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ABIH/BCSP Joint Committee
Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction (STS).
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
A private, nonprofit federation of private and public sector standards developing organizations.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
University at Albany, School of Public Health. A great site featuring lots of research and data on injury prevention. Especially helpful is The Injury Prevention Internet Library which includes downloadable documents, research studies, reports and data classified by subject area.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Official Home Page
Air Force Safety Center
Army Communications and Electronics Command Directorate for Safety
Army Safety Program
Associated Research (Dielectric Test Equipment)
Aurora OSHA News for General Industry. Newsletter is similar to the above, but for General Industry. Again lots of good tidbits directly from OSHA safety professionals.
Nov. 23, 1999, Volume 1, No. 5
May 21, 1999, Volume 1, No. 4
Dec. 14, 1998, Volume 1, No.3
May 1998, Volume 1, No. 2 (issue is available only in draft)
Nov. 26, 1997, Volume 1, No.1
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Building a Better Safety and Health Committee
by John P. Spath, American Society of Safety Engineers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Canada Safety Council (CSC)
CSC is an independent national non-profit membership safety organization. The web site offers information about the organization its mission training programs publications and activities. CSC programs help the Canadian public prevent accidents and injuries by enhancing safety awareness.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Center
Consumer Information Center Pueblo CO
The site provides access to the full text of hundreds of US government consumer publications, including occupationally related material.
Contacting OSHA
Use this link for information about how to contact OSHA about a safety and health problem. For a safety or health emergency, they request you call them in on a toll-free number. For other types of concerns or needs, other offices are shown on this page. No provision is given to email in a safety or health complaint.
Employment Health and Safety
Good brief guide to frequently asked questions by employees from Nolo.com's legal encyclopedia. Examples: Legal rights if you feel your workplace is unsafe, asserting rights to a safe workplace, steps to take if injured at work, protection from tobacco smoke.
Fermilab ES&H Section. ES&H Manual. Radiological Control Manual. Industrial Hygiene Manual.
Fermilab is a US Dept. of Energy research lab in Batavia, Illinois.
Florida Association of Safety Councils
Free downloadable computer program "Safety Pays," that calculates the financial costs of injuries and illnesses.
Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Site Personal Injury Law
Provided by Attorney William F. Conour.
Gender Issues in Occupational Safety and Health
International Labor Organization. Deals with special hazards for women workers. An interesting article.
Hazards and Risk
Healthcare Safety.com
Practical advice and news about health care safety regulations from the government and the JCAHO. Includes info on life safety, medical equipment, utilities management, safety, security, hazardous waste, materials management, emergency preparedness, infection control, laboratory safety and accreditation.
Health, Safety, Environment and Fire Industry Press Releases
This is a good resource for any safety and health related business that issues press releases. From worldsafety.com.
Joint Safety Manual
Indiana University
Integrated Safety Management by the Department of Energy
What is Integrated Safety Management? A piece of it, that many articulate, is the integration of all the elements of environment, safety and health into one system. Integrated Safety Management does that, in part; but, more importantly, it is also the full inclusion and integration of ES&H into the totality of work, such that it is an integral part of the whole -- not a stand-alone program.
International Safety Council
A subsidiary of the U.S.-based National Safety Council
ISO International Organization for Standardization
A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries which promotes development of standardization.
Marine Corps Safety Division
Model Safety and Health Program
Good public domain document from the State of Florida, available for use by anyone. Document is in .txt format.
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), NIOSH:
NORA has developed 21 occupational safety and health research priorities. Fact sheets are available for each: Allergic & Irritant Dermatitis, Health Services Research, Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities, Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hearing Loss, Organization of Work, Cancer Research Methods, Indoor Environment, Risk Assessment Methods, Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment, Infectious Diseases, Social and Economic Consequences of Workplace Illness and Injury, Emerging Technologies, Intervention Effectiveness Research, Special Populations at Risk, Exposure Assessment Methods, Low Back Disorders, Surveillance Research Methods, Fertility & Pregnancy Abnormalities, Mixed Exposures, Traumatic Injuries.
National Safety Council
Chicago, IL, USA. A non-profit organization that publishes numerous resources on all aspects of safety and health. Website contains free training info, injury statistics, and a safety awards program. The NSC website also features a free online Library (Information Gateway) that contains a variety of fact sheets, statistics, and research papers.
National Society of Professional Engineers
National Safety Management Society (NSMS).
Composed of safety and health professionals who are interested in promoting the advancement of the safety/loss control function through the application of effective management principles.
New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health
The Advisory Council is a non-profit public-interest organization whose members include unions employees petitioners' attorneys petitioners' doctors and citizens concerned with worker safety and health issues. Ultimately you will need to become a member to access most of the information but at the time of review a bulletin board scanned versions of recent court decisions and legislative updates were accessible to anyone.
New York Times. OSH.NET's Violence in the Workplace Section was featured in the New York Times! See their Article on workplace safety, ergonomics, and workplace violence.
North Bay Safe Community Project
The site features an overview of the Project since its inception in 1985; over 90 "Safety Tips", some historical photos of Project involvement in presenting "HEROES"; the "Safety Fairs" held in 1994 and 1996; pathway safety reminders for community City pathways; media write-ups on the Project and its programs; the text of City of North Bay "Safety and Health/Loss Control Handbook for Municipl Operations"; and many links to safety and health/loss control-oriented sites in Canada and elsewhere.
OSHA Fines and Penalties, Major
OSHA Frequenty Asked Questions
OSHA Hazard Information Bulletins.
A super book that can help you prepare, written by a former OSHA inspector.
This OSHA Directive (99-3, CPL 2, 4-19-99) explains how OSHA targets specific industry groups and companies based on their injury rates. (Warning: OSHA has severe penalties for willful falsification of injury and illness records).
OSHA Regulations, Proposed

