NIOSH Engineering Controls Program

July 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-146
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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 in mining, construction and 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.
  • Providing engineering control recommendations to protect workers from emerging hazards.
  • Reducing food processing worker exposures to hazardous airborne flavoring chemicals.
  • Reducing potential worker exposures to infectious diseases in healthcare and emergency services.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2019]. Engineering Controls Program. By Schnorr, T., Hammond, D., Hirst, D., Martin, S.B., McCleery, T., and Reeves, K. Atlanta, GA: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2019–146, icon

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