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MSDS, chemical hazards, structures, spectrum displays, toxic health effects, environmental data, safety guidelines, etc. Guidance for implementing asbestos and lead control programs. The required information for chemical hazard label systems for DOT, HMIS, NFPA diamond. Materials on human health hazards & environmental exposure to hazardous substances. Occupational health guidelines for chemical hazards. Regulatory lists such as: ATSDR/EPA Priority List of Hazardous Substances, SuperList, California Proposition 65, etc. Pesticide safety requirements. Effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development. Chemical compatibility charts. Exposure Limits for Air Contaminants - IDLH values, PELs, TLVs, TWAs, and STELs exposure limits. Poison control materials.

Asbestos Safety

Technical fact sheets, reports and procedure manuals provide answers for supervisors, building inspectors and management planners about understanding the health effects of asbestos, recognizing asbestos in buildings, implementing asbestos control programs & abatement projects, complying with OSHA and NESHAP regulatory requirements and more.


Substance profiles of known and reasonably anticipated carcinogens, research articles on carcinogenesis and DNA damage, a list of Toxics Release Inventory chemicals that are OSHA carcinogens, full text of a safety manual for working with chemical carcinogens, guidance on safe work practices when handling cytotoxic drugs, the US National Toxicology Program's Annual Report on Carcinogens, etc.

Chemical Hazards

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Technical resources related to health hazards and chemicals. Occupational health guidelines for chemical hazards.

Compressed Gas

Safety materials related to the handling, storage and transportation of compressed gas cylinders, pressure vessels, etc. Pressure hoses.

Control Banding

Control banding (CB) - also called occupational exposure banding (OEB) involve markers that show the level of control needed for a chemical

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste management guidelines & programs as implemented by various universities, medical schools, government entities, etc. Medical hazardous waste. Full text of hazardous waste programs. Chemical waste programs. Fluorescent waste. Hazardous materials management. Hazardous waste disposal. Overview of hazardous waste regulations including hazardous waste generators. Municipal waste incineration. Radioactive waste management. Superfund. Hazardous waste sites. Universal Waste Rule. Waste management disposal for artists and schools. Hazardous waste minimization. Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits of Hazardous Waste Generators under RCRA. Disposal of PCBs. Chemical Waste Disposal Handbook. Waste Management Disposal for Artists and Schools.


ANSI requirements for material safety data sheets (MSDS). Chemical Right-to-Know support materials for SARA Title III and Hazard Communication Program. Comparison of DOT, HMIS, NFPA & SAF-T-DATA chemical label systems. Brochures, training materials, programs guidance on Hazard Communication. Sample written Hazard Communication programs.


Procedures to take with chemical spills. Information on sorbent materials. Series of safety topics related to hazardous wastes. Aviation transport of hazardous materials. Dangerous Goods Primer.


Inspection Procedures for Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Interpretations to the standard.

International Chemicals

Basal Convention documents on chemical safety. Control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. ILO-CIS online materials for international chemical safety. United Nations Environment Programme databases on toxic chemicals.

Labeling Chemicals

Guidance on the required information for chemical hazard label systems for DOT, HMIS, NFPA diamond. Explanations of R-phrases, S-phrases & corresponding number codes used on chemical labels in the European Union. The pesticide label review manual used by the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. NFPA Hazard Information Rating Tables - access databases to determine the NFPA symbol code for each chemical listed.

Lead Safety

Lead poisoning causes, effects and prevention. Lead in drinking water. Occupational lead poisoning and lead safety. Guidelines governing lead health and safety contractor requirements. Methods for performing lead-based paint inspections in housing. Training on lead awareness. Specific elements of the OSHA lead-in-construction standard. Full text of a lead management program.

Lists of Chemicals

Regulatory lists such as: ATSDR/EPA priority list of hazardous substances. High Production Volume (HPV). International Agency for Research (IARC). Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs) for Hazardous Substances. Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS). Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TRI - Toxic Release Inventory Chemical Lists. SuperList.CAA - Clean Air Act: Hazardous Air Pollutants. California Air Toxics 'Hot Spots' List (Assembly Bill 2588). California Toxic Air Contaminants (Assembly Bill 1807). California Proposition 65: Known Carcinogens and Reproductive Toxicants. OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Act: Air Contaminants. Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS).


Databases of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). MSDS tutorials. MSDS for infectious agents. Links to chemical manufacturers and suppliers and other internet sources of MSDS.

Nanomaterials Safety

Environmental, safety and health resources for industries that use nanomaterials - workplace safety assessments and controls, health effects and safety-associated properties. Nanotechnology safety programs. Guidelines for safe handling of nanomaterials. Guidance on medical surveillance of workers exposed to nanoparticles.

OSHA Hazcom

OSHA technical resources for compliance with hazard communication standards. MSDS form that meets the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication standard.

Pesticide Safety

Environmental chemistry and pesticide toxicology information. Answers to common questions about pesticide applications and their hazards. Fact sheets and documents on pest management, animal repellants, insecticides, fumigants, pheromes, rodenticides, etc. Pesticide health & safety. Pesticide laws & regulations, enforcement cases & decisions. Full text of the National Pesticide Application Training Core Manual. Worker protection standard, certification and training requirements and related subjects. The use of pesticides & herbicides on golf courses and how to reduce exposure. Pesticide Tolerance Index (TISInfo) System. Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings.

Poison Prevention

Poison prevention program guidance. Guides on poisonous and toxic plants, carbon monoxide poisoning, pesticide poisoning, poisoning first aid, etc.


Technical resources for compliance with OSHA's process safety management standards.

Reproductive Toxicity

Information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development. Effects of Workplace Hazards on Male & Female Reproductive Health. List of teratogens that cause birth defects, etc. with profiles of each chemical.

Storing Chemicals

Guidelines on proper chemical storage practice. Safety controls. Chemical compatibility charts. Storage cabinets. Safe storage of laboratory chemicals. Corrosion and chemical resistance. Secondary containment storage requirements. Hazardous chemical reactions. Compounds that form peroxides during storage.

Tank Safety

Code requirements on above ground storage tanks at motor vehicle fuel dispensing stations. EPA secondary containment storage requirements for chemicals. Requirements for closure of UST temporarily or permanently. EPA guidance on tank & piping installation, spill & overfill prevention, corrosion protection & more. Large number of articles on tank specifications, codes, installation, recommended practices, etc. Guidance on EPA leak detection requirements

TLV Limits

ATSDR Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs), IDLH Values - Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH), Biological Exposure Indices (BEI), Exposure Limits for Air Contaminants - PELs, TLVs, TWAs, and STELs exposure limits. Charts of OSHA standards 1910.119 & 1926.64 threshold quantities of chemicals. Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts 1910.1000 Table Z-2 1910,1000 Toxic and Hazardous Substances.


Research related to exposures to humans from environmental pollutants and radiation. Cal/Ecotox Database - Exposure factor and toxicity information for 62 California mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians

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