The Health Hazard Evaluation Program at NIOSH (Google eBook)
Committee to Review the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council
National Academies Press, Apr 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 197 pages
It is the unique mission of the Health Hazard Evaluation Program within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to respond to requests to investigate potential occupational health hazards. In contrast to other NIOSH programs, the Health Hazard Evaluation Program is not primarily a research program. Rather, it investigates and provides advice to workplaces in response to requests from employers, employees and their representatives, and federal agencies.
The National Research Council was charged with evaluating the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program and determining whether program activities resulted in improvements in workplace practices and decreases in hazardous exposures that cause occupational illnesses. The program was found to play a key role in addressing existing widespread or emerging occupational health issues. This book makes several recommendations that could improve a very strong program including more systematic use of surveillance data to facilitate priority setting, and greater interaction with a broader array of workers, industries, and other government agencies.
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2 Description of the Health Hazard Evaluation Program
3 Relevance of the Health Hazard Evaluation Program
Reductions in Harm and Transfer of Knowledge
5 Vision and Recommendations
Framework for the Review of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Materials Provided by the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program
Committee Information Gathering
Stakeholder Input Key Recommendations and Emerging Health Hazards
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