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Developing industrial hygiene as an exact science.

Authors
Leidel-NA
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1977 Jul; 38(7):347-348
NIOSHTIC No.
00075020
Abstract
This letter criticizes some points made in a previous editorial by Darrel Douglas. Suitably trained technicians can be responsible for routine tasks, freeing the industrial hygienist for other tasks. The variability during the day and between days in the air quality of the workplace requires multiple measurements and direction from the industrial hygienist. "Professional judgement" is considered a myth, from which many errors have derived. Examples of incorrect decisions about benzene (71432) and vinyl-chloride (75014), and the continued use of qualitative tests of respirator fitting when only quantitative tests are fully applicable, show that current scientific procedures must be used to protect the health of workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Toxic-substances; Occupational-health; Environment; Carcinogens; Personal-protective-equipment; Scientific-personnel
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
71-43-2; 75-01-4
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0002-8894
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
MA
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