Engineering Controls Program

July 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-151
cover page for 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.

Engineering Controls Program Cdc-pdf[PDF – 223 KB]

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2018]. 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

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