Draft Proposed Safety and Health Program Rule, 29 CFR 1900.1. This rule would require employers to establish a workplace safety and health program to ensure compliance with OSHA standards and the General Duty Clause. More info (11-23-98).

OSHA Poster available for download
(OSHA) Publications and Fact Sheets

OSHA Self -Inspection Checklists
May 1997, used in OSHA's training programs. Covers the areas of: Safety and Health Program, Personal Protective Equipment, Flammable and Combustible Materials, Hand and Portable Powered Tools, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Confined Spaces, Electrical, Walking-Working Surfaces, Hazard Communication.
OSHA Standard 1910.1200
Hazard Communication, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
OSHA Statistics & Data Industry Profile for an OSHA Standard
displays the industry SICs in which a specified Federal OSHA standard is most often cited. Information is shown at the SIC division and 2,3,4- digit SIC levels
SIC Manual provides the ability to search the alphabetic index of the 1987 version manual by keywords; access detailed information for a specified SIC, Division, or Major Group; and browse through the manual structure
OSHA Violations, Top 20
Ranked by subject, total violations, and initial penalty. Includes a quick checklist.
OSHA Violations, Most Cited - search by SIC Code
Risk Assessment and Policy Association
Safe Communities Foundation
"The Safe Communities Foundation is a unique partnership between the private and public sectors that is dedicated to making Canada the safest place to work, live and play in the world." The site includes safety tips, lists of safe communities, the foundation's newsletter, etc.
Safety-Critical Systems
Safety Codes Council
A nonprofit group in Alberta Canada that recommends codes and standards in the areas of amusement rides, boilers and pressure vessels, building, electrical, elevators, fire, gas, passenger ropeways (ski lifts) and plumbing.
Safety Equipment Association
Arlington, VA. The Safety Equipment Association is the trade association in the United States for companies that manufacture safety equipment. Its member companies are world leaders in the design and manufacture of clothing and equipment used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, and in the home - anywhere that people are doing work.
SafetyLine Institute (Australia) Training Course on Pressure Vessel Safety
SafetyLine Institute - free on-line lecture course on Pressure Vessel Safety. The SafetyLine Institute is an initiative of WorkSafe Western Australia, which is a government organisation responsible for occupational safety and health enforcement and information provision in Western Australia. On-line enrolment is free of charge and is necessary for student record keeping after passing the multiple choice questions at the end of each lecture.
Safety Is No Accident -- Part One
By Thomas A. Faulhaber, The Business Forum Online. Part 2.
State OS&H Websites (by Google)
A comprehensive list.
Tampere University of Technology
Finland. They have a Safety Engineering curriculum and have published lots of research in the field.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Lots of product safety information, including press releases and many full text publications from CPSC.
U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
(Part of US Dept. of Transportation) The site provides information on air bags, child safety seats, vehicle safety, etc. NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments.
See thorough answers by the American Society of Safety Engineers to such questions as: What is a Safety Career All About? Scope of a Safety Professional. Function of a Safety Professional. Code of Professional Conduct. From the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
WorkSafe Plan
"SafetyLine Institute (Australia) is an online education and training facility established by WorkSafe Western Australia . It uses the technologies of the Internet to provide access to a wide range of education and training courses. The training courses are designed to be completed online, and do not require the use of textbooks or other printed materials."
World Safety Organization (U.N. affiliated)



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