Development of NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits and Other Authoritative Recommendations

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Exposure Banding/OEL Process, Nanotechnology, Risk Assessment and Management

Arranger: S. Dotson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Moderator: R. Niemeier, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Monitors: A. Rossner, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY; B. Beadie, Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc., Portland, OR.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) develops recommended exposure limits (RELs) and other authoritative recommendations for workplace hazards to prevent and reduce workers’ risk of occupational cancer and other adverse health effects. The speakers will provide an overview of the REL development process and supplemental activities NIOSH is employing to develop guidance on chemical and non-chemical hazards.

Developing NIOSH RELs and Authoritative Recommendations T. Lentz, NIOSH/CDC, Cincinnati, OH.

Understanding and Controlling Heat Stress: Many Risk Factors, Many Recommendations B. Jacklitsch, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Understanding the Occupational Risk of 1-Bromopropane S. Dotson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Understanding the Occupational Risk of Silver Nanomaterials L. Hodson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Understanding the Occupational Risks of Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) N. Hudson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

The NIOSH Approach to Occupational Exposure Banding M. Seaton, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.