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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Small Business Before the Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, Safety and Research, House Committee on Small Busines, by John F. Finklea, May 25, 1977.


PB90131897

Publication Date 1977
Page Count 8
Abstract The statement concerned the efforts made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the area of research and technical assistance programs offered on occupational safety and health problems of small businesses. In addition to Criteria Documents prepared by NIOSH, a draft technical standards for most of the consensus health standards has also been prepared. These draft standards supplement the existing environmental limits with procedures for informing employees of hazards, monitoring techniques, engineering and control mechanisms, and medical surveillance programs. Efforts at NIOSH included the dissemination of information to the employers and employees; guides for small businesses specifically for such widely different areas as auto repair and body shops, foundries, and sporting goods stores; a series of good work practices manuals; health hazard evaluations; and workshops. Even so, there were still many businesses where the employer and the employees were operating in the dark regarding work place hazards and steps to take in alleviating them. Studies have indicated general lack of knowledge when it comes to identifying the ingredients in materials used at the place of business. Carcinogens were frequently found in small shops including those making snow skis and boats.
Keywords
  • Information services
  • Guidelines
  • Industrial training
  • Public administration
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hazards
  • Prevention
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Small businesses
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 70F - Public Administration & Government
  • 96 - Business & Economics
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 Small Business Before the Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, Safety and Research, House Committee on Small Busines, by John F. Finklea, May 25, 1977.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Small Business Before the Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, Safety and Research, House Committee on Small Busines, by John F. Finklea, May 25, 1977.
PB90131897

  • Information services
  • Guidelines
  • Industrial training
  • Public administration
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hazards
  • Prevention
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Small businesses
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 70F - Public Administration & Government
  • 96 - Business & Economics
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