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Current NIOSH Risk Assessment Activities for Chemicals (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

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Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Occupational exposure to chemicals is one of the most significant workplace hazards. The consequences of these exposures can be severe, accounting for at least 71,140 illnesses or injuries and 4,836 fatalities between 2011-2015. Consequently, NIOSH is reviewing and considering its efforts in chemical risk assessment and management to ensure a comprehensive approach. This presentation provides an overview of NIOSH's efforts and solicits feedback on the following focus areas: - Current Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) Development Efforts - Chemical Carcinogen Policy - Risk Assessment Practices - Nanoparticles/ Advanced Manufacturing - Development of IDLH values and Skin Notation Profiles - Occupational Exposure Banding - Prevention through Design/Green Chemistry - Cumulative Risk Assessment - Collaboration on TSCA - Hazardous Drugs List Having shared an overview of these priorities, NIOSH will seek feedback on the following questions: - What chemical guidance priorities should NIOSH focus on? - Should NIOSH enhance its chemical guidance efforts? - What areas of chemical hazards is NIOSH not focusing on but should consider?

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Paul Schulte, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health