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Knovel offers over 4000 reference books and charts on many scientific and engineering topics, including safety issues.  Some items of interest include:knovel

Essential Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards

Safety Properties of Common Solvents (table)

Biological Safety - Principles and Practices (4th Edition)

Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling

Radiation Protection in Educational Institutions: (Report No. 157)

and many others.  Also they have a unit converter and an interactive periodic table

  The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Incorporated by Reference (IBR) Portal provides a one-stop mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options.

   Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more.  You can search Prudent Practices for items of interest using this search tool.


29 CFR 1910.1450  LAB STANDARD

oshaFact Sheets:


Chemical Fume Hoods

Cryogens and Dry Ice


Hydrogen Sulfide

Crystalline Silica


Methylene Chloride Information Page

Cadmium Information Page

Formaldehyde Information Page

Hexavalent Chromium

Toluene Safety in the Workplace


Safety and Health Information Bulletins

Safety and Health Information Bulletins (SHIBs) are one tool OSHA uses to inform internal staff and the public of significant occupational safety and health issues concerning hazard recognition, evaluation, and control.

Potentially Hazardous Amoebae Found in Eyewash Stations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Labs

Fall 2013 Technical Presentations page 


Hydrofluoric Acid Medical Info


North Carolina Community Colleges Biolink Lab Safety Trainingicon