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NIOSH Comments to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Health Standards; Methods of Compliance by R. W. Niemeier, October 2, 1989.


PB91152538

Publication Date 1989
Page Count 14
Abstract The testimony concerns the views of NIOSH with regard to effective hazard control strategies. The three elements of effectiveness in designing control systems include preventing or containing hazardous workplace emissions at their source; removing the emissions from the pathway between the source and the worker; and controlling the exposure of the worker with barriers between the worker and the hazardous work environment. Levels of protection afforded the workers must be reliable, consistent, and adequate. The efficacy of the protection for each individual worker must be determinable during use throughout the lifespan of the system. The solution must minimize dependence on human intervention for its efficacy so as to increase its reliability. The solution must consider all routes of entry into workers' bodies and should not exacerbate existing health or safety problems or create additional problems of its own. Documentation in support of the views of NIOSH is cited.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational exposure
  • Standards compliance
  • Pollution control
  • Pollution sources
  • Protective equipment
  • Pollution abatement
  • Path of pollutants
  • Respirators
  • Inhalation
  • Personnel development
  • Testimony
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199110
NIOSH Comments to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Health Standards; Methods of Compliance by R. W. Niemeier, October 2, 1989.
NIOSH Comments to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Proposed Rule on Health Standards; Methods of Compliance by R. W. Niemeier, October 2, 1989.
PB91152538

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational exposure
  • Standards compliance
  • Pollution control
  • Pollution sources
  • Protective equipment
  • Pollution abatement
  • Path of pollutants
  • Respirators
  • Inhalation
  • Personnel development
  • Testimony
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
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