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This page contains safety-related links to external websites with safety information about different topics.

GENERAL

OCCHEALTHSCI RESEARCH DIRECTORY 

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences has a directory with an extensive library of the latest tools, research and resources to develop a healthier, safer, happier and more productive workforce.

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY 

Offers information and resources such as "OSH Answers," an Internet directory and safety-related acronyms. 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 

Offers information for biological safety, emergency services, fire safety, occupational safety, and general safety for starters. The files can be obtained either in text form or PowerPoint.

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL 

Covers workplace and public safety issues, environmental health, as well as council activities and publications.

NYCOSH 

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health provides safety and health news and information, with topics on immigrant, young and women workers, hazards of specific industries and worker rights.

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY 

The online safety library for OSU's Environmental Health & Safety department offers a variety of information. From safety manuals to machine guarding, telecommuting, and welding this site is easily accessible and very comprehensive.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 

Many safety programs and manuals are available on this web site. Special topics include laser safety, earthquake safety, lab and fire safety, as well as safe holiday practices and winter storm preparedness. 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY 

Look for information on hazardous substances, emergency response and hazardous waste sites. 

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SAFETY AND HEALTH 

Find national statistics on work-related injuries and illnesses and fatalities. 

CDC 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides access to information from the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for Environmental Health. Includes health topics from A-Z, data and statistics, and travelers’ health. 

EPA 

Environmental Protection Agency. Provides a wealth of information on a wide range of topics. Of particular interest: resources on lead, asbestos, indoor air quality, mold and school environmental issues. 

FEMA 

Federal Emergency Management Agency. Features a virtual library and electronic reading room with information ranging from emergency response and recovery to animals in emergencies and FEMA for kids. 

MSHA 

Mine Safety & Health Administration. Features information on noise, dust, statistics, safety bulletins and talks, training, regulations, and rescue. 

NIOSH 

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. Provides current information on services and research, including mining health & safety, health care injuries, respirators, and firefighting hazards. Many of their publications are available online.

OSHA 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Includes OSHA media releases, online publications, statistics, OSHA standards & directives, “Technical Links,” training center courses, “hot topics,” and “what’s new.” 

OHIO

OHIO EPA 

Use the “Topic Index” to find Ohio EPA regulations and information on permits, hazardous waste, and pollution prevention.

OHIO UTILITIES PROTECTION SERVICE 

This is the "Call Before You Dig" website, by the organization to call in Ohio before excavating or digging. 

OHIOLINK 

A statewide library and information network. Search the State Library of Ohio’s collection for BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene library books.

SPECIFIC (BY SUBJECT)

AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE 

Provides ANSI’s on-line catalog of international and national consensus standards.

BIOLOGICAL SAFETY 

Includes information on proposed federal rules and regulations, biosafety resources, manuals and guidelines, DNA, biomedical waste, and bloodborne pathogens. From Michigan State University.

DRIVING SAFETY 

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) offers resources for preventing traffic crashes that occur both on- and off-the-job.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE 

The National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance provides information and resources to assist employers in establishing drug-free workplaces.

ELECTRICAL & MAGNETIC FIELDS 

Provides information about possible health effects of exposure to electrical and magnetic fields. From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. 

ERGOWEB 

Features an “ErgoZine”, ergonomics discussion list, case studies, buyers guide, references, and standards.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE 

The National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training is a resource for workers and trainers who are involved in the handling of hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials and terrorist actions. 

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 

OSHA's Web page on hexavalent chromium includes the text of the 2006 final rule as well as information on health effects and control measures. 

INDOOR AIR QUALITY 

Compiled by the National Library of Medicine, this Web page provides information on a variety of indoor air topics as well as glossaries, database searches and Web pages in Spanish. 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 

Resources and information on a variety of industrial hygiene topics from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

LABORATORY SAFETY 

The National Library of Medicine has compiled resources on laboratory safety, including the following topics: chemical, biological and school labs; nanomaterials; waste management. Includes links to podcasts and videos.

LASERNET 

Laser and laser safety related resources, including laser pointer issues, tutorials, bioeffects, and accident database.

MEDLINE PLUS 

A directory of resources for researching health questions, including health topics, Medline, dictionaries, and organizations. From the National Library of Medicine. 

SPANISH LANGUAGE 

This page from Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Web site provides access to safety information in Spanish, including publications, e-tools and links to other Web sites. 

TOXNET 

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals and related areas, including HSDB, IRIS and TOXLINE.

TRUCKING SAFETY 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides information and regulations on brake safety, driver fatigue, hazardous materials, the hours of service rule, and other safety and security issues affecting large trucks and buses.

WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE 

The Wellness Council of America offers many free resources to help organizations of all kinds build results-oriented workplace wellness programs. 

WHERE TO FIND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS ON THE INTERNET 

Provides lengthy list of Internet sources for MSDSs, plus useful introductory information about them.