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MCat: Workplace Health Hazards

Reference materials related to workplace health hazards, such as biological hazards, confined space safety, dusts/molds inhalation, hazard communications, indoor air quality, radiation hazards, ventilation controls, respirator requirements and much more.

Biosafety

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

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.

Dusts

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

Education

Seminars, certification requirements and continuing education resources. 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.

EMF

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

Fibers

Technical resources on fiberglass fibers, rock & slag wool health hazards. Health and safety research related to building insulation fibers such as fiberglass, rock and slag wool.

Hazard Communications

Sample written hazard communication programs. 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. Full text of hazard communication programs and resources

Indoor Air

General concepts & principles of indoor air quality. Research studies. Common indoor pollutants, sick building syndrome, etc. IAQ guides, checklists, fact sheets, sick building syndrome & more 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.

Labs

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

Lasers

Laser-related materials. Tutorials. Standards. Resources. Research & theory. Safety programs and manuals. Medical laser safety. Technical resources related to the safe use of lasers

Molds

Solutions for mold problems resulting from flooding, water damage, etc. Investigating, evaluating & remediating moisture & mold problems. Indoor air quality problems from molds and their prevention and remediation.

Noise

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

Occup Resp Disease

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

Radiation

Radiation safety policies, procedures & manuals. Resources. Technical reference manuals. Fact sheets. Control of radioactive materials. 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.

References

Technical guides for engineering control, removal and disposal of asbestos & lead. 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.

Respirators

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

Sampling

Industrial Hygiene Sampling Guide. NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM). Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategy Manual. Technical guides on industrial hygiene air & noise sampling, monitoring.

Software

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

Temperatures

Adaptive Model of Thermal Comfort. Wind chill chart. Heat stress. Extreme cold. Stress on the body from heat and cold.

Tuberculosis

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

Ventilation

Fume hood safety program. 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.


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