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Potential exposure profile system (PEPS) users guide.
NIOSH 1997 Jan; :1-38
Potential Exposure Profile System (PEPS) is a numeric coding system for the purpose of distinguishing occupations based on potential for exposure to 36 occupational hazards reported by certified industrial hygienists and certified health physicists throughout the United States. PEPS also includes a dedicated Windows 95 application for assigning PEPS codes and managing the PEPS database. Although presently the PEPS database is not populated, the database as conceived by the developers would ultimately be populated by commonly recognized jobs with PEPS codes assigned by experts in the occupational exposure assessment field using the set of potential exposures included with the PEPS applications as defaults. However, the PEPS application provides a convenient means for customizing the table of potential exposures provided as defaults. In this way, the application can be tailored for the particular needs of each company or industry to code occupations for potential exposures specifically associated with the company or industry. PEPS was developed as part of a pilot project conducted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Center for Epidemiologic Research foe the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Monitoring-systems; Exposure-levels; Surveillance-programs; Data-collection; Workplace-monitoring
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
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