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NIOSH Comments to DOL Post-Hearing Brief on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust by R. A. Lemen, December 14, 1983.


PB91135103

Publication Date 1983
Page Count 6
Abstract The testimony summarized the position of NIOSH concerning the proposed rule on occupational exposure to cotton dust. Topics included cotton dust concentrations, medical surveillance data in knitting and hosiery mills. NIOSH has reviewed the protocol submitted to OSHA regarding alternative sampling devices for cotton dust. Problems concerning the definition of the accuracy standard, methods for keeping track of the units being tested, the test of significance used by the authors, the estimation of the error distribution, and the determination of the variance of differences observed when using the different methods were noted. An additional issue concerning whether or not oil mist present in weave rooms contributes to the adverse health effects associated with cotton dust was considered. The representativeness of study groups used was discussed.
Keywords
  • Regulations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Dust control
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Dust collectors
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Accuracy
  • Cotton
  • Inhalation
  • Occupational exposure
  • Cotton mill workers
  • Oil mists
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB87-222634.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199107
NIOSH Comments to DOL Post-Hearing Brief on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust by R. A. Lemen, December 14, 1983.
NIOSH Comments to DOL Post-Hearing Brief on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust by R. A. Lemen, December 14, 1983.
PB91135103

  • Regulations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Dust control
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Dust collectors
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Accuracy
  • Cotton
  • Inhalation
  • Occupational exposure
  • Cotton mill workers
  • Oil mists
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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