Industrial hygiene exposure assessment - data collection and management.
Abstr Pap - Am Chem Soc 2001 Apr; 221(Part 1):U271-U272
Each worker expects a work environment devoid of unreasonable risks. Our goal is to protect each individual worker, but limited resources usually compel industrial hygienists to first aggregate workers into exposure groups, determine which exposure groups warrant priority attention, and evaluate the 'exposure profile' of each exposure group in order of priority. Consequently, industrial hygienists are often faced with questions regarding the collection, analysis, interpretation, and management of occupational exposure data. This talk addresses issues and options regarding exposure assessment strategies, the goals of an effective exposure assessment program, the types of exposure limits and how they are interpreted, exposure surveys, and exposure database elements.
Industrial-hygienists; Industrial-hygiene; Risk-analysis; Exposure-assessment; Statistical-analysis
Paul Hewett, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Abstracts of Papers - American Chemical Society