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.
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, safe holiday practices, and winter storm preparedness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mine Safety & Health Administration. Features information on noise, dust, statistics, safety bulletins and talks, training, regulations, and rescue.
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.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Includes OSHA media releases, online publications, statistics, OSHA standards and directives, "Technical Links," training center courses, "hot topics," and "what's new."
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.
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 online catalog of international and national consensus standards.
Includes information on proposed federal rules and regulations, biosafety resources, manuals and guidelines, DNA, biomedical waste, and bloodborne pathogens. From Michigan State University.
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) offers resources for preventing traffic crashes that occur both on- and off-the-job.
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.
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.
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.
Resources and information on a variety of industrial hygiene topics from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
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.
Laser and laser safety related resources, including laser pointer issues, tutorials, bioeffects, and accident database.
A directory of resources for researching health questions, including health topics, Medline, dictionaries, and organizations. From the National Library of Medicine.
This page from Occupational Safety & Health Administration's website provides access to safety information in Spanish, including publications, e-tools and links to other websites.
STRESS & MENTAL WELL BEING IN THE WORKPLACE
This page from SAIF, Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company, includes resources that can help you create a psychologically healthy workplace, learn how to reduce organizational stressors, and effectively address serious issues such as suicide prevention.
SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
This page from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) includes a compilation of suicide prevention resources. For immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals and related areas, including HSDB, IRIS and TOXLINE.
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 SAFETY DATA SHEETS ON THE INTERNET
Provides lengthy list of Internet sources for SDSs, plus useful introductory information about them.