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NIOSH Engineering Controls Program Innovative Technologies for Safeguarding Worker Health


October 2012
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-173
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We are an interdisciplinary team of engineers, industrial hygienists, and scientists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) who work closely with partners in field evaluation and engineering control technology research to reduce hazardous exposures in the workplace. We are the largest research-based Engineering Controls Program in the United States focused on the elimination of occupational diseases, injuries, and fatalities. As part of our program, we plan and conduct engineering control research to prevent worker exposures to hazards, while promoting the application of effective engineering control technology. To help complete our research, we have access to state-of-the-art ventilation laboratories and computer modeling capabilities for developing and testing engineering controls.