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NIOSH Recommendations for Occupational Safety and Health: Compendium of Policy Documents and Statements

CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released NIOSH Recommendations for Occupational Safety and Health: Compendium of Policy Documents and Statements * (1). The publication provides a comprehensive list of NIOSH documents that contain recommendations for safety and health standards in the workplace. It is designed to make this information conveniently available to workers, employers, occupational health professionals, and union representatives. The publication includes two major sections. Section A lists all NIOSH documents containing recommendations for chemical, physical, and other hazards in the workplace. Section B contains the NIOSH recommended exposure limits (RELs) for all these hazards as well as the adverse health effects associated with the chemicals and physical hazards. Five appendices include additional information about classes of chemicals and RELs adopted or revised during the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's rule-making activity in 1988. A subject index and an index by chemical abstracts service numbers are included.


  1. NIOSH. NIOSH recommendations for occupational safety and health: compendium of policy documents and statements. Cincinnati: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, 1992; DHHS publication no. (NIOSH)92-100.

    • Single copies of this document are available without charge from the Information Dissemination Section, Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226; telephone (513) 533-8287.

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