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Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky. Cincinnati, OH: NIOSH, 1976 Apr; :56-57
I reiterate that the NIOSH role is to perform research. We provide input into the development of criteria documents. We also provide technical information for the solution of occupational safety and health problems. The OSHA Act states a priority in the use of control methods. First priority is given to engineering controls, which Bob Hughes has just addressed himself to. His section deals with the cause and how to engineer the cause out of the process or how to control the hazardous material or materials in the process. Second in priority is sub-part G of the OSHA regulations which refers to administrative controls, that is, not allowing the workers to be exposed to harmful levels beyond the recommended exposure limits. For example, scheduling worker time in high toxic level areas so as to limit his exposure. Third priority is the use of personal protective equipment. So, the user would resort to personal protective equipment only if he cannot solve the problem by the first and second method that is by engineering controls or by administrative controls.
Work-practices; Control-technology; Control-systems; Control-methods; Personal-protective-equipment; Occupational-health; Engineering-controls; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-limits; Toxins; Toxic-materials; Toxic-effects
Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky
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