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NIOSH Testimony on Longshoring and Marine Terminals by L. Reed, November 15, 1994.
NIOSH 1994 Nov:6 pages
This testimony summarized information and comments from NIOSH regarding the proposed rule on longshoring and marine terminals. NIOSH supports OSHA in its attempt to revise the safety and health regulations for this industry and offers comments on five areas of the proposed revisions: fall protection, diesel exhaust, comprehensive safety and health programs, ventilation, and clothing visibility. NIOSH recommends that OSHA reduced the height criterion for fall hazards in longshoring to 4 feet. NIOSH suggests that a recent risk assessment of diesel exposure may be useful in setting exposure limits for diesel exhaust. NIOSH is also conducting an epidemiologic assessment of lung cancer risk for underground miners exposed to diesel exhaust. NIOSH supports the attempt of OSHA to establish a requirement for comprehensive occupational safety and health programs with four major elements being the management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis to anticipate and identify potential hazards, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training. The use of retroreflective and fluorescent clothing to increase worker visibility was discussed.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Reed-L; Occupational-safety-programs; Diesel-emissions; Legislation; Longshoremen; Occupational-health-programs; Safety-clothing;
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NIOSH, 6 pages, 8 references
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