Health & Safety
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
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.
ADA home page; U.S. Department of Justice.
of Labor Statistics Health and Safety Data
Current statistical information on workplace death and injuries as compiled
by the BLS.
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
Find information on chemicals by Chemical Name; maintained by the EPA's
"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
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."
"This database will allow the user to retrieve information for
any of 1991 hazardous chemicals based on a keyword search." The University
and Income Equity
A good, but largely academic site on income inequality and poor health.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency's "Indoor Air Quality Home
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 ...
|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.
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.
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.
Links listed by NIOSH relating to Chemical Safety, Material Safety Data
Sheets and hazardous materials.
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.
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...
(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 ..."
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.
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 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
- 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."
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.
(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".
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.
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.
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."
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.
in the Workplace
A much-expanded page from NIOSH relating to Workplace Violence, including
background, risk-factors, provention strategies and links to othher
in the Workplace (1996)
Information from NIOSH, providing background and an overview of this
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