Welcome to CDC Stacks | Report to Congress on workers' home contamination study conducted under the Worker's Family Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 671a) - 6334 | Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library collection
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Report to Congress on workers' home contamination study conducted under the Worker's Family Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 671a)
  • Published Date:
    September 1995
Filetype[PDF - 1.08 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Description:
    1. Health effects of workers' home contamination -- 2. Sources of workers' home contamination -- 3. Levels of contamination in homes and cars -- 4. Preventive measures -- 5. Decontamination procedures -- 6. Review of existing federal and states laws -- 7. Responses to incidents of home contamination -- 8. Recommendations and conclusions -- Appendix 1. The Workers' Family Protection Act -- Appendix 2. Federal Register Notice 58 FR 60202 - 60204 -- Appendix 3. Letters Requesting Information -- Appendix 4. Acknowledgments -- Appendix 5. Glossary

    "Information was gathered from Federal and State health, labor, and environmental agencies, as well as from groups with special concerns regarding the incidences of impaired health and safety to family members resulting from exposure to hazardous substances found at the workplace of another family member. Workers have been found to inadvertently carry home hazardous materials on their clothes, skin, hair, tools, and in their vehicles. Some of the resulting health effects reviewed in this report include chronic beryllium (7440417) disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma, lead (7439921) poisoning, neurological effects and mental retardation caused by lead exposure, deaths and neurological effects from pesticide exposure, chemical burns from caustic substances, chloracne and other effects from chlorinated hydrocarbon exposure, neurological effects from mercury (7439976), abnormal development from estrogenic substances, asthmatic and allergic reactions from dusts, liver angiosarcoma from arsenic (7440382), dermatitis from fibrous glass, status epilepticus from chemical exposure, and diseases from infectious agents. Preventive measures which were found to be effective when used in the workplace or at home were noted. Also discussed were procedures for decontaminating home and clothing, applicable Federal and State laws, responses to incidents of workers' home contamination, and recommendations for future research and education." - NIOSHTIC-2

    Numbered retroactively as: DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-123

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-142).

  • Document Type:
  • Place as Subject:
  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
No Related Documents.
You May Also Like: