Occupational hazard evaluation programs: NIOSH and the states.
Galson-SK; Hartle-R; Singal-M; Sundin-D
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :13
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program, mandated by Section 20 (a) (6) of the OSHA Act, has completed more than 6,500 evaluations since its inauguration in 1970. HHE requests have ranged from 400 to 500 per year for the past 10 years, and vary significantly by region and state. Factors influencing the program have included the closing of seven NIOSH regional offices and variations in state hazard evaluation resources. This presentation will discuss trends in HHE requests in relation to these and other factors. The influence of hazard evaluation programs on prevention of occupational disease is unknown. State and federal efforts to follow-up and reevaluate known hazards will be reviewed. Models for improving state-federal cooperation in occupational hazard evaluation will be examined.
Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Health-hazards; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Disease-prevention
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio