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Document ID (ISN)59343
CIS number 93-212
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwartz B.S., Ford D.P., Yodaiken R.
Title Analysis of OSHA inspection data with exposure monitoring and medical surveillance violations
Bibliographic information Mar. 1992, Vol.34, No.3, p.272-278. 12 ref.
Abstract US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection data from the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) enforcement database are presented for lead, ethylene oxide, and formaldehyde for fiscal years 1985, 1987, and 1989, and are discussed with emphasis on exposure monitoring or medical surveillance section violations. These data suggest that the exposure monitoring section of these standards is more commonly used to cite workplaces below these standards than is the medical surveillance section. Medical surveillance violations more commonly resulted in fines, but there were no differences in the magnitude of the fines for exposure monitoring or for medical surveillance violations. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; workplace monitoring; USA; lead; exposure; labour inspection; inspection records; exposure tests; computerized data bases; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) permissible levels; penalties; enforcement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Lead and compounds
Biological monitoring
Labour inspection
Ethylene oxide