Initiation for ships), Milestone C, and Full-Rate Production Decision Review (FRP DR) that includes:
• Identification of ESOH responsibilities;
• The strategy for integrating ESOH considerations into the systems engineering process;
• Identification of ESOH risks and their status;
• A description of the method for tracking hazards throughout the life cycle of the system;
• Identification of hazardous materials, wastes, and pollutants (discharges /emissions / noise) associated with the system and plans for their minimization and/or safe disposal;
• A compliance schedule covering all system-related activities for the NEPA.
I suggest you reference the IPSE Guidebook, 2011. If you email me, I would be happy to send you a .PDF copy of the document. When I supported a PM, we had SETA safety contractors actually write the PESHE and head up the PESHE IPT, which I participated. The IPSE guidebook does a very good job of explaining what our roles as PSMs/Logisticians are when supporting the PESHE development process too.
As the others have mentioned, the PESHE is a program document. Regardless of whether contractors have "assisted" in drafting the PESHE, it is the Program Manager who is the author of this document.
Environmental Hazard Analysis (EHA) is a contractor activity. A program with multiple contractors could task each of them with performing an Environmental Hazard Analysis under MIL-STD-882E, Task 210. If the Government wants to see a report on this analysis effort, it will include Data Item DI-SAFT-82239 "Environmental Hazard Analysis (EHA) Report" in the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL). (If the Government wants approval authority over the Report, that would also need to be annotated on the CDRL item.)
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