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The significance and uses of guides, codes, regulations, and standards for chemical and physical agents.
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-117, 1973 Jan; :85-93
Topics in this discussion include the promulgation of guides, codes, regulations and standards; sources of data for exposure limit values; nature and sources of exposure limit values; significance and use of exposure limit values; selection of methods and procedures for measuring exposure concentrations; enactment of occupational health guides, codes, regulations, and standards; and the significance and impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It is brought out that the significance of and guidance from guides, codes, and regulations has changed with advances in the art and science of industrial hygiene and in the enactment of recent laws. The implications, interpretations, and applications of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 will continue to be developed as standards are promulgated by the Secretary of Labor and as they are interpreted by the administrative and judicial processes specified by the Act.
Legislation; Exposure-limits; Threshold-limit-value; Control-measures; Toxicology; Regulation; Safety-standards; Analytical-methods; Industrial-health; Hazards; Toxic-substances
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition
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