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A Drug-Free Workplace Programs and workplace safety and health services provider
Performs background checks, pre-employment physicals and psychological testing. Also provides multiple services "on-site" such as drug testing, physical exams, immunizations, blood draws, and D.O.T./OSHA required training.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry HazDat (ATSDR)
Hazardous Substance Release and Health Effects Database.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ToxFAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Contaminants Found at Hazardous Waste Sites.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
This is the principal federal public health agency involved with hazardous waste issues. The agency helps prevent or reduce the harmful effects of exposure to hazardous substances on human health. ATSDR, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was created by the Superfund Law in 1980.
A Guide to the Work-Relatedness of Disease
(A NIOSH publication).
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychological Society (APS)
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.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
The professional society that represents individuals responsible for the environment of care used in healthcare delivery.
An Institutional Biosafety Guide for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
The University of Tennessee.
Biological Collections via the INTERNET
US FDA / Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). List of databases and information sites.
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health, 4th Edition May 1999.
Bloodborne Pathogens
Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. OSHA Preambles, Table of Contents by Section.
Bloodborne Pathogens
OSHA webpage.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOH)
A large Internet guide to the world of safety and health. A very helpful page is OSH Answers, which gives answers to numerous questions from many areas of occupational safety and health. Their e-mail address is: webmaster@ccohs.ca.
Cancer Resource
American Institute for Cancer Research. An information program from the American Institute for Cancer Research to help cancer patients and their families understand more about cancer, its treatment and the resources available to help them in overcoming this disease. [Sorry, but this program is only available for those in the US and Canada.]
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Circadian Technologies
Contact: OCC-ENV-MED-L-request@LIST.MC.DUKE.EDU.
Purpose: Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Three moderated forums for announcements, dissemination of text files and academic discussion. The forums are designed to allow presentation of clinical vignettes, synopses of new regulatory issues and reports of interesting items from publications elsewhere (both the medical and the non-medical journals).
Contact: requests@list.ccohs.ca
Purpose: A means of distributing messages to a group of individuals with interests in occupational health and safety in a Canadian context. Although the list is intended primarily for Canadians, anyone with an interest in Canadian occupational health and safety issues is welcome to subscribe. Messages may be sent in English or French. Archives of old e-mails are also here.
List Address: BIOSAFTY@mitvma.mit.edu
Listserv Address: listserv@mitvma.mit.edu
Contact: sheehan@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu
List Address: C+HEALTH@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu
Listserv Address: listserv@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu
Creating the Ergonomically Sound Workplace
By Lee Ostrom. The basic outline and step-by-step approach of this book will show those without experience or training how to diagnose and correct ergonomic problems such as high absenteeism, carpal tunnel syndrome, back strain, and stress-related medical problems in order to prevent injuries and improve performance.
CTD News Online
Source for information on cumulative trauma disorder (CTDs) injuries and workplace repetitive stress injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome to low back pain.
Dental workers exposed to disinfectants as part of decontamination
OSHA interpretation of 1910.1030.
Drug reactions kill an estimated 100,000 a year
Adverse reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medicines kill more than 100,000 Americans and seriously injure an additional 2.1 million each year, researchers say. Such reactions do not include prescribing errors or drug abuse. News article from April 14, 1998 CNN.
EMERG-L Newsgroup
Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis
OSHA Directive CPL 2.106.
"EnviroDX is a multimedia, case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmentally related diseases. It is available on the World Wide Web for free use by faculty, medical students, post-graduate residents, and public health professionals."
ErgAerobics: Why does working @ my computer hurt so much?
By Perry Bonomo, Daniel Seidler, John Piser (Illustrator). A comprehensive guide to help computer users prevent and treat Computer Induced Repetitive Stress Injuries (CIRSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ, etc.
Click HERE to see Amazon.com's broad selection of books on ergonomics.
Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficiency
by K. H. E. Kroemer, Katrin Kroemer-Elbert (Contributor), Henrike Kroemer (Contributor). A reference book written by a practicing ergonomics engineer, explores the "why" and "how" of human engineering/ergonomics.
EXTOXNET - EXtension TOXicology NETwork

Devoted to toxicology issues and the exchange of toxicology-related information.

Guidelines for Protecting the Safety and Health of Health Care Workers
US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer, September 1988.
Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

By Gavriel Salvendy (Editor). This is the second edition of a book that is considered THE reference for the rapidly expanding fields of human factors and ergonomics. Over 100 contributors representing the top specialists in the world have written chapters on their areas of expertise. This edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most recent research and applications. It also includes state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of the field such as equipment, workplace, and job design; design for health and safety.

Hazardous Drugs

OSHA webpage.

Health Care Facilities

OSHA webpage.

Health, Risk & Society Contact: SharronL@Carfax.co.uk

Purpose: Health, Risk & Society is a new peer-reviewed academic journal published by Carfax Publishing. It is devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of the social processes which influence the ways in which risks are taken, communicated, assessed and managed in relation to health and health care. It is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral journal and contributions are welcomed from a variety of social sciences disciplines. You can register to have tables of contents of Health, Risk & Society, and all other Carfax journals, e-mailed directly to your PC via the SARA (Scholarly Articles Research Alerting) service. This is completely free of charge.

Hepatitis B Risks in the Health Care System

OSHA Directive CPL 2-2.36.

