Following is a list of freeware that provides information about issues related to industrial hygiene. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Certified Equipment List (CEL)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Search information about certified respirators and certified coal mine dust personal sampler units.

Environment Monitor App
By Outsourcing Partner. This Android app measures sound intensity (dB scale with a digital display and LEDs in different colors).

Haz-Map
By Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH. Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases to assist in the prevention of work-related illnesses caused by chemicals and biological agents in high-risk jobs and industries.

HORIZON Solutions Site
By HORIZON Communications, UNEP, UNDP, UNPF, UNICEF, Harvard University, Yale University, and the IDRC of Canada. A source of case studies on proven or promising solutions drawn from all parts of the world and from both high and low technologies. Subjects include agriculture, biodiversity, desertification, forests, oceans, fisheries, land management, energy production and consumption, population, public health, toxic chemical and pollution control, transportation, waste management, and water quality and supply.

IH DIG App
By Noble Canary, LLC. IH DIG is the Industrial Hygiene Data Interpretation Game – a fun, free app that helps industrial hygienists train their brain to interpret small data sets. Produced in cooperation with AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Immediately Dangerous To Life or Health Concentrations (IDLHs)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health concentrations (IDLHs) were determined to assign appropriate respiratory protection equipment. IDLHs are listed with the basis and references for the current values.

Information Network
By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Access safety and health information from the European Union Member States, including legislation, good practice information, research, statistics, and more. Information is often in the language of the selected country.

International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
By International Programe on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and NIOSH. Contains International Chemical Safety Cards in eight languages and indexed in a variety of ways. 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.

International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)/CIS
By International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS). 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.

International Hazard Datasheets on Occupations
By International Labour Organization. A multipurpose information resource containing information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to a specific occupation.

Legionnaires Disease eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Designed to assist industrial hygienists in the assessment of worksites for potential Legionnaires disease. It provides information on disease recognition, investigation procedures to identify probable water sources, and control strategies.

MediaLab OSHA Tuberculosis
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course tells how tuberculosis (TB) is spread; describes symptoms associated with TB; describes TB testing procedures; relates specific guidelines and CDC risk categories; and describes methods of TB control.

MEDLINE plus Health Information
By US National Library of Medicine. Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Safety topics include accidents, first aid/emergencies, motor vehicle safety, and disasters and emergency preparedness.

Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) for Hazardous Substances
By US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A list of Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) of hazardous substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). An MRL is an estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse noncancer health effects over a specified duration of exposure.

National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). A database of materials (publications, videos, etc.) devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM), 4th ed. (PDF format)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 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 Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (HTML version)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). A source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The information in the NPG includes chemical structures and formula, identification codes, synonyms, exposure limits, chemical and physical properties, incompatibilities and reactivities, measurement methods, respirator selections, signs and symptoms of exposure, and procedures for emergency treatment.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. The NIOSH Chemical Hazards Pocket Guide (NPG) iPhone App is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.

NIOSHTIC-2
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSHTIC-2 is a bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and other communication products supported in whole or in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). From 1930s to present.

Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Database of Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards (PDF files for each chemical)

OSHA 1988 PELs
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Database of OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for 1988 and Project Documentation

OSHA Lead in General Industry
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you understand and apply the OSHA standard on Lead in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1025). Once installed on your PC, it will interview you about work place operations and procedures to determine its guidance on how the standard might apply to various situations and facts. It has a special track for health care professionals.

OSHA Safecare Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you identify occupational safety and health hazards in nursing homes and similar long term health care facilities.

OSHA Search Page
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Search the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) web site.

Pesticide Resource Library Case Studies
By National Environmental Education Foundation. Case studies of pesticide poisoning.

Respiratory Protection Technical Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you comply with the new OSHA respirator standard. This Advisor will instruct you on the proper selection of respiratory protection and the development of change schedules for gas/vapor cartridges.

Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
By New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets available by chemical name in an Adobe PDF format.

Safety and Health Management Systems eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated expert based tool designed to assist businesses with a Safety and Health Program.

Safety Graphics
By Vermont Safety Information Resources Inc. (SIRI). Check out hundreds of environmental health and safety clipart.

Silica eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you comply with the OSHA Standard on respirable crystalline silica.

Specific Medical Tests Published in the Literature for OSHA Regulated Substances
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Lists the specific medical tests published in the literature for OSHA regulated substances.

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Video
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So lets review the significant differences between the two.

Tuberculosis Training Materials
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A training and outreach package on tuberculosis based on CPL 2.106, Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. It consists of 51 PowerPoint slides and a PDF file of overhead transparencies.

Working Together -- Healthy Workplaces Campaign App
By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. This iPad app includes different tools and resources to help managers, workers and their representatives to work together for risk prevention and health promotion in the workplace. Includes videos, checklists and an interactive self-assessment tool

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