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An occupational/environmental services training program for poison information specialists.
Sigell LT; Hayes KM; Bonfiglio JB; Clark CS; Sublet VS; Millman S; Rice CH; Siegel EG
Vet Hum Toxicol 1988 Oct; 30(5):474-475
A program to train poison center (PC) specialists in occupational and environmental health information was proposed. Up to 10 percent of exposure questions handled by PCs involved occupational or environmental exposures. In a survey of 98 PCs, it was found that they spent 5 hours per year on occupational and environmental health training but desired 40 hours per year. A curriculum was developed to give PC specialists knowledge in the areas of occupational and environmental health laws, hazardous spill management, cancer risk, and target organ toxicity. The curriculum specifically offered 4 hours each in classes on the following topics: general overview of occupational and environmental health and safety, and data collection and analysis. Four hours each were allotted to physicochemical properties of toxic agents and toxicological terminology and screening as well as target organ effects. Also covered in 4 hour sessions would be information resources, high risk industries, assessment of exposure, and industrial hygiene. Pilot testing of the program was planned for the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Emergency-treatment; Health-services; Health-hazards; Information-systems; Industrial-exposures; Medical-services; Education; Poison-control; Health-care-personnel
Environmental Health University of Cincinnati Dept of Environmental Health Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0056
Issue of Publication
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Veterinary and Human Toxicology
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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