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Health hazard evaluation program: what employers should know.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-135, 2014 Jul; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20045131
Abstract
This pamphlet explains NIOSH (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and its mission (to develop new knowledge about occupational safety and health and see that it is used to protect workers). It goes on to describe the Institute's Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program, The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program evaluates workplaces throughout the United States. If you are an employer and want help assessing and controlling possible work-related health hazards in your workplace, you can ask for an evaluation. It is done at no cost to you. The HHE Program has expertise in many areas, including hazard identification, exposure assessment, symptom surveys, medical testing, and engineering controls. Health hazards that can be assessed include: 1) physical agents such as heat and noise; 2) biological agents such as mold; 3) infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and influenza; 4) chemicals such as solvents, metals, and particulates, and 5) psychosocial issues such as work stress. The pamphlet also points out the benefits to employers of having an evaluation done for their businesses, who can request an evaluation, and the contact information for the Institute and this program.
Keywords
Hazards; Health-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hazards; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention; Accident-prevention; Management-personnel; Supervisory-personnel; Administration; Exposure-assessment
Publication Date
20140701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2014-135; M102014
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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