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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [electronic resource] : policies and procedures for public health product preparation should be strengthened : report to congressional requesters.

Imprint [Washington, DC] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-449    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 34 p.) : ill., map
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from cover screen (viewed on May 21, 2010).
"April 2010."
Summary The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has faced concerns related to the quality of some of the public health products it publishes. ATSDR investigates community exposures related to certain hazardous chemical sites and releases; assesses associated health effects; and recommends actions to stop, prevent, or minimize harmful effects. ATSDR publishes many types of products, including public health assessments, health consultations, exposure investigations, and health study reports. GAO was asked to examine the extent to which ATSDR's policies and procedures for product preparation, including work initiation, product development, and review and clearance, provide reasonable assurance of product quality. GAO reviewed ATSDR policies and procedures and interviewed agency officials and employees. GAO recommends that ATSDR develop policies and procedures that direct management to assess the risk level of work when it is initiated and reevaluate the risk level throughout product preparation to ensure it remains appropriate, and that ATSDR revise its policies and procedures to include guidance about management's roles and responsibilities in monitoring product development.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-449."
Subject United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry -- Rules and practice.
Hazardous substances -- Health aspects -- United States.
Government publications -- United States -- Quality control.
Added Author Bascetta, Cynthia A., 1953-
Added Title Policies and procedures for public health product preparation should be strengthened
Running Title ATSDR policies and procedures
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-449

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