National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES).
Hanson-R; Ward-D; Edmonds-J; Escatell-J
NIOSH 1983 Nov; :1-480
The development of the design and methodology of the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) is presented. The goals of the NOES include: obtaining estimates of the number of workers in a target population that are exposed to chemical, physical, and biological agents; developing data that can describe the nature and extent of exposures and the degree to which facilities implement programs to reduce occupational health problems; and collecting data that can be compared with similar data obtained by NIOSH in an earlier survey. The target population is defined as employees working in facilities or job sites that have at least seven employees and whose primary activity or business is on the list of Standard Industrial Codes (SIC). An initial sample of 7362 facilities has been selected from the Dun and Bradstreet Market File for 1980. These facilities have been contacted to identify those whose activities correlate with the SIC list. A total of 4504 facilities have been selected for field interviews. The data from the field interviews are to be projected to measurements on a national scale by a computer software package called VARNOES.
NIOSH-Contract; Safety-research; Health-protection; Exposure-levels; Medical-monitoring; Safety-measures; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-hazards; Employee-exposure; Contract-210-80-0057;
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Robert A. Taft Laboratories, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio