Workplace Health Hazards: The Responsibilities to Assess, to Report, to Control

  • Bruce W. Karrh
Part of the Springer Series on Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 4)


Since the disclosure in 1973 that prolonged exposure to vinyl chloride monomers causes a rare form of liver cancer, occupational health has been transformed into an issue of national concern and debate. The social, moral, and political issues raised are complex and formidable but the need to achieve a higher level of health protection in the workplace is recognized by industry as paramount. As stated by Du Pont Board Chairman Irving S. Shapiro, “There is no more important challenge facing Du Pont, and all of industry, than the broad and expanding issue of occupational health and safety.”


Occupational Health Vinyl Chloride Monomer Board Chairman Physician Work Load Industrial Medicine 
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