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A field evaluation of techniques used to construct a quantitative job exposure matrix.
Zaebst-D; McCammon-C; Martyny-J; Schonbeck-M
Arbete och Halsa 2001 Jun; 2001(10):172-175
Introduction: A quantitative job exposure matrix (JEM) was created for historical exposures to a number of chemicals, including beryllium, at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site. Monitoring data were limited or non-existent for many jobs and exposures, and much of the JEM was completed by using qualitative information obtained from employee interviews, and published data for similar operations and tasks from industry or other DOE sites. Since all available data had been used in estimating exposures, the estimates could not be directly validated at the DOE site. Instead, these techniques were evaluated by constructing a similar beryllium JEM at a separate industrial site (plant A, which also machined beryllium), and comparing the estimates to an independent set of beryllium measurement data, withheld from the estimation process, collected in 1996 and 1997 at plant A.
Hearing; Hearing-conservation; Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Employee-exposure; Automotive-industry; Industrial-environment; Industrial-exposures; Job-analysis; Sound; Sampling-methods; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment; Qualitative-analysis; Health-surveys
D. Zaebst, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Hagsberg-M; Knave-B; Lillienberg-L; Westberg-H
Issue of Publication
Arbete och Halsa (X2001 - exposure assessment in epidemiology and practice, June 10-13, 2001, Göteborg, Sweden)