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The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management
Occupational exposure banding, also known as hazard banding or health hazard banding, is a systematic process that uses qualitative and quantitative hazard information on selected health-effect endpoints to identify potential exposure ranges or categories. Overall, this document provides the background, rationale, and instructions for the occupational exposure banding process and gives guidance for risk managers to identify control levels for chemicals without authoritative OELs.
National Toxicology Program - 12th Report on Carcinogens
The report, as released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary on June 10, 2011, identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.