NIOSH information services.
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :44
As part of its information acquisition and dissemination activities, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) operates a toll-free number (1-800-35-NIOSH) to improve the public's access to NIOSH and its information resources. This number is not an emergency response or medical hotline, but does make it convenient for all segments of the working and general public to request technical information, health hazard evaluation forms, and other information about NIOSH activities. Use of the service increased 269% during its first three years and is up another 63% during the first half of FY-91, now exceeding 1700 calls per month. Subjects most often asked about include specific chemicals (e.g., asbestos), video display terminals, indoor air quality, lifting, and personal protective equipment. NIOSH also prints and distributes a variety of publications and maintains and makes publicly available two computerized databases of toxicity and occupational safety and health information. A description of these databases, RTECS- (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) and NIOSHTIC, will be provided.
Information-systems; Video-display-terminals; Air-quality; Personal-protective-equipment; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio