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Publish Date: 11/04/13
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Maier Authors NIOSH Bulletin on IDLH Values

Andrew Maier, PhD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Environmental Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, is the lead contract author of the new National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Current (NIOSH) Intelligence Bulletin 66, Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Values.

The bulletinís primary objective is to present a methodology, based on the modern principles of risk assessment and toxicology, for the derivation of IDLH values, which characterize the health risks of occupational exposures to high concentrations of airborne contaminants. The IDLH values are used widely in industrial settings to establish exposure control procedures for non-routine scenarios. This project highlights the role of UC faculty research on methods for establishing guidelines for environmental and occupational exposures.

Maier joined the College of Medicine faculty full time in July 2013 after serving as an adjunct since 2009. His active research involves methods in occupational risk assessment, cumulative risk assessment and validation studies of exposure models. In addition, he is chair of the Fellows Program for Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit public health organization, and a toxicology fellow with NIOSH.



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