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A regulatory perspective on the recirculation of industrial exhaust air.
The recirculation of industrial exhaust air: proceedings of a symposium, October 6-7, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract 210-77-0056, 1977 Dec; :37-40
As part of a NIOSH-sponsored symposium in the recirculation of industrial exhaust air, held in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 6 and 7, 1977, a regulatory perspective on the recirculation of industrial exhaust air was discussed. The practice of recirculating industrial air is not widely used in California at present because the climatic conditions do not make the practice economically attractive. California's current regulations on recirculation are minimal. The present regulatory posture is one of general permissiveness when the recirculation will not result in harmful exposures to workers. It is expected that recirculation will be used more in California as the cost of energy continues to rise. Anticipating this increased use, California views the need to adopt more effective and sensible regulations on recirculation which will provide necessary safeguards to protect employee health when the exhaust air being recirculated has been exposed to very harmful agents, such as highly toxic or carcinogenic substances. It is concluded that NIOSH supported activities and symposiums will provide the information necessary for development of effective regulations on the recirculation of exhaust air in the work environment.
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The recirculation of industrial exhaust air: proceedings of a symposium, October 6-7, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio
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