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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Hazard Communication Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by John F. Finklea, May 9, 1977.


PB90130717

Publication Date 1977
Page Count 16
Abstract The statement concerned the efforts of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the area of communication of work place hazards to workers and other interested parties. Toward this end NIOSH has transmitted more than 60 criteria documents recommending new health standards to the Department of Labor. Two of the most common types of studies conducted by NIOSH which involve workers were the retrospective cohort studies and cross sectional medical studies. Regulations governing field investigations have also been promulgated by NIOSH. Over 100 different NIOSH publications were issued a year with many additional articles appearing in scientific journals. A series of health and safety guides has been developed specifically for small businesses. A criteria document concerning methods of identifying occupationally hazardous materials was disseminated to the Department of Labor. Even so, employers and employees remain generally poorly informed regarding occupational health hazards. Over 7 million workers in the United States may be exposed to trade name products containing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulated toxic substance, and over 300,000 workers may be exposed to trade name products containing one of the 16 carcinogens currently regulated by OSHA. Specific efforts undertaken to inform employees and employers about workplace exposures were described along with efforts to secure medical followup for workers exposed to toxic substances.
Keywords
  • Communications management
  • Information services
  • Exposure
  • Hazardous materials
  • Regulations
  • Standards
  • Guidelines
  • Government policies
  • Safety
  • Hazards
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Public health education
  • Employee health programs
  • Toxic substances
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199006
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Hazard Communication Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by John F. Finklea, May 9, 1977.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Hazard Communication Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by John F. Finklea, May 9, 1977.
PB90130717

  • Communications management
  • Information services
  • Exposure
  • Hazardous materials
  • Regulations
  • Standards
  • Guidelines
  • Government policies
  • Safety
  • Hazards
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Public health education
  • Employee health programs
  • Toxic substances
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
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