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Document ID (ISN)69493
CIS number 97-1241
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gˇmez M.R.
Title Factors associated with exposure in Occupational Safety and Health Administration data
Bibliographic information Mar. 1997, Vol.58, No.3, p.186-195. 48 ref.
Abstract Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection data on airborne exposures in similar exposure groups for the period 1979-1989 were analyzed: exposures to lead in the battery manufacturing industry; to perchloroethylene among dry cleaners; and to iron oxide among metal arc welders. The analysis provided evidence of trends in levels of exposure and also examined the effects of the year, type and scope of the inspection, and of the size and union status of the establishments. Results showed that OSHA data is amenable to analysis that can provide valuable insights about workplace exposures.
Descriptors (primary) USA; inspection records; exposure evaluation; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) iron oxide; statistical trends; tetrachloroethylene; lead; welding and cutting; battery and dry cell manufacture; role of workers' organizations; role of labour inspection; dry cleaning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Labour inspection