What Were the First Hazardous Job Tasks Added?

Figure 14. One of the 261 jobs in Haz-Map showing associated job tasks in the Microsoft Access interface.

 

What are the specific job tasks that put workers at risk for the disease? The first step in building the content for the disease level of the database was to list and define the most important occupational diseases. Next, each disease was linked to one or more hazardous job task. In documented cases, what was the worker doing that caused the exposure to a sufficient dose that led to the disease? Finally, each job task was linked to the appropriate jobs and industries.

It is not just the presence of chemicals in the workplace that puts the worker at risk, but exposure and absorption of a sufficient dose. Risk or hazard = toxicity X exposure.

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Revised: April 26, 2015

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