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Why the delay in cancer-protection standards?

Authors
Rose-V
Source
Occup Health Saf 1977 Jun; 46(3):49-50
NIOSHTIC No.
00071449
Abstract
The problem of the time lag between the development of recommendations for standards and completion of the standard is discussed. In five years the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has submitted more than 250 recommendations to OSHA, which has developed 17 standards. As the list of known carcinogens continues to grow, NIOSH will recommend that OSHA implement emergency temporary standards immediately for benzene (71432), 4,4'- methylenebis-o-2-chlorobenzenamine (101144), and certain hexavalent chromium (7440473) compounds. The toxicity of these substances is known, and recommendations for standards have been in OSHA's possession for periods of up to three years without any action being taken; meanwhile workers continue to be exposed.
Keywords
IOHSA5; NIOSH-Author; Toxic-substances; Safety-standards; Benzenes; Amines; Occupations; Exposure; Legislation; Industrial-health
CODEN
OHSADQ
CAS No.
71-43-2; 101-14-4; 7440-47-3
Publication Date
19770601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
Source Name
Occupational Health and Safety
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