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Proposed national strategies for the prevention of leading work- related diseases and injuries, part 2.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Association of Schools of Public Health 1988 Jan; :1-120
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00182757
Abstract
Strategies were presented for the prevention of disorders of reproduction, neurotoxic disorders, noise induced hearing loss, dermatological conditions, and psychological disorders brought on by exposures to hazardous working conditions. The report concerning reproductive hazards at the workplace includes an estimate as to the scope of the problem, a biological basis for such disorders, hazards at the workplace, and research needs. The section dealing with neurotoxicity stressed a need to restructure and step up the surveillance system for exposure of diseases of this nature and to identify industries or occupational groups at high risk. Efforts to control noise induced hearing loss must concentrate on prevention, as there is no remedial action to be taken to restore lost hearing. Prevention included limiting the noise sources in the workplace and encouraging individuals to use methods to cut down on their exposures. Recommendations to prevent skin disorders included development of new toxicology models that more accurately predict risk, immediate attention to the areas of agriculture, construction and manufacturing with increased efforts spreading in wider directions, and increased health care delivery on the job. Research needs concerning psychological disturbances center on basic studies and intervention studies to evaluate the effects of psychosocial job enhancement in terms of psychological well being.
Keywords
NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Cooperative-Agreement-U60-CCU-301097; Industrial-health-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Safety-research; Worker-health; Psychological-factors; Job-stress; Skin-exposure; Reproductive-system-disorders; Neuropathology; Laboratory-animals; Workplace-studies; Noise-exposure
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
224858
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-130348
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-301097
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Association of Schools of Public Health
State
DC
Performing Organization
Association of Schools of Public Health
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