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Management of occupational exposure levels in the United States.

Authors
Niemeier-RW
Source
Inhal Toxicol 1994 Jan; 6(Suppl S):293-299
NIOSHTIC No.
00224299
Abstract
This report described the responsibilities of developing occupational exposure limits in the United States. The processes discussed were used by NIOSH and the Department of Labor. NIOSH had the responsibility of making formal recommendations in various forms including Criteria Documents, Current Intelligence Bulletins, Alerts, testimony and various miscellaneous documents including Pocket Guides to Chemical Hazards, Occupational Guidelines, Hazard Reviews, and Advisories. Various factors which went into developing criteria documents were discussed, included contributions from the public. Nominations for studies were reviewed based on the frequency of use, extent of exposure and background exposure, number of workers exposed, severity and type of adverse health effects, technical feasibility of controls, and availability of sampling and analytical methods. Criteria Documents, when published, contain recommendations, effects of exposure, bases for recommended standard, hazard identification, methods of protection workers, and research needs. Currently NIOSH is attempting to develop more efficient processes to address the majority of unregulated hazards in an expedited manner.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Exposure-levels; Occupational-exposure; Worker-health; Risk-factors; Standards; Occupational-hazards; Risk-analysis
Contact
Richard Niemeier, CDC, NIOSH, EID, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
INHTE5
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0895-8378
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Inhalation Toxicology
State
OH
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