The increasing use, handling and disposition of hazardous materials are giving rise to unique health and safety problems, especially for those workers occupationally exposed to such materials. Interagency efforts by NIOSH, OSHA, the USCG, and EPA are underway to establish effective guidelines for 'the protection of workers who investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites and respond to hazardous substance emergencies.' an early stage of program development has been the search of past and current literature for sources of information pertinent to hazardous materials control in general, and to the specific area chosen by NIOSH for initial concentration: personal protective equipment. herein is a selected listing of literature related to hazardous materials control and personal protective equipment. The bibliography is intended as basis for further NIOSH research and documentation, and is offered for similar use by others in the private and public sectors.