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Summary of "Proposed national strategies for the prevention of leading work-related diseases and injuries, part 1."
Am J Ind Med 1988 Jan; 13(2):223-240
At a national symposium in May of 1985 officials from NIOSH met with over 450 symposium participants including representatives from the educational fields, management, organized labor, professional associations, and voluntary organizations to propose strategies for dealing five occupational conditions. These conditions included occupational lung diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational cancers, severe occupational traumatic injuries, and occupational cardiovascular diseases. Descriptions of the conditions and diseases were offered. Surveillance of hazardous agents at the worksite, possibilities of substituting less hazardous materials on the job, available control technologies, incentives and regulations, research studies, hazard detection, disease diagnosis, personal protective equipment, environmental monitoring, biological monitoring, standard setting, medical screening, therapeutic health care and rehabilitation, exposure surveillance, compliance activities, education of workers and managers, epidemiology, and psychosocial factors were discussed. Revised strategies were summarized.
NIOSH-Author; Lung-disorders; Cancer-rates; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Accident-prevention; Industrial-health-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Safety-practices; Author Keywords: occupational health; occupational disease; occupational injury; lung disease; musculoskeletal injury; occupational cardiovascular disease; occupational cancer; prevention
Dr. J. Donald Millar, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Page last reviewed: November 20, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division