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NIOSH Testimony on Health Standards; Methods of Compliance by R. W. Niemeier, October 9, 1990.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1990 Oct:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197314
Abstract
This testimony presents the views of NIOSH in regard to the proposed rule change offered by OSHA on methods of compliance. Specific information contained in the testimony concerns situations where engineering controls were not achieving consistent, reliable, adequate protection; studies regarding the physiological stress of wearing respirators and protective clothing; and the inclusion of sanctions for failure to comply with the employer's respirator program. The use of sanctions may encourage workers to wear respirators even though they do not perceive an immediate threat to their health such as fragments of glass splitting off and coming into the eye. Studies have demonstrated that rewarding the desired act of wearing a personal protective device results in a substantial increase in their use.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Control-technology; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-practices; Worker-motivation;
Publication Date
19901009
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173716
NTIS Price
A01
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
Source Name
NIOSH, 5 pages, 6 references
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