INTERNET WEB SITES
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH INFORMATION
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation provides a variety of safety tools and resources on our web site, www.ohiobwc.com. Click on Safety Services to find out more about what BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene offers online. Then choose Online Tools and Resources to find a longer version of this list of web sites.
Oregon’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology offers information on occupations & industries, chemical hazards, workplace safety issues, ergonomic issues, biological hazards, and includes materials in Spanish.
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY (CCOHS)
This Canadian government site has an extensive international directory of web sites called OSH Links. There is also a unique feature called OSH Answers and a guide to safety-related acronyms.
The online version of the magazine EHS Today (formerly Occupational Hazards) is filled with today’s headlines, articles, buyers’ guides and podcasts.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
Visit this web site for information on safety in the workplace, at home, on the road and in the community.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health offers news releases, links to helpful safety resources, strategies for safer workplaces, information on workplace hazards, workers’ compensation and much more.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Environmental Health & Safety at OSU has an online safety resource library with topics from A-Z. Go to the “Links Library” option.
Contains a wide variety of resources: MSDSs, an online library of graphics, articles and PowerPoint presentations, e-mail discussion list archives, and a list of safety & health consultants.
AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY
Look for information on hazardous substances, emergency response and hazardous waste sites.
*BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SAFETY & HEALTH
Find national statistics on work-related injuries and illnesses and fatalities.
*CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION (CDC)
A good resource for general public health issues throughout the United States. Health topics from A-Z give an in-depth look at most communicable diseases as well as topics such as safe driving, violence, and air pollution.
*ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
The EPA’s web site provides a wealth of information on a wide range of topics. Of particular interest: resources on lead, asbestos, indoor air quality, mold, and school environmental issues.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
For information on disasters and emergencies nationwide, access this web site. Publications include options for emergency preparedness and prevention, response and recovery, disaster fact sheets, and public awareness information.
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MSHA)
Features information on mine safety and health, including noise, dust, statistics, safety hazard alerts and talks, training, regulations, and rescue.
*NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (NIOSH)
NIOSH’s site describes their services and research activities and provides information on many workplace safety and health topics, including occupational health hazards, health care worker injuries, respirators, and storm and flood cleanup precautions. Most of their publications are available online.
*NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM)
The world’s largest medical library: a reliable source for medical, health and chemical hazard information.
*OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)
OSHA’S web site includes compliance assistance resources, online publications, statistics, OSHA standards & directives, and a very useful A-Z site index.
OHIO DEPT. OF HEALTH
Provides a wide variety of public health information, including occupational and environmental health, women’s health, and health resources.
Use the “Topic Index” at the bottom of the home page to find Ohio EPA regulations and information on permits, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, wastewater, wetlands, and much more.
STATE LIBRARY OF OHIO/OHIOLINK
Search the State Library of Ohio’s online catalog which includes BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene library books.
SPECIFIC (BY SUBJECT)
eLCOSH is a comprehensive library of construction safety information presented in both English and Spanish with items searchable by trade, hazard, job site, etc.
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace. Provides guidelines on establishing a workplace substance abuse program. Search the Substance Abuse Information Database. From the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Presents a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for companies of all sizes. From the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Ergoweb’s site offers ergonomics news, a buyer’s guide and case studies, in addition to sources for software and services.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
The National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training is a resource for workers and trainers who are involved in the handling of hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials and terrorist actions.
IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCES
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Compiled by the National Library of Medicine, this web page provides information on a variety of indoor air topics as well as glossaries, database searches and web pages in Spanish.
Touted as “Where to find material safety data sheets on the Internet”, this site offers links to 100 free sites as well as news, FAQs, and an MSDS glossary.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides information and regulations on brake safety, driver fatigue, hazardous materials, the hours of service rule, and other safety and security issues affecting large trucks and buses.
WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
The Wellness Council of America offers many free resources to help organizations of all kinds build results-oriented workplace wellness programs.
SAFETY MANUALS & SAMPLE WRITTEN PROGRAMS
ILLINOIS ONSITE SAFETY & HEALTH CONSULTATION PROGRAM
At this site you will find sample written programs on a variety of topics. Also available are checklists and safety guide books, some in Spanish.
OSHA provides sample written programs for employers to use as guidance when developing their own customized programs tailored to their specific workplaces.