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An ongoing survey to identify occupational hazards and workers at potential high risk.

Authors
Ludwig-H; Pedersen-D; Faien-T
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1996 Dec; 11(12):1382-1384
NIOSHTIC No.
00234659
Abstract
An ongoing project, initiated by NIOSH and intended to identify and examine hazardous occupational conditions, was described. Primarily, 177 occupational safety and health professionals and 252 NIOSH researchers were asked to identify specific occupations, exposures, and working conditions which jeopardized the health of workers. Of these 429 individuals, 25% responded, offering a total of 350 individual suggestions for hazard topics. The ten topics nominated most often by both participant groups combined were ergonomics, hazardous waste sites, maintenance activities, construction, agriculture, silica (14808607), indoor air quality, healthcare workers, noise, and lead (7439921). These findings were used to create the National Occupational Research Agenda. Factors which were considered to further prioritize research activities included the number of workers affected, the toxicological or physical severity of the hazard, epidemiological evidence, current standards or sampling techniques, environmental controls, the scarcity of data, and existing scientific resources. The authors conclude that the above topics will be useful in focusing future research. An annual update of the research agenda is planned.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Worker-health; Work-practices; Risk-factors; Indoor-air-pollution; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Health-hazards; Indoor-environmental-quality
CODEN
AOEHE9
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 7439-92-1
Publication Date
19961201
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Greife-A
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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