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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Labeling/Hazard Communication to Subcommittee on Manpower and Housing, Government Operations Committee, United States House of Representatives by James Melius, M.D., on June 21, 1982.


PB90130030

Publication Date 1982
Page Count 8
Abstract The testimony summarized the need for workers to be informed about the potential hazards of substances to which they may be exposed on the job. A recommended standard was published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 1974 for the purpose of providing an identification system for occupationally hazardous materials. This standard contained an approach for informing employees through labels on potentially hazardous materials and through further information made available to them about the hazards of the materials they were handling. A proposed rulemaking has been recently published by OSHA concerning hazard communication which would establish a standard for conveying such information to employees in some industries. One of the primary concerns NIOSH has expressed in relation to the proposed OSHA standard was that certain employees in key industries were excluded from consideration. These industries included automotive repair, hospitals, vocational schools and others. A 1972 study by NIOSH is cited.
Keywords
  • Industrial medicine
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Education
  • Government policies
  • Hazards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199005
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Labeling/Hazard Communication to Subcommittee on Manpower and Housing, Government Operations Committee, United States House of Representatives by James Melius, M.D., on June 21, 1982.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Labeling/Hazard Communication to Subcommittee on Manpower and Housing, Government Operations Committee, United States House of Representatives by James Melius, M.D., on June 21, 1982.
PB90130030

  • Industrial medicine
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Education
  • Government policies
  • Hazards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
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