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Health standards and standard setting in the United States.
Ann NY Acad Sci 1972 Dec; 200(1):707-716
Discussion of setting standards for exposure limits including: concepts of health standards and occupational exposure limits, which attempt to safeguard workers' health while continuing the use of certain chemicals; problems of standard setting, including hypersusceptibility and reconciliation of limits for workroom air with stricter ambient air quality limits; historical background of standard setting; and current practice in developing standards. Mention is made of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and its division of responsibility between the Department of Labor and Department of Health Education and Welfare.
NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-control; Regulations; Legislation
Marcus M. Key, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Issue of Publication
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division