International Trends For Compliance Programs: The View from the UK Can Workplace Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors Cause Cancer? The International Safety and Health at Work Conference in London, England, March 4th -6th, 1997. copyright 1997 Ilise L. Feitshans JD and ScM By Ilise L. Feitshans, JD and ScM (USA) I. New Directions For Occupational Safety and Health Research, Regulatory Implementation and Enhanced Tools for Compliance The risk of breast cancer or testicular cancer from occupational exposure to endocrine disrupters In the USA, EPA defines "environmental endocrine disrupter" as "an exogenous agent that interferes with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones, in the body that are responsible for homeostasis, reproduction, development, and/or behavior." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Special Report on Endocrine Disruption: An Effects Assessment and Analysis Document (March 1997) as reprinted in BNA's Daily Environment Report, p. E-1 (March 6, 1997).; British Law Commission Recommendations defining "corporate killing" following occupational harms, and new avenues for implementing the World Health Organization's "Occupational Health for All 2000 program" were among the many hot compliance issues discussed at the International Safety and Health at Work Conference, Earls Court2, London, UK March 4-6 1997. Bringing together practicioners, UK government officials and scientific experts from the UK, USA Canada and Europe, the conference pointed towards several exciting new directions for occupational safety and health compliance programs, although the path of analysis for each of these directions, as yet uncharted, can only be understood by examining hard questions. By contrast to USA based activities that have begun to emerge as a vibrant force in the last year or so that has been characterized as a "corporate compliance extravaganza", this conference may actually represent the first wave in a major trend that is sweeping across industrialized nations, where new approaches to compliance theory and practice are obtaining the common currency of an American Express [374 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=152472&hilit=CULTURE+CULTURES+FUTURE> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&47472 Score: 83 Subject: [PUB] NETFUTURE newsletter.