National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety & HealthGovernment The research arm and 'scientific conscience' of the US federal health & safety programs relating to the workforce. See NIOSH.
Natl Institute for Occupational Safety & Health–responsibilities
Development of 'criteria documents' that recommend exposure limits to hazardous substances
Training and education of occupational health professionals
Development of exposure measurement and sampling methods and
Performance of industry-wide studies to evaluate the health effects of low level long-term exposure to potentially hazardous substances or processes
Exposure to environmental toxins in the workplace is usually measured in parts–1 to 5000 or more, depending upon the substance per million–ppm of exposure/8 hrs–Publications Div, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
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