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Objectives for the Nation. Occupational Safety and Health.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1980:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00177550
Abstract
Fifteen priority areas were identified in the 1979 Surgeon General's report pertaining to improving health in America, for which objectives were then established. Specific to the problem of occupational safety and health was modification of working conditions where individuals were exposed to toxic chemicals, harmful fibrous dusts, coal dust, cotton fiber, ionizing radiation, physical hazards, excessive noise and stress, and routine trivial tasks. Various health problems associated with these tasks included lung cancer and other cancers, heart disease, birth defects, sensory deficits, injuries, and psychological problems. Prevention/promotion measures included potential measures aimed at worker education and development of occupational health and safety systems, service measures for preventive and treatment services, technological measures (engineering, control technology, and measurement methods), legislative and regulatory measures, and economic measures. Use of specific measures differed for different problems. Specific objectives for no later than 1990, including improving health status, reducing risk factors, improving public and professional awareness, improving services and protection, and improving surveillance and evaluation were described. Data sources at national and state or local levels were provided.
Keywords
Industrial-health-programs; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Industrial-safety; Employee-exposure; Safety-research; Worker-health;
Publication Date
19800101
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-200878
NTIS Price
A03
Source Name
Promoting Health/Preventing Disease, Office of Program Planning and Evaluation, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 11 pages
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