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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.

Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)

International Chemical Safety Cards
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.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

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.

Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Methyl Alcohol
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-148 (1976)
Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to methyl alcohol over a working lifetime.

The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB): Methanol

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Methyl Alcohol [PDF - 237 KB]

Related Resources

OSHA (Safety and Health Topics): Methyl Alcohol

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Methyl Alcohol

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Methanol

EPA (Air Toxics): Methanol

EPA's OPPT Chemical Fact Sheet: Methanol

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA): Methanol

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Methanol

NLM (Haz-Map): Methyl Alcohol

NLM (Household Products Database): Methanol

NLM Medline Plus: Methanol Poisoning

NTP CERHR Monograph (Reproductive Hazards): Methanol

European chemical Substances Information system (ESIS): Methanol

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 196): Methanol

WHO (Health and Safety Guide 105): Methanol

IPCS (Poisons Information Monographs 335): Methanol

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