Toxicology 178 (2002) 263269 "Internet resources for occupational and environmental health professionals" link , by Gary Greenberg
Learn about po (poisoning), to (toxicity), ae (adverse effects), ci (chemically induced), ep (epidemiology), pc (prevention & control), et (etiology)
Other MESH keywords
ChemIDplus Dictionary of over 370,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, structures), includes many direct pre-searched links to the actual content databases
HSDB Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data, exerpted from multiple sources
RTECS NIOSH’s Reg. of Toxic Effects of Chem. Substances. (No longer free… purchase copy from commercial vendor or agency listed, eg $300 from CCOHS)
ToxLine (Core is journals, including exerpts; Special includes information from other databases, incl ILO, DART, NIOSHTic)
ITER International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (very numerical, with summaries from various countries’ work, CDN, EU, Dutch,
Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART)
Genetic Toxicology Data Bank (GENE-TOX) (arcane, molecular, not health-related)
Household Products (for generic formulations, eg "oven cleaner")
Haz-Map simple, descriptive, non-expert
Tox Town like Haz-Map, but even simpler
MedlinePlus: Consumer Environmental Health Information, > 800 topics
Disaster Information Management Research Center (topic-specific, links externally)
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, pedigrees and genetic links to syndromes (OMIM)
DIRLINE Non-governmental organizations for patient support, lay education, resource identification
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
Official reports of amounts of released chemicals (only industrial and federal facilities)
see TOXMAP for geographic information that also includes hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) from the Superfund program. Really need to do the tutorial/tour also Scorecard (below)
Guidance to primary care clinicians regarding individual and mass-casualty radiological / nuclear events
Substance Registry System (SRS) regulatory information on chemicals throughout
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) specifically at lowest dose for health concern, for regulatory implications, only for 553 compounds (8/2010)
National Pesticide Information Center Pesticide Fact Sheets on only 32 compounds (each as General or Technical information) (8/2010)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs)
Toxicological Profiles the largest narrative report on 308 individual chemicals, 177 as final individual downloads, 13 being contested (8/2013), 132 being updated, each selected for hazard & frequency (8/2010)
The whole 2012 CD-ROM database can be ordered for free, upon request
Subsets of the rather huge Profiles’ content are available as:
ToxFAQs (brief, instructive Q&A on 187 hazardous chemicals)
Public Health Statements (PHSs, longer exerpts, taken from Chapter 1 of Toxicological Profiles)
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: terrific, clinically narrated exposure consults. Only nine (8/2013) are currently available for CME credit. CME for 15 more is out-of-date (8/2013), with ‘updates in progress’)
Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs) for Acute Chemical Exposures, providing structured guidance to evacuate, decontaminate and evaluate patients
Managing Hazardous Material Incidents (MHMI), a general textbook for pre-hospital and hospital medical management of a hazardous materials incident. A training video is available to healthcare professionals, upon email request
Interaction Profiles for mixtures of Toxic Substances, 11 final documents, 2 drafts as of 8/2013
Minimal Risk Levels for 180 chemical exposures (introduction to MRLs, actual values, including oral and inhaled; acute and chronic)
NIOSHTic-2 (bibliographic tool, extends beyond journals to include meeting abstracts, research grant reports, theses, HHE’s, including 45,559 citations, 70 more monthly)
Health Hazard Evaluations, both requests and archives of prior investigations
Specific / Generic Work-related assessment, based on industry, chemical, diagnosis, other hazards, emergency preparedness & response. Links to dozens of other hazard-specific sites (including OSHA, IARC, WHO, EPA, ATSDR, etc)
Surveillance data (Pb, Mining, Pesticides, Resp. disease, trauma). Established tables are also available, including the Worker Health Chartbook providing comparisons across many variables.
National Occupational Mortality Surveillance, allows direct data queries based on variables of occupation, industry, and state, as well as cause-of-death, race and sex.
e LCOSH (Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health), with the Center for Construction Research and Training, formerly known as The Center to Protect Workers Rights (CPWR)
NASD The National Agricultural Safety Database
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Concentrations, table of 364 chemical exposures, and each agent shows several references to justify the level.
