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Gauging Control Technology and Regulatory Impacts in Occupational Safety and Health: An Appraisal of OSHA's Analytic Approach

Gauging Control Technology and Regulatory Impacts in Occupational Safety and Health: An Appraisal of OSHA's Analytic Approach

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report reviews the roles that analyses of control technology and regulatory impacts play in OSHA’s standard setting process, and evaluates the various methods and resources on which the agency draws in conducting these efforts. In addition, based on findings from close examinations of a number of OSHA’s past rule-makings, the report provides a critical appraisal of how well these analyses seem to be helping the agency achieve its basic occupational safety and health mission.
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Global Communications: Opportunities for Trade and Aid

Global Communications: Opportunities for Trade and Aid

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the question of how telecommunication related aid policies might be designed to support both United States trade and foreign aid goals.
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Impact of Health Reform on Rural Areas: Lessons From the States

Impact of Health Reform on Rural Areas: Lessons From the States

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper examines: 1) the effects of insurance market reforms--measures intended to make the market more equitable, or to make health care more affordable to those without insurance 2) the effects of reforms aimed at the health care delivery system.
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Impacts of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Thanks to penicillin-- He will come home!

Impacts of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Thanks to penicillin-- He will come home!

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses what is known about the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and describes research and development aimed at controlling those organisms. It concludes that efforts are necessary both to preserve the effectiveness of currently available antibiotics and to develop new antibiotics. It discusses issues that arise in these activities, and it presents options for taking action.
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Improving the Prospects for Future International Peace Operations: Workshop Proceedings

Improving the Prospects for Future International Peace Operations: Workshop Proceedings

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: In June 1995, OTA convened a workshop that brought together some of the world’s leading practitioners, academic experts, experienced diplomats, and leading technologists in order to study and discuss this issue. This report contains a summary of the results of the workshop, along with the original papers presented.
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Information Technologies for the Control of Money Laundering

Information Technologies for the Control of Money Laundering

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes how analysts developed and evaluated a number of alternative configurations of technology that, combined with certain legal and institutional innovations, could greatly enhance the capability of law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute money launders seeking to exploit U.S. financial institutions and wire transfer systems.
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Innovation and Commercialization of Emerging Technologies

Innovation and Commercialization of Emerging Technologies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper examines the complexities of innovation and commercialization in an attempt to demonstrate the linkages between science, technology, and innovation, and to highlight the growing importance of factors other than basic research in commercial success.
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Issue Update on Information Security and Privacy in Network Environments

Issue Update on Information Security and Privacy in Network Environments

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper updates and develops some key issues that OTA had identified in its earlier report, in light of recent developments in the private sector and in government.
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Learning To Work: Making the Transition From School to Work

Learning To Work: Making the Transition From School to Work

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This reports shows that work-based learning has considerable promise but will be difficult to implement. The report discusses work-based learning that can potentially help students see the relevance of their academic studies later in life, allow students to explore career options, and help them develop needed occupational skills.
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Nuclear Wastes in the Arctic: An Analysis of Arctic and Other Regional Impacts From Soviet Nuclear Contamination

Nuclear Wastes in the Arctic: An Analysis of Arctic and Other Regional Impacts From Soviet Nuclear Contamination

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the environmental and human health impacts from wastes dumped into the Arctic and North Pacific regions, from nuclear contaminants discharged into these environments, and from radioactive releases from both past and future nuclear activities in the region. The report presents what is known and unknown about this waste and contamination and how it may affect public health.
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