Hazard surveillance for the 1970's, 1980's, and the future.
Seta-JA; Pedersen-D; Carroll-M; Young-R; Greife-A
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; :40
NIOSH researchers have conducted two major nationwide surveys as part of a hazard surveillance program. The first survey, known as the National Occupational Hazard Survey (NOHS), was conducted in 1972-1974. The second survey, known as the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES), was conducted in 1981-1983. The Cooperative Exposure Survey (CES) is on the drawing board. The CES is a multiphase program to illicit voluntary cooperation from employees and to identify and inventory hazardous agents in their facility. Data are presented which describe and demonstrate the utility of the two national surveys and the CES from a state and local occupational health and safety perspective. Several hypotheses are generated that may have application for hazard surveillance in the future. The NOHS and the NOES could be valuable reference or base-line data sources, while the CBS could serve as an early warning system or as a locator resource, or as a supplement to data gained from other sources. Several computer-generated maps are presented that identify geographic areas where trends in potential exposures to selected agents are most dramatic.
Hazards; Surveillance-programs; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-exposure
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio