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Asbestos control programs, health effects, abatement, technical resources, etc.

Asbestos Abatement Specs [14185] ?

Construction specs for asbestos abatement

Engineering Control of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) [pdf] [5501] ?

Safety requirements for the demolition, removal, encapsulation and disposal of ACM

OSHA Asbestos Standard Guidance [7916] ?

Explains the dangers of asbestos and OSHA requirements for general industry


Environmental and workplace chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens

Carcinogenic Potency Database [16720] ?

A widely used resource on the results of chronic, long-term animal cancer tests


Online access to an extensive number of databases on chemicals

HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) [9255] ?

Database of the toxicity and biomedical effects of chemicals

TOXNET [4317] ?

Access to TOXNET: databases of toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas

Health Hazards

Technical resources related to health hazards and chemicals

MTBE and Ethanol [5135] ?

Series of reports on potential health effects and environmental issues related to MTBE


Information and resources on lead and lead poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program [3174] ?

CDC's Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch program's efforts to eliminate lead poisoning in the US

Lead Hazard Control Specs [14186] ?

Construction specs for lead hazard control

Lead: Identification, Remediation and Personal Protection, 29 CFR 1926 [3145] ?

Fact sheet reviews OSHA requirements related to lead and construction workers


Lists of chemicals subject to environmental and safety regulations

CA-California Proposition 65 Current Chemical List [14051] ?

List of chemicals regulated by the state of California via Prop 65

Proposition 65 Current List [3700] ?

Chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity as designated by the state of California


Information on controlling the hazards of pesticides

Environmental Impact of Pesticides [3841] ?

The rating system used to develop the environmental impact quotient of pesticides (EIQ) model

Lawn Care Without Pesticides [3845] ?

How to reduce or eliminate the need for lawn pesticides


Technical resources related to chemicals and reproductive health

LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database [12111] ?

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed

Safety Guides

Chemical safety guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, workplace guides

Isocyanates in the Workplace [3110] ?

Fact sheet describing exposure levels and controls for isocyanate hazards in the workplace


Guidelines for proper storage of chemicals, compatibility charts, etc.

Chemical Compatability Concerns in Storage [3138] ?

Chart provides examples of chemicals that are incompatible

Hazardous Waste Storage Design [pdf] [34122] ?

A handbook that provides guidelines for the design of hazardous waste storage facilities

Secondary Containment Storage Requirements [8627] ?

Federal requirements from the EPA will be listed along with the UFC standards


PEL, TLV and STEL exposure limits for air contaminants, MRL, IDLH values, etc.

Exposure Limits for Air Contaminants [527] ?

Listing of PELs, TLVs and STELs exposure limits for air contaminants - plus, definitions

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