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To your good health -- and safety. From General
to specific, here's a good place to start searching
for the H&S information you need at work and home.

Whenever possible, we've listed websites by using
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.

Americans with Disabilities
ADA home page; U.S. Department of Justice.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Health and Safety Data
Current statistical information on workplace death and injuries as compiled by the BLS.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
"CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety. CCOHS is renowned for: practical health and safety databases (such as MSDS and CHEMINFO) developed by CCOHS; its comprehensive collection of health and safety products on CD-ROM; hundreds of health, safety and environmental publications; its popular list of over 1,000 health and safety Internet resources."

Chemical Reference Links
Find information on chemicals by Chemical Name; maintained by the EPA's "Envirofacts Warehouse."

CTD News Online
"CTDNews is North America's leading source for information on workplace repetitive motion and stress injuries and illnesses, including carpal tunnel syndrome to low-back pain." The Center for Workplace Health.

Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard
"Find environmental information about your community [and workplace]: learn how bad the pollution is, where the toxic chemicals come from, what the health risks are, and what actions you can take." Track toxins to their source and find out about the impact they have on your health. There's even a zip code search to find toxic sources in your area.

The Department of Labor/OSHA's ergonomics website with background, search capabilities and enforcement information.

"ErgoWeb is the place for ergonomics on the World Wide Web. We ... offer volumes of useful ergonomics information for free ... If you're searching for a one stop spot for ergonomics information, products, case studies, instructional materials, standards and guidelines, communication opportunities, ergonomics related news, and more - all presented in an ergonomic format - you've found it!"

"Ergoworld ... the largest meta site for ergonomics and human factors ... is divided into six main 'planets'; three devoted to ergonomics (office ergonomics, industrial ergonomics, injury prevention/treatment) and three devoted to human factors (HCI/usability, air & ground HF, product design). The stars of the ERGOWORLD galaxy also provide information on products, jobs available, consultants/organizations, university programs, and industry events."

Hazardous Chemical Database
"This database will allow the user to retrieve information for any of 1991 hazardous chemicals based on a keyword search." The University of Akron.

Health and Income Equity
A good, but largely academic site on income inequality and poor health.

ICEM's Occupational Health and Safety Information
From the ICEM: A health and safety page designed to provide information for shop-floor workers and union health and safety officials. The Occupational Health and Safety research pages include a number of tools and resources, including "ICEM Safecards on Workplace Hazards," which offer at-a-glance information on chemicals or products that constitute common workplace hazards, with information vital to the safety of rank and file workers. The site also features a comprehensive set of links to occupational health and safety information on the web.

Indoor Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency's "Indoor Air Quality Home Page."

Injured Workers' Alliance
Providing support and education, "Workplace Injured is a statewide, non-profit organization [based in Oregon]. The "coalition" consists of individual and localized ... groups who advocate for workers including those injured on the job. We are continuing to develop expertise in areas such as medical issues, workplace safety and the Oregon Workers’ Compensation System." Lots of links to information for injured workers ...

Job Accommodation Network
|The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act and acts as a consultant for finding effective, low-cost solutions to accommodate disabilities at work.

Los Angeles RSI Support Group
"RSI stands for Repetitive Strain Injury, aka Cumulative Trauma Disorder. These soft tissue injuries are widely known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a relatively uncommon form of RSI and, unfortunately, just one of many possible repetitive strain injuries." Although oriented toward LA, has good links and suggestions for people dealing with RSI.

Material Safety Data Sheets
Expansive directory and information about Material Safety Data Sheets and where to find them on the Internet. Posted by the University of Kentucky.

MSDS and Related
Links listed by NIOSH relating to Chemical Safety, Material Safety Data Sheets and hazardous materials.

National Center for Health Statistics
"As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data." Lots of health data, from the Centers for Disease Control.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
"The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is a Federal agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injuries." Lots of research info, findings and more...

NYCOSH (New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health)
"Welcome to the NYCOSH website, where you'll find news and information about on-the-job safety and health, plus hundreds of links to more information you can use to enhance occupational safety. ... NYCOSH is at the forefront of the growing movement to stop occupational injury, illness and death. Founded in the late 1970's NYCOSH fights for every worker's right to a safe and healthful job ..."

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Workplace hazards; health and safety rules; OSHA standards and more about the government's role in preventing sickness and injury (you'll also get a sense of their new "cooperate-with-business-to-keep-the-Republicans-from-gutting-us-completely" approach to health & safety). Includes a list of health & safety related internet sites.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Inspections
OSHA's "Reading Room" page lists links to OSHA directives; statistics and inspection records; OSHA manuals and Hazard Information bulletins. All workplace inspection records are now online and searchable!

Office Ergonomics Training
"Office ergonomics guidelines for seated or computer work." A very complete website about office ergonomics ... including sections on back pain, eyestrain, conventional wisdom, furniture and computer hardware ... and a checklist that visitors can use to evaulate their own workspace. - Gateway for Safety & Health Information
"Osh.Net is an Internet gateway site for occupational safety and health information and resources [with] over 1,300 annotated links to interesting Internet sites containing a vast amount of information on health and safety ... We currently feature hundreds of information categories and subcategories ... a free monthly email newsletter and a safety and health forum, where Osh.Net users can post their inquiries or messages." Excellent site!

OSHA Workers' Page
A page for workers with questions about OSHA and safety issues in their workplaces -- including electronic complaint filing -- should visit this page on the OSHA website. Among the page topics: "Am I Covered by OSHA?" ... "What are my rights under OSHA?" ... "What can I do if I think my workplace is unsafe?" ... "Has my employer ever been inspected by OSHA?" ... "What is the most commonly cited hazard in my industry?" ... as well as areas on filing complaints and handling problems in the workplace ...

OSHWEB (formerly known as the Index of Safety and Health Resources on the Internet) is "a good starting point for locating occupational safety and health information from the Net." An unnecessarily modest description. More than 1,700 health and safety resources listed in one spot and clearly organized.

PHILAPOSH (Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health)
"Since 1975 our mission has been 'the prevention of injury, disease and death on the job through information, education, technical assistance and political action'. Philaposh is the only organization in the Greater Philadelphia Area that makes worker safety and health the top priority. We are not a government agency and our strength depends on our members." Site features a list of "Related Links", "Calendar" and a "Attorney Referral List".

Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly
Published by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, this web site advertises itself as "the only authorized, up-to-date, searchable archive of Rachel's Environment and Heathly Weekly, providing news and resources for environmental justice." Sign-up for a weekly newsletter on health, safety and environmental issues.

RTK Net Right-to-Know Net
"The Right-to-Know Network provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected." Databases provide good links to H&S Information.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A wealth of information from the HHS Department, including "healthfinder, which can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public."

Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Health & Safety Links Page
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management links page. Features links by category, including: Regulatory and Standard Setting Agencies • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) • Biosafety and Public Health • Featured Sites • Internet Resource Pages • College and University Environmental Health and Safety • Ergonomics and Human Factors • Hazardous Materials Management • Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health • Risk Management and Safety Links • Union Safety and Health Sites.

Violence in the Workplace
A much-expanded page from NIOSH relating to Workplace Violence, including background, risk-factors, provention strategies and links to othher resources.

Violence in the Workplace (1996)
Information from NIOSH, providing background and an overview of this issue.

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