The Trade Name Ingredient Clarification (TNIC) project is reviewed. Objectives and scope of a NIOSH project to obtain chemical component data from manufacturers of trade name products are defined. Project tasks, statistics, and manpower utilization are described. Work flow of procedures and TNIC project operations are illustrated. Hardware, data formats, software, system routines, and support routines also are discussed. Procurement procedures and project implementation are described, including product and manufacturer identification, data extraction, manufacturer and trade name resolution, data editing, response monitoring, recording, and follow up. Security, errors, and data base design are also discussed. The authors note that the result of the project is a machine readable data base containing the chemical ingredients of trade name products covered by the National Occupational Hazard Survey.
Averbach Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, Penn., NIOSH, Rockville, Md., NIOSH Contract No. 099-73-0067, 171 pages, 23 references