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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

fibrous glass

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

International Chemical Safety Cards: Glass Wool
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Fibrous Glass
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-152 (1977)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to Fibrous Glass to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.


Related Resources

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) - ToxFAQs: Vitreous Fibers

Toxicological Profile for Synthetic Vitreous Fibers (ATSDR)[PDF - 151 KB]

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Synthetic Mineral Fibers

OSHA Chemical Sampling: Fibrous Glass Dust

OSHA Exposure Limits for Synthetic Mineral Fibers

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Fibrous Glass[PDF - 303 KB]

NLM (Haz-Map): Fiberglass

NLM (Household Products Database): Fiberglass

IARC Monographs (Vol. 81): Man-Made Vitreous Fibers[PDF - 43 KB]

National Toxicology Program (NTP) Substance Profile: Glass Wool[PDF - 195 KB]

European Chemical Substance Information System (ESIS): Fibrous Glass

 
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