Engineering Controls Program (2018-151)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-151
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Engineering Controls Program seeks to protect workers by removing hazardous conditions or by placing a barrier between the worker and the hazard. The program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia on these areas among others:
- Reducing worker exposures to silica dust and welding fumes at construction sites.
- Reducing worker exposures to silica and drilling fluids at oil & gas extraction sites.
- Reducing worker exposures to hazardous drugs in healthcare and veterinary medicine.
- Reducing worker asphalt fume exposure for roofers and pavers.
- Provide engineering control recommendations to protect workers from emerging hazards.
NIOSH . Engineering Controls Program. By Hammond, D., Hirst, D., Glover, S., Reeves, K., and Novicki, E. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2018–151, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018151external icon