08/06/2008

Toward Better Exposure Assessment Strategies

An article in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene describes a new National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Initiative towards better
exposure assessment strategies.

The US-American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
has embarked on a project to update its exposure sampling strategies manual.
The current NIOSH strategy has a number of limitations. This is an opportunity
to develop a robust and comprehensive exposure assessment strategy. Some of the
key features of such a strategy are outlined. The importance of accurate
professional judgment and exposure modeling is discussed. Bayesian statistics
offers a rational approach to integrating sampling data, professional
judgments, and the outputs of exposure models in a comprehensive framework.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene