HAZARD EVALUATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT NO. TA 77-67, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was performed by NIOSH at the Federal Aviation Administration, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, acting on a request from OSHA in regard to alleged occupational health hazards at the air traffic control tower. A review of working conditions among air traffic controllers revealed several unresolved labor-management issues. A review of available medical data did not document the unusual occurrence of any specific medical problem, but claims of excessive somatic, psychiatric, and social dysfunction could neither be confirmed nor refuted. No specific occupational health hazard was identified, but the issue of whether the overall work environment constituted unacceptable stress could not be resolved. Recommendations are made for improved occupational health practices and for resolving work practices considered to be particularly stressful.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch
    Cincinnati, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Singal, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIOSH/TR/TA-77/67
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM