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Safety and Health Internet Sites

The following list of major safety-related links. This list is by no means comprehensive. Links to other agencies or third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. We do not review third-party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any information, advice, decisions or results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Web site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

The NC Industrial Commission makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site which you may access through this one. When you access a non-NCIC Web site, even one that may contain our name or logo, please understand that it is independent from The NC Industrial Commission, and that The NC Industrial Commission has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a link to a non-NCIC Web site does not mean that The NC Industrial Commission endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such Web site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

These links were last updated on 25 November 2013.

Government Agencies

State of North Carolina Agencies

N.C. Department of Laborhttp://www.nclabor.com/

Boiler Safety Bureauhttp://www.nclabor.com/boiler/boiler.htm

Mine and Quarry Bureauhttp://www.nclabor.com/mq/mq.htm

Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH): http://www.nclabor.com/osha/osh.htm

Carolina Star Safety Programshttp://www.nclabor.com/osha/star/star.htm
The Carolina Star Programs are designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management programs. In STAR, management, labor, and OSH establish a cooperative relationship at the workplace. OSH verifies that the program meets STAR criteria, publicly recognizes the site’s exemplary program, and removes the site from programmed OSH compliance inspections.

North Carolina Star Sites http://www.nclabor.com/osha/star/starsite.htm

Safety Awards Program http://www.nclabor.com/osha/etta/safety_programs/safety_award.htm

N.C. Department of Commerce (NCIC):  http://www.nccommerce.com/

U.S. Government Agencies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): http://www.hhs.gov/

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registryhttp://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/agctrhom.html

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): http://www.fda.gov/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

National Institutes of Health (NIH): http://www.nih.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): http://www.samhsa.gov/

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): http://www.dol.gov/

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): http://www.bls.gov/

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA): http://www.msha.gov/

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): http://www.osha.gov/

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP): http://www.dol.gov/esa/owcp_org.htm
Click here to access the OWCP’s Medical Fee Schedule.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyhttp://www.epa.gov/

Canada

Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (CCOHS): http://www.ccohs.ca/

CCOHS Health & Safety Internet Directoryhttp://www.ccohs.ca/resources/
This is a comprehensive, worldwide list.

OSH Answers Home Pagehttp://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/
This is a highly useful reference page although not all answers apply to the United States.

United Kingdom

Directgovhttp://www.direct.gov.uk/Homepage/fs/en
This site includes an A to Z of Central Government and Health and Well-Being Subject Directory.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE): http://www.hse.gov.uk/
“Britain’s Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.“

International Organizations

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): http://www.paho.org/

World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int/en/

Other Third-Party Links

Asbestos, Asbestosis, and Mesothelioma

Asbestos
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/index.html; MedicinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asbestos.html; National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/asbestos; and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asbestos/.

Asbestosis
MedicinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine): http://medlineplus.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000118.htm; and Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asbestosis/DS00482/METHOD=print.

Mesothelioma
MedicinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html; National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/malignantmesothelioma; American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2_3x.asp?dt=29; and Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/mesothelioma/DS00779/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print.

Behavior-Based Safety Training

Safety Performance Solutionshttp://www.safetyperformance.com/
“Because human behavior is a contributing cause to most incidents and injuries, safety excellence can only be achieved by addressing the human dimensions of safety. Reducing at-risk behavior and increasing safe behavior requires understanding how such behaviors are motivated by system and cultural influences. Developing and sustaining a supportive safety culture hinges on understanding and applying the principles of behavioral science and person-based psychology to build tools and methods which encourage personal responsibility and interpersonal interaction about safety.”

Carpal Tunnel, Repetitive Stress, and Wrist Pain Injuries

Hand/Wrist Musculoskeletal Disorders (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand/Wrist Tendinitis, and Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome): Evidence for Work-Relatednesshttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/97-141/ergotxt5a.html
This is a July 1997 document published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cornell University): http://explorations.scicentr.org/textonly/hedge/hedge.chunk1.html
“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common type of cumulative trauma disorder, or repetitive strain injury, that affects office professionals who work at computer keyboards on a daily basis. CTS involves swelling of the tendons that pass through a narrow passageway in the wrist (the carpal tunnel) and control the flexing motion of the fingers. The tendons share this narrow channel with the median nerve, which passes impulses back and forth to the first three fingers and the lower portion of the thumb.”

Medical Multimedia Group, LLChttp://www.medicalmultimediagroup.com/
“Medical Multimedia Group, LLC specializes in translating complex medical concepts into understandable interactive teaching software and Internet/Intranet development.” This site includes online guides to back, shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle problems, as well as cumulative trauma disorders and artificial joint replacement.

Repetitive Strain Injury UK Mailing Listhttp://www.rsi-uk.org.uk/
“[Repetitive Strain Injury] is used as an umbrella term to refer to various kinds of work-related musculoskeletal injuries - for instance, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis, epicondylitis, and others. Such injuries are also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs), Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs), and Occupational Overuse Injuries. Doctors and other healthcare professionals tend not to use these shorthand terms, but instead refer to the problems by their separate and specific names, e.g. tendonitis.” 

Repetitive Stress Injury Informationhttp://www.cs.fsu.edu/reference/employees/carpal.html
This Florida State University Department of Computer Science web page includes links to three other Repetitive Stress Injury web pages.

Typing Injuries Frequently Asked Questions: Answeredhttp://www.tifaq.com/
“Typing Injuries Frequently Asked Questions is here to provide valuable information to employers, health professionals, educators, persons at risk of typing injuries, and more. Anyone who wants to learn more about repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s): what they are, how to deal with them, how to prevent them, etc.: will find a wealth of information here at Typing Injuries Frequently Asked Questions."

University of Virginia Office of Environmental Health & Safetyhttp://keats.admin.virginia.edu/
This web site contains a wealth of information on environmental health and safety issues.

Chemotherapy

Chemo Care: Chemotherapy Drugs and Side Effects Informationhttp://www.chemocare.com/ 
Olympic ice-skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton’s new web site is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. A program of the Scott Hamilton CARES initiative, Chemo Care provides information on chemotherapy, chemotherapy side effects, and chemotherapy drug information.

Drug Information, Side Effects, and Interactions

DrugWatch.com: Keeping an Eye on Pharmaceuticalshttp://www.drugwatch.com/ 
"DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive website database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers."

Educational Courses and Training Programs

American Industrial Hygiene Association Continuing Education Courseshttps://www.aiha.org/education/CourseCalendar/Pages/default.aspx
eLearning: AIHA's eLearning solutions are for professionals seeking an alternate educational setting. This virtual learning environment provides the same standard of learning and level of technical content, but is primarily administered online. Face to Face Training: Get the tools you need to reach your goals through Face to Face Education. Maintain your certification by earning CM points, CEUs and COCs by participating in Face to Face AIHA® courses. Designed with the learner in mind, these educational opportunities allow you to get hands-on experience as you work with and learn from leading experts and network with other OEHS professionals in person. Road Courses: AIHA® Road Courses are designed to meet today’s OEHS professional’s ​educational needs so you can learn IH, earn points and take away skills that can be applied immediately in your own practice. Using our 75 years of experience in delivering high-quality​ educational programs, comprehensive IH content is developed and taught by industry experts. Network with peers, enhance your skills, broaden your knowledge and achieve your career goals with AIHA Road Courses.”

American Red Cross Certificationhttp://www.redcrosswnc.org/
For information on American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens certification in North Carolina, please telephone Mary Barnett at  (828) 258-3888, ext. 210; e-mail barnettma@usa.redcross.org; or visit online at http://www.redcrosswnc.org/.

American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development and Educationhttp://www.asse.org/education/
The ASSE offers a variety of continuing education courses.

First Health and Safety Ltd.: Online Health & Safety Traininghttp://www.firsthealthandsafety.co.uk/resources.php
“Our online Health & Safety training system delivers professional and highly effective employee training for less!”

MSHATrainingonlinehttp://www.mshatrainingonline.com/
MSHATrainingonline, a service of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc., was developed to provide a new, innovative solution to the complex task of meeting [federal] Mine Safety and Health Administration safety-training requirements. Top mining-industry subject-matter experts were consulted to create a system that provides an effective, engaging MSHA training experience; gives MSHATrainingonline customers “anytime, anywhere” access to training and training records; enhances safety and reduces risk at MSHATrainingonline customers’ mine sites; and allows for a high degree of site-specific customization.

National Safety Council Traininghttp://www.nsc.org/training/index.aspx
The NSC offers continuing education courses in Occupational Safety and Health (“Information for safety pros and trainers, including certificate programs, regulatory compliance training, employee training, best safety practices and management programs, supervisor training, roadway workzone training, online training, and custom training at your worksite. Packaged training products.”)

National Safety Management Societyhttp://www.nsms.us/
The NSMS offers online training and a variety of continuing education courses.

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centerhttp://osherc.sph.unc.edu/index.htm
“One of 16 regional education and research centers (ERCs), the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center is situated in the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, part of School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers were established by NIOSH to assure an ample supply of well-trained professionals in the area of occupational safety and health. Through academic programs and continuing education, the goal of the NC ERC is to provide quality educational opportunities for those with the responsibility of ensuring safety and health in the workplace. It shares responsibility for the eight southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.”

Oregon OSHA Online Course Cataloghttp://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/educate/training/pages/courses.html
There are 10 courses, available to Oregon residents only, but available for reading online. They might be helpful, and give you some ideas. Two of the courses are:

  • OR-OSHA 100: Safety and Health Management Basicshttp://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/educate/training/pages/100outline.html
    “This course discusses seven critical areas of a successful occupational safety and health program. Subjects include: top management commitment, accountability, employee involvement, safety committees, hazard identification and control, accident investigation, and continuous safety improvement.”
  • OR-OSHA 101: Safety Committee Basic Traininghttp://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/educate/training/pages/101outline.html
    “Every company can benefit from an effective safety committee. Unfortunately, most safety committees do not understand their purpose or the role they play in assisting management to provide a safe and healthful workplace. This course helps the student understand his/her responsibilities as a safety committee member. It will help the safety committee chairperson successfully lead a safety committee.”

Note: The other eight courses are:

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses (SHMS) : http://www.ies.ncsu.edu/safetyhealthmgmt
N.C. State University offers a FREE online SHMS program. Developed by NCSU and funded in part by a Susan Harwood grant from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this program is designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop and implement an effective and inexpensive safety and health management system. These businesses oftentimes do not have an adequate work force or financial resources to implement an effective SHMS. Now, any size business can invest in safety and minimize workplace risks and the costs and injuries associated with them. This FREE classroom-quality, self-instructional training program on Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses can help businesses implement an SHMS that: is easy to develop, is inexpensive, can usually be done in-house, reflects the business’ way of doing business, and is based on specific needs of the business’ workplace.

OSHA Training Institute (OTI): http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ote/oti.html
“The OSHA Training Institute provides training and education in occupational safety and health for federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, other federal agency personnel, and the private sector.”

OverNite Software, Inc. Training Serieshttp://www.overnitecbt.com/
OverNite Software’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Training Series includes: Heat Stress, Field Hazard Recognition, Office Hazard Recognition, Back Safety, Ergonomics, Hearing Conservation, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, Asbestos Awareness, and 35 more courses. The company’s Human Resources Training Series includes: Preventing Workplace Violence, Creating an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace, Recognizing Substance Abuse in the Workplace, Safe Driving Skills, and 19 more courses. OverNite Software also offers Hazwoper, Security, Chemical and Port Facility Security, Municipal EH&S, and many more series of courses.

SafetyInfo.Com: Online OSHA Compliance Safety Libraryhttp://www.safetyinfo.com/
This site includes more than 6,000 printable/editable safety pages.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ Workplace Safety and Health Sectionhttp://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/default.asp
The department offers a variety of continuing education courses and workshops.

Ergonomics

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolinahttp://www.theergonomicscenter.com/
“The Ergonomics Center provides occupational ergonomics consulting, training programs, and cost-effective ergonomic solutions for corporations, facilities, and individuals to support and enhance your company’s ergonomics efforts. We provide a full range of consultative and training services tailored to meet your specific ergonomic needs and corporate goals. With extensive experience in ergonomics research, consulting, and training, we understand the challenges of managing ergonomics and minimizing ergonomic risk factors in today’s complex industrial and office environments.”

