ERIC Number: ED209503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Lost in the Workplace: Is There an Occupational Disease Epidemic? Proceedings from a Seminar for the News Media (September 13-14, 1979).
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
This document contains the texts of 10 panel discussions presented at a seminar designed to give the media an opportunity to learn about occupational health problems. Discussed first were protecting the American worker, and disease on the job. Personal testimony on worker health and a case study of the effects of asbestos were presented. Also covered were reproductive health, places the media can seek information concerning occupational health, cancer in the workplace, the government role in occupational health, and economic and policy issues of regulation. The following agencies and institutions were among those represented in the panel discussions: the U.S. Department of Labor; the University of Illinois; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences; the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union; the United Auto Workers; Mount Sinai School of Medicine; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Georgetown University; the American Industrial Health Council; the National Cancer Institute; the Monsanto Company; the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; the Shell Oil Company; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (MN)
Descriptors: Cancer, Case Studies, Diseases, Economic Factors, Employer Attitudes, Federal Regulation, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Health Conditions, Health Needs, Industry, Mass Media, Occupational Diseases, Physical Health, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Reproduction (Biology), Work Environment, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Asbestos; Hazardous Materials; Hazards; Occupational Safety and Health