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Child Labor Research Needs

August 1997
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 97-143
cover of 97-143

Recommendations from the NIOSH Child Labor Working Team

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 emphasizes the need for standards to protect the safety and health of American workers. To fulfill this need, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a strategy for disseminating information that will help employers protect their workers from workplace hazards. This strategy includes the development of NIOSH Special Hazard Reviews, which support and complement the major standards development and hazard documentation activities of the Institute. These documents deal with hazards that merit research and concern from the scientific community even though they are not currently suitable for comprehensive review in a criteria document or a Current Intelligence Bulletin. NIOSH Special Hazard Reviews are distributed to the occupational health community at large—industries, trade associations, unions, and members of the academic and scientific communities.

 
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