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Contributions of the industrial hygienist.
Occupational safety and health symposia 1977. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-169, 1978 Jun; :221-230
The role of the industrial hygienist in dealing with toxic compounds and exposures at the workplace was reviewed with regard to the recognition and control of industrial hazards. Topics related to the recognition of toxic compounds and exposures in the work place included sampling technology for the measurement of short term concentrations of gases and vapors, permissible air concentrations, personal monitoring devices, continuous regional monitoring devices, biological monitoring, record keeping, establishing dose response data for substances of particular interest to specific organizations, problems associated with the analysis of gases emitted by complex organic mixtures, and the use of new compounds for which recommended permissible work place limits were not yet available. Control strategies including exhaust ventilation, maximum enclosure of the operation of concern, respiratory protection, and total separation of the worker and toxic compounds were discussed with regard to the pressures created by current legislative demands and increasing awareness of industrial health issues.
Employee-health; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-exposure; Air-contamination; Industrial-emissions; Threshold-limit-values; Sampling-methods; Toxic-materials
Occupational safety and health symposia 1977
MI; MO; OH
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