International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
Everything about respirators’ certification, including lists for every use
(Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) an extremely under-used tool with live data. Users can dissect or aggregate rates (injury, disease, death, cancer, more) by age, geography, year; and then harvest outputs to graphics, tables, spreadsheets. Other internal databases include CDC experts on topics
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, baseline and background levels for xenobiotics
OSHA standards regulatory language
Correspondence / regulatory findings, directives
Citation database, allowing search by industry codes
SIC Search Standard Industrial Classifications
Work-related injury census and rate calculator; user inputs their own worksite data, for comparison
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses
Catalog of contractor-authored courses and materials for hazardous materials, waste operations and emergency response
Workers & residents of communities near DOE facilities, allows searching by site, cohort
Environmental, Safety & Health Manual a comprehensive program for dozens of hazards (? off line x 3 days in Aug, 2010?)
3,000 hazardous substances, including those which are on the Special Health Hazard Substance List (SHHSL), especially identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, corrosive, flammable, and reactive substances.
Encyclopedia Unfortunately, online access now requiring $1,000 CAD annual(!) licensing from CCOHS (below)
List of occupational diseases is very disappointing
Codes of Practice for specific industries’ safety and health
They offer PAID subscriptions to many previously governmental databases, including:
Directory of thousands of web-sites, provided from Canada, bigger than ours (here), but last updated April, 2004.
This database contains a collection of occupational limit values for hazardous substances gathered from various international sites, Canada (Québec), Switzerland, Japan, and the United States as of 2006. Limit values of more than 1,000 substances are listed.
OECD includes US, EU, Canada, Japan, Int’l Council of Chemical Associations, WHO’s Prg on Chemical Safety
Existing Chemicals and New Chemicals work areas include high-volume chemicals and links to many other sites’ information on exposure risks
Other databases include: Biocides, Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT), QSAR Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship.
Many data sources, including: WHO’s Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) Monographs and Health and Safety Guides (HSG)
Commercial site, recently reduced resources, but has chemical facts (even structure!), regulatory status in many other sites, synonyms, CAS.
TRI release information, matched to EPA health effects database and corporate & congressional contact data by Green Media Toolshed ,
Manufacturers’ Assoc database, Solvent Lookup Criteria, Name, Chemical Abstracts or Sax Number, Formula, Chemical Category, Property, Synonyms
Tabular drug Interactions with Caffeine Enteral Feedings Ethanol/Alcohol Food Grapefruit Juice Tobacco
Material Safety Data Sheets from USP DI
Martindale, even deeper than Clin Pharm
Founded at Duke, and now housed and managed in at University N. Carolina , this very busy forum is a professional community of nearly 3,400 readers (clinicians and public health experts from 75+ countries). Each member receives 250-300 messages each month, including announcements of web-based news and discussion of exposure-related human disease.
Purely a uni-directional news outlet, this provides a means to receive announcements (new web-resources, jobs, regulations), but no discussion. This is the non-opinion subset of Occ-Env-Med-L, above, and is about 70-100 messages monthly.
Indust Hygiene Assoc Industrial Hygiene (free)
Managed by the Association, begun in January 2000, this group discussed IH topics with about 100 messages monthly among 1,396 enrolled participants.
The oldest and busiest of all Occupational Health forums, SAFETY has 3,018 subscribers and its discussions include 850(!) messages monthly. It is run from the University of Vermont’s SIRI site (see above)
UK’s OCCENVMED (free)
Britain’s discussion group of Occupational & Environmental Medicine generates 50-100 messages monthly.
Occupational and employee health issues relevant to medical centers. 390 readers, 100 messages monthly.
Drug testing, interpretation and policy, for regulated and unregulated situations.
HS-Canada is a means of distributing messages to a group of individuals with interests in occupational health and safety in a Canadian context. Although the list is intended primarily for Canadians, anyone with an interest in Canadian occupational health and safety issues is welcome to subscribe. Messages may be sent in English or French. DIscussions lead to 100-120 messages monthly.
Red de Salud de los Trabajadores de Latinoamérica y el Caribe Latin America Occupational & Environmental Medicine forum in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Messages add to 70-100 messages monthly.
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<disparu?> Forum de médecine du travail (Occupational Medicine) in French. Topic-specific, sorted archives are useful.
Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog
Run by lawyers, posting about weekly, scanty replies
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