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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.

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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.

NIOSH Worker Notification Program
NIOSH conducts research to prevent illnesses and injuries in the workplace. The NIOSH worker Notification Program notifies workers and other stakeholders about the findings of these research studies.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Toluene 
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 73-11023 (1973)
Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to toluene over a working lifetime.

Occupational Health Guideline for Toluene:[PDF - 42.5 KB]


Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Toluene

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): ToxFAQs™ for Toluene
This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about toluene.

Toxicological Profile for Toluene (ATSDR)

OSHA (Safety and Health Topics): Toluene

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Toluene

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Toluene

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

EPA (Air Toxics): Toluene

EPA's OPPT Chemical Fact Sheet: Toluene

EPA Consumer Fact Sheet (Ground and Drinking Water): Toluene

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

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Toluene

NLM (Haz-Map): Toluene

NLM (Household Products Database): Toluene

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS): Toluene

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 52): Toluene

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