Toward better exposure assessment strategies - The new NIOSH initiative

Gurumurthy Ramachandran

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NIOSH has embarked on a project to update its exposure sampling strategies manual. The current NIOSH strategy has a number of limitations. This is an opportunity to develop a robust and comprehensive exposure assessment strategy. Some of the key features of such a strategy are outlined. The importance of accurate professional judgment and exposure modeling is discussed. Bayesian statistics offers a rational approach to integrating sampling data, professional judgments, and the outputs of exposure models in a comprehensive framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • Bayesian statistics
  • Comprehensive exposure assessment
  • Exposure assessment strategies
  • NIOSH strategy
  • Professional judgment
  • Task-based exposure assessment


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