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NIOSH testimony on occupational exposure to 2-methoxyethanol, 2- ethoxyethanol and their acetates (glycol ethers) by R. W. Niemeier, December 1, 1993.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1993 Dec; :1-3
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00219228
Abstract
This testimony presents a clarification of the position of NIOSH regarding whether pulmonary function testing is appropriate as a screening tool for respirator use. NIOSH has reassessed its position for the OSHA proposed standard on glycol ethers and now supports the OSHA proposal that pulmonary function testing be required for all workers who wear respiratory protection. These tests do not need to include forced expiratory flow as OSHA has proposed as the forced expiratory flow measurements are too variable to be useful for screening. NIOSH has changed its position on pulmonary function testing because some workers with severe pulmonary impairment may not be detected by a medical history and physical exam. Requiring pulmonary function testing would provide more objective criteria to help the physician assess pulmonary function of the worker.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-function; Diagnostic-tests; Lung-disease; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Pulmonary-function-tests
Publication Date
19931201
Document Type
Testimony
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-175080
NTIS Price
A01
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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