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AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS SAFETY SITES

ERGONOMICS, REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES (RSI)

SAFETY RELATED COMMERCIAL SITES

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT SAFETY SITES

Index of Free Safety Publications       Code of Fed Regulations Fed OSHA 

NIOSH Publications         NIOSH Info
                
Bureau of Labor Statistics     Department of Transportation 

 

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT SAFETY SITES

  Cal-OSHA offices         Find Legislative Bill

Title 8 Safety Orders    Cal-OSHA's Documents   Title 8 Construction Safety Orders

 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Labor/Employment Law,  Workers' Compensation, Products Liability, Trade Secrets, Unfair Business Practices, Subrogation and Security Fraud


OTHER INTERESTING SITES

Safety Equipment Distributor's Association/Industrial Safety Equipment Association

Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Magazine 

Lab Acronyms

Electrical Safety Resource            Traffic Safety

Calculations and Formulas for Safety

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFO

Cambridge software's chemical properties database  
Flinn Scientific's webpage 
International Association for Research on Carcinogens
Univ. of Vermont 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute webpage  
U. C. Davis Health and Safety 
      soph college level (brief):
      graduate research level
 
General Information on chemicals -                                                                                      http://www.dehs.umn.edu/Links.htm            http://www.envirolink.org/pubs/rachel/index.htm
http://siri.org/library/                                     www.hhmi.org/science/labsafe

HEAT STRESS INFO
The "Official" Heat Stress document from NIOSH: "Working in Hot Environments"
Heat Stress (Sun Stress) 
Heat Stress in the Workplace     
Preventing Heat Stress     
Use Ice Water to Treat Heat Stroke     
Watch Out for Heat Stress 

AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
    ACHMM is a membership organization dedicated to fostering professional development through continuing education, peer group interaction, the exchange of ideas and information relating to hazardous materials management.
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    ATSDR is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They feature a search engine to ferret out articles and reports on their www site or in their data base which deal with hazardous materials, toxic substances and diseases.
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
    AIHA provides information on Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety issues. Founded in 1939, this organization is dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.
  • American National Standards Institute
    The ANSI Federation's goal is the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity.
  • American Petroleum Institute
    API provides technical services and related public policy development and advocacy research to government and other industry organizations that help shape the petroleum industry's future.
  • American Public Health Association
    APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872.
  • American Red Cross
    Their motto is "Whatever It Takes." A great organization. A great web site.
  • American Rescue Team International
    Founded in 1985, ARTI is an internationally recognized humanitarian rescue organization operating within the framework of the Geneva Convention and Protocols. Their purpose is to save lives, reduce suffering and to assist in the reduction of the devastating aftermath caused by catastrophic events. Be sure to check out their Survival "Tip O' the Week"
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
    "Protecting People, Property and the Environment Since 1911."
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
    Part of this award winning site is their great EARTHQUAKE! resource section. In addition to all kinds of useful earthquake information, you can test your earthquake knowledge with their "Fact or Fiction" earthquake quiz or spend some time scratching your head over their "Earthquake Crossword Puzzle".
  • Association for Safe International Road Travel
    Driving from New York to India? Check out the road conditions there before you head out. Also worth a visit to this site: Safe Road Travel Tips and Countries with Poor Safety Records.
  • California Department of Industrial Relations
    The CDIR was established to improve working conditions for California's working men and women and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. Site also contains information on labor laws, OH&S, workers compensation and some statistics on work place injuries in California.
  • California's Health and Safety Code
    The State of California's laws pertaining to Health and Safety. You can back into their entire data base of state laws and codes.
  • Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association
    CSHEMA is a member organization of the National Safety Council and is comprised of professionals working in safety, health and environmental management within institutions of higher education.
  • Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
    CCEP's mandate is to offer training programs to assist business, industry, and government to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from any kind of man-made or natural disaster.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.
  • Center for Environmental Health & Safety
    Located at Southern Illinois University, CEHS was formed to monitor all environmental laws and regulations so as to determine their potential impact on the environment. This site contains a great search tool of their data base.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    As another agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Along with their search feature and publications, you can get the latest info on up-and-coming bugs at their Emerging Infectious Diseases page. (Feel just a little chill coming on?)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    The U.S. Congress directed the CPSC to "protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products." This is where you will find out that the "Lighted Magic Faucet Mugs" have been recalled due to fire hazard. A real bummer for coffee lovers who like their brew so black that they need a light to see it. A great site.
  • Disaster Resources Web Site
    A part of the CES at the University of Illinois, the Disaster Resources Web Site provides access to information on disaster preparedness and recovery. They also provide links to other disaster related sites.
  • Department of Advanced Technology
    DAT is one of the largest scientific departments at Brookhaven National Laboratory. You'll find here monthly summaries of chemical safety occurrences compiled for the DOE. Also here is information regarding nuclear safety.
  • DOE's Office of Environment, Safety and Health
    The Office of Environment, Safety and Health is the DOE's advocate for excellence in programs to protect the environment, as well as the health and safety of workers at Department of Energy facilities and the public.
  • Environmental Chemicals Data Information Network
    The ECDIN is a great resource for MSDS's. The have a search engine that allows you to search their database.
  • Envirolink
    EnviroLink is a non-profit organization and "the largest online environmental information resource on the planet." A great site.
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    The mission of the EPA is to protect public health and to safeguard and improve the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which human life depends.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Their Mission?: "To provide leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our nation's institutions from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery". Their Site? Very useful and informative with areas dedicated to Emergency Preparedness and Training, Fire Safety ,Winter Storm Updates, and a Reference Library, among other areas.
  • National Fire Protection Association
    NFPA's site contains the latest information about the NFPA, its departments, publications, seminars, and educational programs.
  • National Safety Council
    The mission of the NSC is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes. This is a great site which includes additional safety topics contained within Safety+Health and Family Safety+Health magazines.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adminastration
    OSHA's mission statement is simple: "... to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. This is a giant site chock full of valuable information. Start with their main page then move on over to their Computerized Information System for tons more.
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
    UL provides a full range of conformity and quality assessment services to manufacturers and other organizations. In addition to these customers, UL also assists jurisdictional and provincial authorities, provides educational materials to consumers, and works to strengthen safety systems worldwide.

