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Risk assessment committee: seeking solutions for hazards old and new.

Authors
Dotson-GS
Source
Synergist 2010 May; 21(5):32-33
NIOSHTIC No.
20043987
Abstract
Today's workplace is a dynamic and ever-changing environment. Occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals are responsible for addressing the risks associated with traditional hazards, such as lead and asbestos, while racing to assess the potential risks posed by newly recognized hazards ranging from nanomaterials to flavorings. Whatever the nature of the hazard, the goal of the OEHS professional remains the same: ensure that workers are protected against unreasonable risks and can therefore work safely. To help achieve this goal, OEHS professionals turn to the principles of risk assessment to estimate the potential adverse outcomes and health effects and to find safe ways for people to work with and/or be protected from hazardous conditions and agents.
Keywords
Workers; Work-environment; Environmental-health; Environmental-protection; Health-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-education; Risk-factors; Hazards; Nanotechnology; Protective-measures; Industrial-hygiene; Toxicology; Engineering; Risk-analysis
Publication Date
20100501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
scott.dotson@cdc.hhs.gov
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1066-7660
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
The Synergist
State
OH
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