MSDs: The Impact of Health, Illness, Pain and Recovery-Strategy Representations on the Work Rehabilitation Process: Report R-592 from the Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST): http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-592.pdf
Report R-592:When we are deterred by what others think. A study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) reveals, among other things, the disastrous consequences for injured workers when they do not feel believed or supported during their absence from work. Researchers actually observed the importance of workers’ social reality for better understanding their rehabilitation process by listening to representations of health, illness and pain by workers unable to return to work due to musculoskeletal-related pain. The results of this innovative study related to the rehabilitation of workers suffering from MSD are aimed mainly at occupational health and safety practitioners and rehabilitation counsellors. The latter will be able to use this research to establish action plans that are better adapted to the reality of people living with MSD. Studying and appreciating the testimonies promotes an in-depth understanding of the emotions, attitudes and behaviours that influence adaptation strategies for patients on the road to recovery or in rehabilitation. The report can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-592.pdf.”

NIOSH Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disordershttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ergonomics/
This page contains a “searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health].”

NIOSH Mining: Ergonomics Topic Pagehttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/topics/topicpage24.htm
“This [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] topic page focuses on ergonomics issues in the mining industry.”

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ergonomicshttp://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/index.html
“OSHA has a four-pronged comprehensive approach to ergonomics designed to quickly and effectively address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

Medical Sites

American Medical Associationhttp://www.ama-assn.org/
This site includes a link to DoctorFinder, a guide to locate a doctor “by name, specialty and location from over 690,000 physicians licensed to practice in the US.”

Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Livinghttp://www.mayoclinic.com/
This highly rated site features information on cancer, diet and nutrition, heart disease, and pregnancy and children, plus an invaluable Symptom Checker feature: http://mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671.

Mine Safety and Health

Mine Safety and Health Networkhttp://www.mshahelp.com/
“The Mine Safety and Health Network is a web site that is dedicated to making mine safety information readily accessible to mining professionals. Because mine safety in the United States is extensively regulated by the federal government, most of the information available on this site relates to compliance with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and enforcement by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).”

MSHATrainingonlinehttp://www.mshatrainingonline.com/
MSHATrainingonline, a service of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc., was developed to provide a new, innovative solution to the complex task of meeting [federal] Mine Safety and Health Administration safety-training requirements. Top mining-industry subject-matter experts were consulted to create a system that provides an effective, engaging MSHA training experience; gives MSHATrainingonline customers “anytime, anywhere” access to training and training records; enhances safety and reduces risk at MSHATrainingonline customers’ mine sites; and allows for a high degree of site-specific customization.

NIOSH Mining: Ergonomics Topic Pagehttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/topics/topicpage24.htm
“This [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] topic page focuses on ergonomics issues in the mining industry.”

Occupational Safety and Health Pages

Circadian Technologieshttp://www.circadian.com/
Circadian claims to be the “Leading Authority on Alertness, Performance, Health & Safety in 24-Hour Operations.

Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST): http://www.irsst.qc.ca/en/home.html
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail’s scientific activities are concentrated in seven research fields: accidents; chemical substances and biological agents; musculoskeletal disorders; noise and vibration; protective equipment; occupational rehabilitation; and safety of industrial tools, machines and processes. There are more than 1,000 research reports are available for free download at the IRSST web site. For more information about the Institute as well as its research, please subscribe at http://www.irsst.qc.ca/en/subscribe.html, and receive a monthly newsletter with the IRSST’s newest information.

OSH.NEThttp://www.osh.net/
This comprehensive web site advertises itself as “Your One-Stop Shop for Safety and Health.”

Products, Equipment, and Manuals

One-Handed Typing and Keyboardinghttp://www.aboutonehandtyping.com/
All you need to know about typing or keyboarding with one hand.

Safety and Health Links Pages

CCOHS Health & Safety Internet Directoryhttp://www.ccohs.ca/resources/
This comprehensive, worldwide list is maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Healthhttp://www.ccohs.ca/

Healthopedia.comhttp://www.healthopedia.com/
This site is “a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focused health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.”

