WHS supports key DoD activities, providing extensive security and privacy services to help them to meet management, training, reporting, and compliance requirements through installation, inspection, and monitoring.
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Safety, Security, and Privacy
WHS reviews accident prevention plans for construction projects on the Pentagon Reservation, and makes recommendations on safe conduct of construction activities. For more information, authorized CAC users may visit the Occupational Safety and Health Branch Website.
The DoD CAF adjudicates, or evaluates, completed personnel security investigations. DoD CAF renders a determination of each individual's eligibility to occupy national security sensitive positions and/or to access classified information.
WHS administers a wide range of environmental sustainment efforts from recycling to energy conservation. The Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy Branch provides advice and support to Pentagon facilities in an effort to maintain environmental standards and regulations.
WHS supports the fire prevention program, providing egress mapping, evacuation training, kitchen fire prevention, kitchen suppression system training, fire inspections, and installation and maintenance of fire alarms, fire sprinklers, and fire walls.
For differently abled Pentagon personnel, WHS creates personalized fire evacuation routes. Additional information is available on the Office of the Pentagon Fire Marshal website.
WHS provides comprehensive Identity Protection & Management (IPM) support to our DoD customers. Support services focus primarily on the DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Common Access Card (CAC) systems. For Additional information, visit the Identity Protection and Management website.
WHS administers the Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSHP) to help prevent and mitigate occupational injuries and illnesses. WHS identifies hazards, minimizes them, and provides reliable, responsive communication. Training in situational awareness is available for employees and customers. Additional information is available on the WHS Occupational Safety and Health Branch website (CAC required).
WHS administers the Office of the Pentagon Fire Marshal (OPFM). Its mission is to protect lives, property, and minimize business/mission interruption by fostering a fire safe environment. WHS provides education, regulation, enforcement, fire and life safety programs, audits, design review, emergency response, investigation, and data collection.
WHS processes employment/personnel security nominations for sensitive and non-sensitive positions. WHS reciprocates existing clearances with other Federal agencies, issues interim clearances, and initiates personnel security investigations with the Office of Personnel Management. For additional information, authorized CAC holders may visit the Personnel Security Operations page.
WHS conducts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to ensure information handling conforms to applicable legal, regulatory, and policy requirements regarding privacy. PIAs are used to determine the risks and effects of collecting, maintaining, and disseminating information in identifiable form in an electronic information system. PIAs are also used to examine and evaluate protections and alternative processes for handling information to mitigate potential privacy risks.