Program Plan By Program Areas, Fiscal Year 1982
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 82-108
Inhouse and extramural projects anticipated by NIOSH for Fiscal Year 1982 were outlined. Areas receiving the highest priority for 1982 included reproductive effects, surveillance, neurotoxic effects, respirators, control systems, injury and trauma, information dissemination and document development, and stress. Studies were to continue in the areas of lung disorders, cardiovascular disorders, cancer with work related connections, physical agents, control systems, personal protective equipment, instrumentation and measurement, work force development and training, and program administration. Financial resources were listed by program goals and by division for the year 1982. Under the goal of identifying occupational safety and health programs, NIOSH was attempting to form an ongoing occupational health hazard/illness/injury coding system and a survey and surveillance capability which would apply to related effects such as cancer, coronary heart disease, and reproductive effects. Attempts were underway to add at least one question about lifetime work history and known exposures to hazardous materials to all appropriate health data reporting systems. The number of health hazard evaluations being performed annually was expected to reach 1,500 by 1990. An increased ability to respond to requests for health hazard evaluations was anticipated as a result of increased efficiency measures in the department and regional decentralization.