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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on NIOSH Contributions to Occupational Safety and Health before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, June 29, 1977.


PB90131038

Publication Date 1977
Page Count 20
Abstract The statement concerned the contributions made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the area of occupational safety and health. There were more than 80 million workers in the United States employed in over 5 million establishments. Most of these businesses employed 25 or fewer persons. During the National Occupational Hazard Survey over 70 percent of the exposures to which workers were subjected were to trade name products for which the company using the product does not know the chemical composition. NIOSH has estimated that roughly 100,000 Americans may die each year from occupational diseases. Occupational exposures may also play an important part in 80 to 90 percent of the cancers considered to be caused by environmental factors. A guide has been recently developed which was designed to assist State agencies, physicians and others concerned with occupational disease compensation. There was a great need currently for more trained safety and health professionals. During the reporting year NIOSH began funding Educational Resource Centers. Training grants were available for schools of occupational medicine, nursing, public health and engineering. The importance of the Criteria Document program was stressed and the establishment of a uniform policy for identifying and regulating cancer causing chemicals was supported. Additional research needs and means of informing workers were noted.
Keywords
  • Industrial medicine
  • Occupational diseases
  • Exposure
  • Government policies
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxicity
  • Research
  • Standards
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational health and safety
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Testimony
  • Training
  • Employee health programs
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - 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 NIOSH Contributions to Occupational Safety and Health before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, June 29, 1977.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on NIOSH Contributions to Occupational Safety and Health before the Subcommittee on Labor, Senate Committee on Human Resources, by Edward J. Baier, June 29, 1977.
PB90131038

  • Industrial medicine
  • Occupational diseases
  • Exposure
  • Government policies
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxicity
  • Research
  • Standards
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational health and safety
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Testimony
  • Training
  • Employee health programs
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
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