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NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical
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.

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.

The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB)
Developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community, The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Ammonia
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-136 (1974)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to ammonia to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Ammonia [PDF - 264 KB]

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Ammonia

ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Ammonia

Toxicological Profile for Ammonia (ATSDR)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ammonia Refrigeration

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Anhydrous Ammonia

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Ammonia

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

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS): Ammonia

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Ammonia

NLM (Haz-Map): Ammonia

NLM (Medline Plus): Ammonia Poisoning

European Chemical Substance Information System (ESIS): Ammonia

WHO (Health and Safety Guide No. 37): Ammonia

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 54): Ammonia