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E-Books:Health Hazard Evaluation Program

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Health Hazard Evaluation program

A Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) is an evaluation of possible health hazards at a workplace. Employees, employee representatives, or employers can request an HHE if they have concerns about health hazards at work. During an evaluation, NIOSH investigators evaluate whether a health hazard to employees caused by exposure to hazardous materials or conditions exists. Workplace agents NIOSH has studied include chemicals such as lead, bromopropane, and chloramines; biological agents such as anthrax and mold; and physical agents such as heat stress, noise, radiation, and ergonomic stressors.


What is a Health Hazard Evaluation?
Who Can Request an HHE?
How is the Privacy of Employees Protected?
What Happens During an HHE?
How Are HHE Results Reported?
How Do I Request an HHE?
How Do I Contact NIOSH?

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