Safety

This page is being managed by Dr. Jason Keith and Dr. Dan Crowl
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR is an agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.
  • Center for Hazardous Substance Research
    The Center for Hazardous Substance Research is the regional headquarters for the Environmental Protection Agency Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center. The center provides a focal point for research and research communication.
  • U.S. Chemical Safety Board
    This link provides a large library of videos related to chemical plant accidents. Accident investigation reports on specific accidents can also be found here.
  • National Toxicology Program The National Toxicology Program (NTP) provides access to the NTP database of summaries of study results, the Annual Report on Carcinogens, information about the history of the Program, ongoing work, and future plans.
  • The Safety and Chemical Engineering Education Program SACHE is a cooperative effort between the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and engineering schools to provide teaching materials and programs that bring elements of process safety into the education of undergraduate engineers.
  • AIChE Certificate eLearning Modules These modules are comprised of lecture material and an on-line test. Many of these modules are safety related. All are free for student members of AIChE.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) This link provides either on-line or downloadable access to the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. This guide is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. This is an excellent starting place to determine the hazardous properties of common chemicals.
  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration This link provides access to all the regulations related to process safety, including 1910.119 process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. This includes permissible exposure limits (PEL) promulgated by OSHA.
  • 3M Respirator Selection Guide This guide provides hazardous properties for a large number of chemicals, including odor thresholds. It also contains respirator selection guidelines.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Two free, downloadable software programs are available here:
    1. Chemical Reactivity Worksheet: a program to chemical reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances. This program includes a database of about 5000 chemicals.
    2. CAMEO Program: consists of four core programs: CAMEO, CAMEO Chemicals, ALOHA, and MARPLOT. These programs are useful to estimate the consequences due to the release and atmospheric dispersion of chemicals.
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine This is a toxicology data network provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It includes free databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
  • Society of Toxicology This is a professional organization of scientists from academic institutions, government and industry, representing toxicologists.