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The Role of NIOSH in Providing Protection for the American Worker.
NIOSH 1973:8 pages
The role of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in providing protection for the American worker is discussed. Topics include the administrative set-up of NIOSH; the constitution of NIOSH under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), 1970; function of NIOSH in controlling physical hazards such as X-ray and micro wave energy, and hazards of chemical substances in the workplace; relationship between NIOSH activities and the activities at the Poison Control centers; the six broad functions of NIOSH development of criteria for the support of the proposed health standards, making toxicity determinations and hazard evaluations, collecting and analyzing records and statistics of the health and safety experience of workers in the industrial environment, conducting training programs to provide personnel to execute provisions of the OSH Act, conducting research or demonstrations relevant to occupational health and safety, and publishing annually a revised Toxic Substances List of all known toxic substances and the concentration levels at which such toxicity is known to occur.
Education; Health-statistics; Industrial-health; Safety-standards; Legislation; Hazardous-materials; Safety-training; Safety-measures; Radiation-hazards; Regulations;
NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland, 8 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division