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Reference materials related to workplace health hazards, such as, fact sheets, technical papers and safety summaries. Sources on radiation & indoor air quality. Technical references and full text of biosafety, bloodborne pathogens, & hazard communication programs, as well as, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, confined space and laboratory safety programs. Fact sheets on temperature extremes. CIH certification, continuing education & seminar information. Discussion groups. Resources on industrial hygiene sampling and monitoring.

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Full text of biosafety control and bloodborne pathogen programs. Large number of regulations, information sheets, and publications related to US biosafety laws. Tables of risk group classifications for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Working safely with research animals.

Confined Spaces

Full text of a technical resource manual on confined space entry and a confined space safety program. Permit-required and nonpermit space requirements.


Resources on respirable dust health exposures, controls, illness and treatment. Examples of dusts: silica, wood dust, coal dust, washed cotton. Includes info on histoplasmosis, hantavirus, ODTS, pneumoconiosis, etc. Bird and bat excrement exposures.


CIH certification materials. National Registry in Clinical Chemistry certification requirements. Online chemistry classes. Toxicology primer on chemical hazards & risk assessment. Conferences and seminars. Courses, symposiums, workshops and events sponsored by AIHA.


Electromagnetic field radiation hazards (EMF). Cellular phones. Power lines. VDTs. EMF measurements database. Swedish EMF standards. Fact sheets on electric and magnetic fields in the workplace.


Health and safety research related to building insulation fibers such as fiberglass, rock and slag wool.

Hazard Communications

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.

Indoor Air

General concepts & principles of indoor air quality. Research studies. Common indoor pollutants, sick building syndrome, etc. Indoor radon prevention. Fact sheets. Office occupant's guide to IAQ. Ozone generators. Building air quality guide. Guidelines on how to conduct an indoor air quality investigation and report. Common plants reducing indoor air pollution. Legionnaires' disease.


Laboratory safety programs and manuals, Chemical Hygiene Plans, radiation safety guidelines, laboratory inspections. Laboratory waste minimization and pollution prevention. Safety in high school labs. Laboratory safety checklists. Spill response. Standard operating procedures for hazardous materials.


Laser-related materials. Tutorials. Standards. Resources. Research & theory. Safety programs and manuals. Medical laser safety.


Investigating, Evaluating & Remediating Moisture & Mold Problems. Solutions for mold problems resulting from flooding, water damage, etc. Indoor air quality problems from molds and their prevention and remediation.


Full text of hearing conservation program. Materials on acoustics. Noise attentuation. Noise basics. Technical material from NIOSH. Hearing protection devices. Noise induced hearing loss.

Occup Resp Disease

NIOSH respiratory questionnaires. Occupational asthma prevention. Air sampling, epidemiology, pulmonary function testing, etc.


Resources. Technical reference manuals. Fact sheets. Control of radioactive materials. Radiation safety policies, procedures & manuals. Worker safety training modules & study guides. Full text of radiation safety programs. Guidelines on radioactive material identification, storage, control, transportation, etc. Safety concerns from medical radiology procedures. User guides for workers using equipment that deal with radiation.


29 CFR Ch.XVII (7-1-92 Edition) Table Z-1-A. Limits for Air Contaminants. Guide for exposure sampling measuements and strategy. Full text of Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G to NIOSH Pocket Guide. Technical guides for engineering control, removal and disposal of asbestos & lead.


Full text of Respiratory Protection Programs. Information on respirators and respirator programs. Selection and use of particulate respirators. Qualitative fit testing.


Industrial Hygiene Sampling Guide. NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM). Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategy Manual.


Chemical reactivity worksheet. Environment and public health software (e.g., IAQ) Industrial hygiene calculators. Thermal Comfort Index Calculator. Sampling and Analytical Method Evaluation Software.


Adaptive Model of Thermal Comfort. Wind chill chart. Heat stress. Extreme cold.


TB resources: Lab safety. OSHA & CDC guidelines. Respiratory Protection Guide. Tuberculosis workplace exposure guidelines. Draft of a safety tuberculosis control plan.


Dilution and local exhaust ventilation for toxic or flammable gases. Fume removal. Control of smoke from medical laser procedures. Nitrous oxide administration exposure and control. HVAC design for dental and medical facilities. Fume hood safety program.

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