A Look at the Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health.
Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1969:15 pages
The role of the Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health in the prevention and control of occupational diseases and health hazards was discussed in this booklet. The agency, which was created as the principal occupational health bureau of the Federal government, was involved in the carrying out of a broad range of activities to uncover and control occupational health problems in many industries. Highlights of current research and field studies programs were described, and included information on coal miners' pneumoconiosis (black lung), uranium mining, asbestos (1332214) exposure, beryllium (7440417) exposure, and noise in the workplace. The bureau performed epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory research, conducted short term training courses, and provided a system for rapid storage and retrieval of technical information. A major goal of the bureau was to develop better techniques, materials, and equipment for detecting and controlling occupational hazards and diseases; the knowledge gained through research could then be passed on to other agencies responsible for worker health, health professionals, and the workers themselves.
Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-diseases; Work-analysis; Health-hazards;
Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 pages