Health and Environ- mental Resource System (HERS) is a relational-database computer program with a graphical user interface that assists members of an envi- ronmental health organization in the collection, analysis,

and reporting of data pertaining to industrial hygiene, radiation health, environmental sanitation, control of pollution, management of construction, management of hazardous materials, and administration. Prior to the development of HERS, most of the data were stored, variously, in paper files or in non-relational computer files accessible by only one user. Consequently, there was no easy way to perform comprehensive assessments of risk, and reporting was jeopardized by inconsistency and unavailability of data. HERS is designed for a multiuser environment and provides for interactive management of data as well as robust tracking and scheduling of tasks. Webbased application programs to be linked with HERS are being developed to enable the exchange of data with customers and with employees in the field. Also under development is a capability for importing data from a geographical information system so that HERS data can be linked to map locations: All the data about a location shown on a map will be accessible by clicking on a mouse.

This program was written by Pamela Tucker and additional applications to enhance the program were also written by Chris Erickson, Kevin Garbin, and Gary Palmer, Jr., of Comprehensive Health Services for Kennedy Space Center. For further information, please contact:

Pamela Tucker or
Gary Palmer
8810 Astronaut Blvd.
Suite 145
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Tel. No.: (321) 867-9014
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This article first appeared in the September, 2002 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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