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Advancing the mission: occupational and environmental hygiene in the information age.

Authors
Lippmann-M
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1996 Nov; 11(11):1287-1293
NIOSHTIC No.
00233847
Abstract
Preparing occupational and environmental hygienists to meet the challenges of the 1990s was discussed in this lecture presented at the Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene. The lecture outlined how the mission of occupational and environmental hygienists has changed over time, the challenges presented by the changes in the mission, and the challenges that new technologies in the 1990s and beyond will present. It was noted that the overall scope of hygiene practice has not changed significantly in recent times; however, many changes have occurred, such as: the nature of work and associated hazards; work force demographics; the recognition of occupational risk as a component of overall environmental risk; the understanding that previous occupational exposures can cause delayed or late effects; and regulatory pressures. Opportunities for obtaining more information that can improve exposure and risk assessments have been increasing. Databases relating toxicological and epidemiological measurements and outcomes to risk are regularly increasing in size. To be able to take advantage of the greatly increased amounts of data, new techniques must be developed that will enable occupational and occupational hygienists to interpret these data.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Training; Industrial-hygiene; Work-analysis; Occupational-exposure; Information-systems; Workplace-monitoring; Risk-analysis
Contact
Community Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine One Gustave L Levy Place Bx108 New York, NY 10029
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
19961101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
2315138.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-07125
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
1047-322X
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
NY
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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