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Occupational diseases. NIOSH instructional module.

Authors
Bert-JL
Source
NIOSH 1991 Aug; :1-67
NIOSHTIC No.
00200821
Abstract
This publication was designed to familiarize engineering faculty and students with basic principles involved in the development of an occupational disease. A qualitative conceptual model was developed which described the interaction of a worker with an environment containing potentially harmful inputs. The amount of hazardous material to which the worker may be exposed must be the driving force for determining the physiological, biochemical, or biomechanical responses. Various outcomes of the exposure were discussed along with the defense mechanisms of the body and the means of eliminating the harmful agent. The effect of differences in human susceptibility, aspects of medical intervention and surveillance, and rational approaches to setting of safe standards of occupational exposure were each considered in the model. Specific anatomy, physiology and defense mechanisms associated with several of the more important human systems were discussed. Several examples of occupational diseases were considered.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-88-79896; Medical-monitoring; Occupational-exposure; Hazardous-materials; Surveillance-programs; Biological-effects; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-health; Occupational-diseases
Publication Date
19910801
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-229690
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Contract-88-79896
NIOSH Division
DTMD
Source Name
Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH
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