NIOSH Testimony on Health Standards; Methods of Compliance by R. W. Niemeier, October 2, 1989.
NIOSH 1989 Oct:10 pages
This testimony concerns the views of NIOSH with regard to effective hazard control strategies. The three elements of effectiveness in designing control systems include preventing or containing hazardous workplace emissions at their source; removing the emissions from the pathway between the source and the worker; and controlling the exposure of the worker with barriers between the worker and the hazardous work environment. Levels of protection afforded the workers must be reliable, consistent, and adequate. The efficacy of the protection for each individual worker must be determinable during use throughout the lifespan of the system. The solution must minimize dependence on human intervention for its efficacy so as to increase its reliability. The solution must consider all routes of entry into workers' bodies and should not exacerbate existing health or safety problems or create additional problems of its own. Documentation in support of the views of NIOSH is cited.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-practices; Industrial-hazards; Health-hazards; Occupational-hazards;
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NIOSH, 10 pages, 26 references