 

    SAFETY RELATED COMMERCIAL SITES

  • Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
    BNA is a leading publisher of print and electronic news and information, reporting on developments in health care, business, labor relations, law, economics, taxation, environmental protection, safety, and other public policy and regulatory issues.
  • Christie Communications Ltd.
    This Canadian company provides safety training materials. They have the largest list of safety resources on the internet. Makes our list look like a footnote. A great place for safety information.
  • Operation Safe Site
    Founded in June of 1994 by Kaar Construction Management Services, Operation Safe Site provides safety solutions for Owners, Insurance Companies, Municipalities, General Contractors, Project Managers, and Subcontractors. This site offers lots of safety info, numerous safety links and down-loads, and all are geared towards the construction industry.
  • Safety Smart
    This is the site for Safety Smart! Magazine. The have a large collection of links, safety clip art and a selection of safety topics.
  • Tri State Safety & Textiles
    Tri State Safety & Textiles is one of the Midwest's largest suppliers of safety products and wipers. They also provide information on safety compliance and standards.

MISCELLANEOUS SAFETY SITES

ADA information

http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm

http://www.tracecenter.org/docs/adaag_only/adaag.htm#2.1  This is the same as the first, but easier to use. 

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/taman2.html  A technical assistance manual

  • Chad's Page of Safety
    A good site with safety information and safety topics centered mostly on OSHA. Also has some safety clip art.
  • Child Safety Forum
    More children die in home accidents than from all childhood diseases COMBINED! Visit this site.
  • Kid Safety on the Internet
    Questions and answers to help kids protect themselves and handle emergencies. A great site FOR kids which makes it fun to learn how to protect themselves. An award winning site and a must vist.
  • Fire Arms Safety
    Basic rules for safe gun handling. Also includes information on children and guns.
  • EmergencyNet News Sercive
    24 hour hews, information, analysis and coverage of disasters and major emergency events.
  • Emergency Services Around the World.
    This site is dedicated to providing information on emergency organizations around the world. They provide a wealth of information including virtual tours of emergency equipment, a collection of training materials and resources, assorted online training quizes and a search engine.
  • Industrial Safety & Hygiene News
    The Web Edition of the magazine. Good articles and resources.

Every OSH professional who goes online has his or her own Top 10 list.

The problem is restricting your address book to a manageable

size.. Here is his listing of the top 10 Not to be Missed Web Sites.

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs

http://www.msha.gov

http://www.dol.gov

http://www.trucking.org/safetynet/index.html

http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ArmyIH   This site provides one-stop-shopping for online industrial hygiene information.   Don't miss the links page, it covers both environmental health and safety.

http://www.icftu.org

http://www.sapaa.com

http://www.datia.org

http://www.hg.org

http://www.fema.gov

http://www.stevenspublishing.com/ohs

http://www.emergency.com

ERGONOMICS, REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES (RSI)

Back Pain Campaign of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (Trades Union Congress [U.K.])
Back Safety Online Training Module (Oklahoma State University)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care)
Communications Workers of America Visual Display Terminal Computer Workplace Repetitive Motion Illness Survey Analysis

Computer Workplace Ergonomics (Communications Workers of America)
Construction Ergonomics Checklist 
Informat.  For information about using files in PDF format, click here.  (Center to Protect Workers' Rights)
Cornell University Ergonomics Web (Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Group)
CTDNews Online
CTD Resource Network (A nonprofit information source)
Don't Be Afraid of Your [Computer] Mouse (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
Elements of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based on Workplace Evaluations of Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2000 (NIOSH)
ErgoWeb Inc. useful website of an occupational ergonomics company
Ergonomics (American Public Health Association January, 2000, comment on draft OSHA ergonomics standard)
Ergonomics (University of Maryland)
Ergonomics (Washington State Department of Labor and Industries)
Ergonomics: Effective Workplace Practices and Programs (NIOSH/OSHA)
Ergonomics Society (U.K)
Findings and Recommendations on Back Belts (U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
HealthyComputing.com

Los Angeles RSI Support Group website
Low Back Pain (University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (Health and Safety Executive, U.K.)
Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace: Low Back and Upper Extremities (U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2001)
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Organization in the European Clothing Industry (European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety, May 2001)
Musculoskeletal disorders in Europe (European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety)
Musicians and Injuries
National Occupational Research Agenda for Musculoskeletal Disorders (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2001)
OSHA Ergonomics Homepage includes OSHA's Draft Ergonomics Program Standard
OSHA's Ergonomics Standard Factsheet (American Federation of State County and Municipal Workers - AFSCME, November 2000)
Office/Computer Ergonomics (University of Waterloo)
Office Ergonomics Online Training Module (Oklahoma State University)
A Patient's Guide to Cumulative Trauma Disorders (Medical Multimedia Group)
Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (American Public Health Association, 1997)
Repetitive Strain Injuries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
RSI Hazards Handbook (London Hazards Centre)
School Bus Drivers and Repetitive Stress Injuries (National Education Association, 1999)
Stop the Pain! - AFL-CIO Ergonomics Campaign
Treatment Guidelines for Disorders of the Elbow, Hand, Knee, Neck, Low Back, Shoulder and Wrist (California Industrial Medical Council)
Typing Injury FAQ
UCLA Ergonomics (University of California at Los Angeles Department of Environment, Health and Safety; and the UCLA Office of Insurance and Risk Management)
VDT Workstation Checklist
Informat.  For information about using files in PDF format, click here. (Communications Workers of America, District 1)
Video Display Terminals (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Report, Workshop Summary, and Workshop Papers (National Research Council)
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Review of the Evidence (National Academy of Sciences)
Worker Protection - Private Sector Ergonomics Programs Yield Positive Results (U.S. General Accounting Office, 1997)
Working Safely with Video Display Terminals (OSHA)
Wounded Workers (A Canadian journalist's reflection on ergonomic hazards and workers' compensation)