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NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards (superseded by 2005-149).
Ludwig H, ed. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-117, 1990 Jun; :1-245
This guide is intended to serve as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. Key information and data are presented in abbreviated tabular form for 398 chemicals or substance groupings that are found in the work environment and that have existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The industrial hygiene information found in the Guide should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards. The Guide lists chemical names and structural formulas, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and the NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) numbers and Department of Transportation (DOT) identification and guide numbers. Exposure limits, physical descriptions, chemical and physical properties are listed for the compounds along with an indication of the concentration at which the compound is immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH). Additional information includes recommendations for respirator selection, symptoms of exposure, and first aid data.
NIOSH-Author; Industrial-hazards; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-hazards; Fire-hazards; Health-hazards; Reproductive-hazards; Toxic-materials
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-117
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division