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The case for worker notification.

Authors
Ringen-K
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1989 Dec; 572:133-141
NIOSHTIC No.
00202339
Abstract
The need for a national system of notification and intervention for workers with a high risk of disease was discussed. Three demonstration intervention projects were described: Augusta Chemical Company, Pattern Makers League of North America, and Port Allegany Asbestos Health Program. The projects demonstrated that notification and intervention can be provided feasibly within the structures of community health and labor management relations at minimum cost. The suggestion that an organized program of notification and intervention is litigious was not supported by the facts. The suggestion that an organized program of notification and intervention is economically not viable ignored the reality that the costs of occupational disability and premature death today are borne by the victims and society in the amount of approximately one trillion dollars. The author views the High Risk Occupational Disease Notification and Intervention Act as an important step towards creating a national system for dealing with this problem.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Legislation; Industrial-hazards; Risk-factors; Regulations; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-exposure; Worker-health; Occupational-health-programs
CODEN
ANYAA9
Publication Date
19891229
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780897665230
ISSN
0077-8923
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
State
DC
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