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An occupational/environmental services training program for poison information specialists.

Authors
Sigell-LT; Hayes-KM; Bonfiglio-JB; Clark-CS; Sublet-VS; Millman-S; Rice-CH; Siegel-EG
Source
Vet Hum Toxicol 1988 Oct; 30(5):474-475
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00182987
Abstract
A program to train poison center (PC) specialists in occupational and environmental health information was proposed. Up to 10 percent of exposure questions handled by PCs involved occupational or environmental exposures. In a survey of 98 PCs, it was found that they spent 5 hours per year on occupational and environmental health training but desired 40 hours per year. A curriculum was developed to give PC specialists knowledge in the areas of occupational and environmental health laws, hazardous spill management, cancer risk, and target organ toxicity. The curriculum specifically offered 4 hours each in classes on the following topics: general overview of occupational and environmental health and safety, and data collection and analysis. Four hours each were allotted to physicochemical properties of toxic agents and toxicological terminology and screening as well as target organ effects. Also covered in 4 hour sessions would be information resources, high risk industries, assessment of exposure, and industrial hygiene. Pilot testing of the program was planned for the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Emergency-treatment; Health-services; Health-hazards; Information-systems; Industrial-exposures; Medical-services; Education; Poison-control; Health-care-personnel
Contact
Environmental Health University of Cincinnati Dept of Environmental Health Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0056
CODEN
VHTODE
Publication Date
19881001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
321937.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-01981
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0145-6296
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Veterinary and Human Toxicology
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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