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NIOSH Testimony on Occupational Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene by R. W. Niemeier, January 17, 1991.
NIOSH 1991 Jan:22 pages
This testimony concerned the views of NIOSH supporting OSHA in developing a more protective standard for exposure to 1,3-butadiene (106990) (BD). The testimony reviewed carcinogenicity testing results, studies of reproductive effects, epidemiology investigations, comments on the risk assessment of the proposed rule, the feasibility of controlling exposure including analytical methods for determining exposure levels and engineering controls, and medical surveillance of workers. Since BD has been demonstrated to be a potential occupational carcinogen, NIOSH recommended the use of the most protective respirators which included any self contained respirator equipped with a full facepiece and operated in a pressure demand or other positive pressure mode or any supplied air respirator equipped with a full facepiece operated in a pressure demand or other positive pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self contained breathing apparatus operated in a pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Personal-protective-equipment; Butadienes; Carcinogens; Biological-monitoring; Respiratory-system-disorders; Chemical-analysis; Reproductive-system-disorders;
NTIS Accession No.
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury; Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
NIOSH, 22 pages, 32 references
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