An evaluation of the effectiveness of NIOSH's Health Hazard Evaluation Program.
Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts 1979 Jul; :1-170
Some techniques were developed for an ongoing evaluation of the Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program of NIOSH. Such evaluations must begin with a review of the goals of the program. The HHE program was developed to provide a service to employer and employee requestors concerning toxic hazards in the workplace, to generate information to support the standard setting process, and to improve conditions in the workplace through recommendations for the reduction and elimination of toxic hazards. A large telephone survey was conducted where employees and employers from about 200 companies which were the subject of HHE studies were interviewed. A vast majority of respondents in each class praised the conduct of the evaluations, their thoroughness, and the professionalism and the competence of the NIOSH team, as well as their receptiveness to both worker and employer concerns. A visit was made to nine firms where HHE programs have been made. Also, trade associations, industry organizations, and labor union representatives were reached to determine if they were aware of this program and if they used its results. It is suggested that one manner in which additional spinoffs can be created would be to disseminate full HEE reports to similar workplaces. Also of interest would be the appearance of a quarterly newsletter.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0013; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Workshops; Occupational-health-programs; Health-surveys
Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc.