September 19, 2001
The Many Links and Resources at
By Maureen Alvarez, CIH, CSP
We at Osh.Net believe that we have
something that you as Environmental, Health and Safety professionals
cannot be without - our thousands of EHS links! Did you know
that the Osh.Net site is loaded with great EHS resources?
We have thousands of links to EHS sites and we are adding
more every month. This article will highlight some of those
links and resources that you can use to help make your work
or research a little easier.
If this is your first visit to
Osh.Net or your hundredth visit, you may not have discovered
our valuable links section. This is a section of the site
that you just can not afford to miss!
From the Osh.Net home page at http://www.osh.net/,
you will find the "Health and Safety Index". Within
that index are the many, many EHS links. The links have been
organized under specific pages. The list of pages includes:
Agencies & Regulations
OSH List Services & Newsgroups
Within each page listed above,
you will find EHS links that are specific to that subject
page. Let's take a look at the Safety page by clicking on
the link above. Once you are into the Safety page you will
see many different safety topics such as: Accident/Injury
Statistics, Construction, Electrical, Lockout-Tagout, Personal
Protective Equipment PPE, Machine Guarding, etc. Within each
of these topics are more links to resources specific to that
The first topic under the Safety
page is Accident
/ Injury Statistics. Within that topic you will find
links related to Accident Investigations, Crane Accidents,
the CDC Injury Prevention Center, a list of the most dangerous
jobs, chemical accident information, injury fact sheets, etc.
If you are looking for information regarding the safety profession,
you must check out these links.
If your subject area is Industrial
Hygiene then you need to check out the Industrial Hygiene page. Under this topic you will find information regarding
Toxicology, Material Safety Data Sheet links, Asbestos, Bloodborne
Pathogens, Ergonomics, etc. This page is one of our more
popular pages with some of our busiest links.
The Emergency Management page includes
information and links related to Fire Prevention and Disaster
Preparedness. Within these pages you will find resources
related to Workplace Violence, Emergency Management Plans,
Earthquake Safety, Fire Safety, etc. Considering the most
recent events within our country, these links may be helpful
to you when reviewing the Emergency Preparedness state of
your workplace or facility.
The Occupational Health page is a
very informative page with many links and resources for the
EHS and medical professionals. Here you will find links to
medical, nursing, travel medicine, medical surveillance, workers
compensation, etc. Within the Medical links you will find
information related to Workplace Drug Testing, cancer information,
the Center for Disease Control (CDC), food and nutrition and
latex glove allergies, etc.
The Legal page contains many links to legal
resources such as Disability Law, Employment Law, Environmental
Law, Torts and Personal Injury Law, etc. This page is definitely
worth checking out if you want to review the legality of an
issue or if you need copies of laws and statutes. There are
also links to attorneys and court cases.
The Government Agencies & Regulations
page contains links to federal, state and local regulations
and government web pages. Here you will find information
on federal military safety programs, training information,
etc. You will also get links to the Department of Defense,
Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy,
etc. Please check out these pages, there are many valuable
links that I am sure you will want to bookmark.
The Products & Services page contains many consumer links to EHS products, consultants
and other services. Here you will find links to books, magazines,
journals and newsletters all related to the EHS profession.
This page also contains information regarding software programs,
college education courses and training programs. A Supplies
and Equipment page linking you directly to vendors is available
The Internet EHS Sites page contains
links to other internet health and safety sites such as Duke
University Occupational Medicine site. The OSH
List Services & Newsgroups page will link you to many different newsgroups and
list serve sites within the EHS arena.
The Organizations page will link you to the EHS professional organizations
web sites such as American Board of Industrial Hygienists
(ABIH), the ASSE for Safety Engineers, the American Association
of Occupational Health Nurses (AOHN), and many more. These
are great sites to bookmark so that you can keep up to date
on certification procedures, regulatory updates, etc.
The Professional Development page contains links to resume building, preparing for
interviews, job searching techniques, etc. The final page
within the Health and Safety Index is the Safety
Humor Sites page. This page contains some humerous EHS
sites which should brighten your day!
Please take the time to review
these many pages and links within Osh.Net. I know you will
agree that we have many valuable and useful resources for
every EHS professional. Please let us know if you have a
great link that is not on the Osh.Net site. We are constantly
reviewing new links and updating the site with them. As always,
we encourage your suggestions to improve Osh.Net and we value
your input and contributions to the site.
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