Injury Prevention Webhttp://www.injuryprevention.org/
“The Injury Prevention Web hosts the web sites of several agencies and organizations working to prevent injuries. This site contains a weekly literature update of recent journal articles and agency reports, injury data for every U.S. state, more than 1,400 links to government and non-profit injury prevention sites worldwide, suggestions of books for your library, and the gateway for information about scheduled NIITS [National Injury Information Telephone Seminar] teleconference sessions.”

Links for the Occupational Safety and Health Professionalhttp://www.acgih.org/resources/links.htm

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) compiled this list. 

OSHA Safety & Health Internet Siteshttp://www.osha.gov/SLTC/generalshreferences/otherresources.html

“The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides these information sources because OSHA believes they may be helpful and informative. OSHA is not affiliated with these organizations and is not responsible for the content of the information provided. Their appearance here should not be construed as an endorsement.”

OSHWEB: Index of Occupational Safety and Health Resourceshttp://www.oshweb.com/

“OshWeb provides links to, reviews of, and comments on websites in the Occupational Safety and Health sector.”

SafetyDirectory.comhttp://www.SafetyDirectory.com/
This site advertises itself as “The internet gateway to occupational health & safety sites.”

SafetyLit: SafetyLit Linkshttp://www.safetylit.org/links/links.htm
“SafetyLit is a weekly online update of injury research and prevention literature produced by the Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at San Diego State University.... Information about the occurrence and prevention of injuries is available from many sources and professional disciplines. SafetyLit staff and volunteers regularly examine 2,600 scholarly journals from 35 professional disciplines and scores of reports from government agencies and organizations. The weekly update is posted before 0600 h GMT every Monday morning. Each week SafetyLit online abstracts are read by more than 49,000 people from 186 nations.”

Safety Policy: Injury Prevention Policyhttp://www.safetypolicy.org/
This web site includes: “Injury Prevention Policy Recommendations: Selected injury prevention policy recommendations with comments concerning the extent of the problem the policy should address and an assessment of the potential for policy effectiveness. Healthy People 2010 Injury Prevention Objectives: A fast loading distillation of the injury prevention-related objectives from all chapters of the HP 2010 document. There are links to references, citations, and the definitions of technical terms. Model Playground Regulations: Playground standards that are part of the California Health and Safety Code.”

WorldSafety.comhttp://www.worldsafety.com/
This Safety and Homeland Security Resource Center offers more than 4,000 links to related web sites.

Safety and Health Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants in Occupational Medicine (AAPA-OM): http://www.aapa.org/spec/AAPAOM/index.html

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN): http://www.aaohn.org/

North Carolina Chapter of the AAOHN (NCAOHN): http://www.ncaohn.org/

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM): http://www.acoem.org/
Click here for a Health and Productivity Management Toolkit, a special workplace resource created by ACOEM.

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM): http://www.acpm.org/

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc. (ACGIH): http://www.acgih.org/

American Dental Association (ADA): http://www.ada.org/

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA): http://www.aiha.org/

American Lung Association (ALA): http://www.lungusa.org/

American Public Health Association (APHA): http://www.apha.org/

American Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org/

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): http://www.asse.org/

Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics (AOEC): http://www.aoec.org/

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): http://www.nfpa.org/index.asp

National Safety Council (NSC): http://www.nsc.org/

Safety and Health Council of North Carolinahttp://www.safetync.org/

Utah Safety Councilhttp://www.utahsafetycouncil.org/

North Carolina Association of Local Governmental Employee Safety Officials (NCALGESO): http://www.ncalgeso.com/

North Carolina Rural Water Associationhttp://www.ncrwa.com/

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Guidehttp://www.sleepdisordersguide.com/
This is a comprehensive information guide to sleep disorders. It includes descriptions of sleep disorders; their symptoms; their causes; and their treatments of various sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs, and narcolepsy.

University Sites

Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at San Diego State Universityhttp://www.cippp.org/
The center’s mission is “to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries by assisting government agencies and community programs with incorporating injury prevention strategies into their regular ongoing efforts.”

Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET): http://www.ohsu.edu/croet/
A part of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, CROET “is dedicated to health and safety in the workforce. Our mission is to promote health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families during their employment years and through retirement.”

Cranfield University Institute for Environment and Health (IEH): http://www.silsoe.cranfield.ac.uk/ieh/

Denison University Office of Security, Safety, and Risk Managementhttp://www.denison.edu/offices/security/

Duke University Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicinehttp://dukeoccmed.mc.duke.edu/

ErgoWeb® Inc.http://www.ergoweb.com/index.cfm
Established January 1, 1995, ErgoWeb® markets and improves software products created by the Ergonomics and Design group at the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Michigan State University Office of Radiation, Chemical & Biological Safetyhttp://www.orcbs.msu.edu/

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s School of Technology’s Department of Construction Management & Occupational Safety and Healthhttp://www.ncat.edu/~cms/index.html
“The [school’s] Department of Construction Management & Occupational Safety and Health ... prepares men and women in the scientific, managerial, and supervisory areas required in the programs of construction management and occupational safety and health.”

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Research and Education Centerhttp://www.sph.unc.edu/osherc/index.htm
“One of 16 regional education and research centers (ERCs), the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center is situated in the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, part of School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers were established by NIOSH to assure an ample supply of well-trained professionals in the area of occupational safety and health. Through academic programs and continuing education, the goal of the NC ERC is to provide quality educational opportunities for those with the responsibility of ensuring safety and health in the workplace. It shares responsibility for the eight southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.”

OSHA Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Businesshttp://www.ies.ncsu.edu/safetyhealthmgmt
N.C. State University has received an OSHA grant to create a safety and health training program for small businesses. This program is designed to assist small- and medium-sized businesses in developing and implementing an effective and inexpensive safety and health management system. The program is FREE online, and will remain free until April 2007.

Pacific Northwest Agriculture Safety & Health Center at the University of Washington (PNASH): http://depts.washington.edu/pnash/
“PNASH works with the farming, forestry, and fishing industries to improve work-place health and safety in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Our main focus is research and developing interventions to reduce injuries and illnesses. We extend the knowledge we gain to employers and workers through outreach and professional education.”

Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Healthhttp://uuhsc.utah.edu/rmcoeh/
The center is a program of theUniversity of Utah.

Safety Linkshttp://www.chem.utah.edu/research/safety.html
The University of Utah Department of Chemistry in Salt Lake City maintains this important site.

University of California, Irvine Health Promotion Centerhttp://www.healthpromotioncenter.uci.edu/

University of Iowa Center for International Rural and Environmental Healthhttp://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/cireh/

University of Kansas School of Allied Healthhttp://www.kumc.edu/allied/

University College London Interaction Centrehttp://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/
“UCLIC is the leading UK Centre of Excellence in Human Computer Interaction, working collaboratively with industry and the research community and drawing on the best scientific traditions in computer science and psychology. UCLIC is the only UK HCI Centre with formal interdisciplinary support.”

University of Utah Department of Environmental Health and Safetyhttp://www.utahehs.org/
The University of Utah in Salt Lake City maintains this important site.

University of Virginia Office of Environmental Health & Safetyhttp://keats.admin.virginia.edu/

Videos

American Society of Safety Engineers—A Century of Safety: http://www.asse.org/ASSECenturyofSafety/
American Society of Safety Engineers—A Century of Safety, produced by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), “tells the story of work safety and tragedy through the decades and why we are safer today. This film not only tells ... how and why we are safer at work today, but the genesis of safety in the workplace and the occupational safety, health, and environmental profession. It also part of ASSE’s 100th anniversary. ASSE was founded in 1911 in New York City and now has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health, and environmental professional members located worldwide committed to protecting people, property, and the environment. Narrated by Chicago-based actor Alan Wilder, the film walks the audience through tragedies and triumphs in the history of work safety. It spans several years and topics, from the horrific March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City that took the lives of 146 people unable to escape the fire due to locked doors and collapsed fire escapes—some jumping to their deaths from the high floors—to the successful building of large projects without worker injuries or fatalities. ASSE was founded just months after the tragic Triangle fire.”