NIOSH Authoritative Recommendations Program

September 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-175
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Authoritative Recommendations Program supports the scientific assessment, development, dissemination, and diffusion of NIOSH authoritative recommendations for assuring safe and healthy working conditions for all workers, particularly those who work with chemicals. Examples of NIOSH authoritative recommendations include Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs), Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) values, Skin Notation (SK) assignments, and policy documents with NIOSH recommendations for engineering controls, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, exposure monitoring, and medical monitoring, among others. The Program seeks to reduce and prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by developing and evaluating authoritative recommendations and guidance.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2019]. Authoritative Recommendations Program. By Schulte, P., Lentz, T.J., Whittaker, C., and Reeves, K. 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 2019–175, icon

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