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The value of proper evaluation of new products and processes on employee health.
Occup Health Nursing 1973 Mar; 21(3):13-15
The value of proper evaluation of new products and processes on employee health is discussed in relation to the major objectives of NIOSH. Various examples are given of the types of research NIOSH is conducting to reduce hazards in industry. One problem in the evaluation involves the responsibility for developing toxicological data on the more than 500 new chemicals introduced into the industrial community each year. Other problems are the maintenance of the confidentiality of proprietary information obtained in hazard evaluation studies, and the evaluation of effects of several combined stresses on workers' health.
Product-evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Toxic-substances; Hazardous-materials
Issue of Publication
Occupational Health Nursing
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division