Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1972 Aug; (2):1-6
Your response to the first trial issue of The ADVISOR (July) was very positive - and we're very grateful! So, we're trying another issue - this one includes some examples of our epidemiological research activities in the field, the latest on NIOSH progress in producing criteria for new standards, a few new personnel additions, the Testing and Certification Laboratory in Morgantown , West Virginia, and other items which we hope you find of interest. A great many of you have written to the NIOSH Office of Public Information asking that we include other names on our distribution list. While we have not had the manpower or the time to acknowledge receipt of such requests by return mail, please be assured that we are complying and our mailing list is growing accordingly. And while we're on that subject, we should also mention this about your requests for the latest criteria documents: the noise and carbon monoxide documents were not put into final (i.e., official) form until about August 10. The beryllium and hot environment documents were, however, available upon request in early July. Consequently, if you sent us a request for the noise and carbon monoxide criteria documents you should have just received them. Logistically, we are hard pressed to respond to requests on a piecemeal basis. We are also presently unable to maintain effectively an exclusive mailing list of individuals wanting criteria documents. Therefore, in the future, you will receive a notification via bur regular mailing list indicating when and where copies of criteria documents can be obtained. A similar phenomenon exists with respect to the 1972 List of Toxic Substances - this rather sizable document is being printed by the Government Printing Office and is not yet available to requesters. Availability will be announced to all of you as soon as we receive our supply, which will probably be late September. Requests already received for the 1972 List will be held until copies are available. Thank you for your patience - please don't stop writing to us!