How government and industry chose weapons over workers?

A series of investigative articles on the hazards of beryllium. From the Toledo Blade.

Infection Control in Dental Practice


Injury Central

The central location for information on a variety of of injury topics. Part of InjuryResources.com.

Injury Prevention Research Unit

University of Otago, New Zealand. The site provides information about the Unit, research it undertakes, publications produced, etc.


Articles to educate patients about back pain from Body-Mind Publications.

Job Safety and Health Quarterly

This magazine is published quarterly and is available online. It is in Adobe format (.pdf) and the files are several megabytes, so they take awhile to download.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Their mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Lyme Disease (11/18/96)


Management of Biological Hazards & Diseases

free on-line lecture course from The SafetyLine Institute. The SafetyLine Institute is an initiative of WorkSafe Western Australia, which is a government organization responsible for occupational safety and health enforcement and information provision in Western Australia. On-line enrollment is free of charge and is necessary for student record keeping after passing the multiple choice questions at the end of each lecture.


Medical/Health Related Web Site Search Engine. Find the medical/health site your looking for. New online search engine that has twenty (29) searchable categories, lists over 200+ newsgroups, searchable classifieds and the MedExplorer Bookstore.

National Center for Health Statistics

(NCHS), CDC, US Department of Health & Human Services. NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the US The NIH, comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Needlestick Injuries

OSHA webpage.

Noise Exposures in the Construction Industry

By Rick Neitzel, at University of Washington Department of Environmental Health. Also Occupational Noise Standards.

Occupational Biomechanics

By Don B. Chaffin, Bernard J. Martin, Gunnar B. Andersson. Explores the biomechanical principles both in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in industry and working conditions and worker performance in general. This Second Edition reflects the tremendous amount of rapidly emerging knowledge that has taken place.

Occupational Diseases: A Guide to Their Recognition

(a NIOSH publication)

Occupational Safety and Health Topics Search

MSNBC search for Occupational Safety and Health.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Resources


Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM)

Summary and Overview of the OOM. OSHA.

OSHA Publications

Some forms available online, others may be ordered online. It is in Adobe format (.pdf) and the files are several megabytes, so they take awhile to download.


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Protection from Hazards of Bloodborne Pathogens in Dentistry

OSHA interpretation.

RSI-related health problems

(11/18/96) alt.med.fibromyalgia

Safety Online

A community for occupational safety professionals. A free weekly e-mail newsletter with a few brief feature articles and ads for products.


This is an interesting and helpful little newsletter that includes a variety of articles on occupational safety and health. Their website also provides a large amount of free info. Subscribe on their website.

Scientific Data, Surveillance, and Injury Statistics

CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, See also their Fact Sheet page.

SOREHAND A mailing list for the discussion of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) etc.

(11/18/96) Contact: lstowner@itssrv1.ucsf.edu
List Address: SOREHAND@ltssrv1.ucsf.edu
Listserv Address: listserv@ltssrv1.ucsf.edu

The Big Mystery: Where Ebola Lurks

What makes the deadly virus suddenly rear its head? Article by Dr. David Heymann.

The Ergonomic Casebook: Real World Solutions

by James P. Kohn. This book tells it all -- how ergonomics was implemented in several different industries.

The Ergonomics Edge : Improving Safety, Quality, and Productivity

By Dan MacLeod. Workplace ergonomics can be an advantage, not burden, to really help improve your company's safety, quality, productivity, workers' comp, turnover, absenteeism, and sales. Use this book to help you convince management of the value of ergonomic programs.

The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook

By Waldemar Karwowski (Editor), William S. Marras (Editor). This Handbook will provide comprehensive and state-of-the art knowledge of industrial ergonomics and safety to a worldwide market. There are 111 chapters and approximately 125 contributors - the who's who internationally in Ergonomics.

The Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics

A wonderful health resource. "Established in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental clinics, a nonprofit organization, is committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental health through information sharing and collaborative research."

The following are lists you can subscribe to.



listserv exchanges ideas and information about Hazardous Materials Emergency Response issues relevant to the pre-hospital and hospital environment. To subscribe to this list, send e-mail to: HAZMATMED@mediccom.norden1.com and in the body of your message type the command:
subscribe HAZMATMED your.email.address@your.system.com/org/etc
Contact: hlevi@ix.netcom.com
List Address: HAZMATMED@mediccom.norden1.com
Listserv Address: listserv@mediccom.norden1.com

The National AG Safety Database

"A database of materials devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture."

Top 20 Hazardous Substances

ATSDR/EPA. This annual evaluation activity fulfills the conditions of CERCLA section 104 (i), as amended, which requires ATSDR and EPA to revise the priority list of hazardous substances periodically to include additional hazardous substances. The full list of hazardous chemicals is also available.

Transportation Medicine- Resources for Health Care Professionals

involved in the medical evaluation of workers in the transportation industries by Occumedix.


OSHA fact sheet.

Waste Anesthetic Gases

OSHA webpage.

World Wide Virtual Library

Public Health. The WWW Virtual Library: Public Health provides comprehensive coverage of relevant public health resources on the Net. Organized according to 84 selected topics and all countries.

You Can Avoid Killer Vaccine

[info on hazards of Hepatitis B Vaccine], by Barry Forbes, Tribune/Thompson Newspaper, Feb. 7, 1999.




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