Wednesday, May 7, 2008

CDC Responds to Deathwinds Inquiry

Dear Fredric,

Your inquiry to CDC-INFO, regarding the appropriate regulatory agency that is responsible for regulating asbestos exposures on cruise ships, has been forwarded to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH, which is part of CDC, is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of workplace illness and injury.

From our investigation of this matter, we found that there are no regulatory agencies within the United States that governs exposure to asbestos on cruise ships, although the Public Health Service regulates sanitation issues, including infectious
diseases on cruise ships.

However, there is an international organization called the Bureau Veritas Group, who gets involved in environmental and safety hazards on ships. Their e-mail is the following:


Dale Camper
NIOSH EID Technical Information

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