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Standardizing the Technique of Evaluating the Environment.
Burton-DJ; Rose-VE; Lynch-J
Transactions of the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, May 11-13, 1969 1969 May; :87-100
A technique for standardizing evaluation of a complex occupational environment is described. Called the Intensive Single-Hazard Survey, the technique can provide useful information through the use of systems design, statistics, and electronic data processing. It is particularly useful where little or no information is currently available, where a single hazard of or a single type of operations is to be studied, where surveyors of varying experience participate, and where statistics and electronic data-processing facilities are available. It can be employed to study a large population; for example, all welding operations in a city or a state. Procedures insuring objective evaluation must be developed in prior planning and survey design. Results must provide health information for planning, enable recommendations to be made to individual establishments, and point to control techniques. One specific use of this type of survey is shown; the basic tools can be adapted to many applications. The weighted factors, model formula, and graphs shown are still being improved.
Standardization; Analysis; Surveillance; Exposure; Safety;
Transactions of the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, May 11-13, 1969
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