Report on occupational safety and health for fiscal year 1995.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997 Jan; :1-26
The work accomplished by NIOSH in the year 1995 in efforts to promote occupational safety and health was summarized in this report. These included the publication of the criteria for a new recommended standard to protect workers against black lung disease; increased emphasis in four critical occupational safety and health research areas of surveillance, intervention, health services, and work organization; work with industry, labor and the public to revise outdated national standards for respirators used to protect workers from hazardous environments; added a seventh Agricultural Safety and Health Research Center to a national network of centers to reduce illnesses and injuries among farm workers; funded a Connecticut program that reduced overall blood lead (7439921) levels among road construction workers by 50%; published a study which indicated that gold miners had an increased risk of silicosis; collaborated with industry and labor to reduce exposures to asphalt and metalworking fluids, and reduce hearing loss, job stress, and back injuries in the workplace; and funded 14 educational resource centers at universities in 13 states.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Accident-prevention; Agricultural-industry; Construction-industry; Risk-factors; Mining-industry; Silica-dusts; Metalworking; Job-stress; Hearing-loss; Noise-exposure
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