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Growth of occupational health.

Authors
Murthy-LI
Source
Occupational Health and Safety, Third Edition. MZ Balge, GR Krieger, eds., Itasca, IL: National Safety Council, 2000 Jan; :3-24
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021023
Abstract
After passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) in 1970, the field of occupational health and safety continues to grow. In the United States, more experts are involved in the process of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Among them are physicians, nurses, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists. These professionals are collectively involved and work as a team. Today these professionals receive more training in occupational health than ever before. Today, workers are more aware of the types of exposures they encounter in the workplace, and management better recognizes they need for employing trained personnel to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. However more needs to be done, particularly, in small businesses, which comprise more than 99% of the total U.S. work force (CBP, 1999). Many of these businesses cannot afford to hire trained occupational health and safety personnel on a full-time basis. Their only recourse may be to use these professional services on a contractual or shared basis with other small businesses.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Workers; Work-environment; Occupational-exposure; Training
Publication Date
20000101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Balge-MZ; Krieger-GR
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
087912203X
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Occupational Health and Safety, Third Edition
State
OH; IL
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