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NIOSH Testimony on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, April 5, 1982.
NIOSH 1982 May:27 pages
These comments were specifically addressed to those points in the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which were relevant to the role of NIOSH as the scientific component of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The first issue addressed was the consideration by OSHA of cost effectiveness of provisions which were incorporated into a standard regulating carcinogens under the policy. The second issue concerned the question of whether it was proper or even appropriate for OSHA to retain the requirement for setting a no exposure level where a suitable substitute existed for a use or a process involving a potential occupational carcinogen. The third issue concerned the amending of the provisions for the review and utilization of negative animal and human data by OSHA. Issue five involved changing or continuing the OSHA's process for reviewing data on the substantial number of substances for which there is some evidence of carcinogenicity and for setting priorities. The sixth issue concerned the specifying of methods or techniques for quantitative risk assessment and significant risk determinations.
NIOSH-Testimony; NIOSH-Author; Carcinogens; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Laboratory-animals; Bioassays;
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NIOSH, 27 pages, 9 references
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