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Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation
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    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ; Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). Research Laboratories. ;
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    "This report presents the criteria and recommended standard based thereon which were prepared to meet the need for preventing impairment of health from occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The standard proposed is based on the results of numerous investigations of the effects of ultraviolet energy on skin and eyes, and is based on the eye as the most sensitive organ, so that protection of the eyes should result in a significant safety factor for the skin. Prevention of the acute effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin and eyes should provide protection from chronic effects such as cataracts or skin cancer. Because of the present difficulties in measurement of broadband ultraviolet energy pointed out in this document, evaluation for compliance is based on three different approaches: (1) utilization of available instrumentation whereever applicable with recognition of instrument shortcomings; (2) utilization of data on energy output from a specific source, such as lamps; and (3) utilization of the work practices when suitable instrumentation or energy output data are not available." - NIOSHTIC-2

    Franklin Institute Research Laboratories developed the basic information for consideratino by NIOSH staff and consultants under contract no. HSM-049-71-36.

    NIOSHTIC no. 00017849

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