Publications and Products
NIOSH publishes many types of documents and other products related to the safe management of chemicals in the workplace. You can search for any specific chemical, topic, or NIOSH publication in the NIOSHTIC-2 database. NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports and other products supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. Some examples of NIOSH chemical documents are provided below.
A source of industrial hygiene information, including NIOSH recommendations, on several hundred chemicals and classes of chemicals found in the work environment.
The 5th edition of NMAM is a collection of methods for the collection and analysis of samples in the workplace. These methods have been developed or adapted by NIOSH or its partners and have been evaluated according to established experimental protocols and performance criteria.
This 2016 update of the NIOSH list of hazardous drugs adds 34 drugs, five of which have safe-handling recommendations from the manufacturers.
The current strategy for assigning NIOSH skin notations relies on multiple skin notations to provide users a warning on the direct, systemic, and sensitizing effects of exposures of the skin to chemicals.
NIOSH IDLH values are derived to protect workers from an atmospheric concentration of any toxic, corrosive, or asphyxiants substance that poses an immediate threat to life or would cause irreversible or delayed adverse health effects or would interfere with an individual’s ability to escape from a dangerous atmosphere.
These NIOSH documents provide the basis for comprehensive occupational safety and health standards.
- Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-Pentanedione
- Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium
- Criteria For A Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure To Refractory Ceramic Fibers
These NIOSH documents review and evaluate new and emerging information about occupational hazards.
- Current Intelligence Bulletin 68: NIOSH Chemical Carcinogen Policy
- Current Intelligence Bulletin 67: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies
- Current Intelligence Bulletin 66: Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Values
- Current Intelligence Bulletin 65: Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers
Alerts provide brief information about newly identified and emerging occupational hazards.
- NIOSH-OSHA Hazard Alert: Health and Safety Risks for Workers Involved in Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling at Oil and Gas Extraction Sites
- OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation
- OSHA NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica During Hydraulic Fracturingpdf iconexternal icon
Search reports of NIOSH workplace evaluations of chemical and other health hazards requested by employees, union officials, or employers.
Search reports of NIOSH and State FACE workplace evaluations of chemical and other safety hazards.