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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Guia de bolsillo para riesgo quimico de NIOSH.

Posted by Firestation en 22/02/2011

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

What’s Inside

The Pocket Guide includes the following:

  • Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and DOT numbers
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
  • NIOSH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs)
  • A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties
  • Measurement methods
  • Personal protection and sanitation recommendations
  • Respirator recommendations
  • Information on health hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and target organ information.

Download the Pocket Guide

Download a stand-alone HTML version of the NPG compressed as a ZIP file. The ZIP file contains a condensed version of the NPG. All non-Pocket Guide links were removed so that this set of files acts as a “stand-alone” database. These files can be used with a standard web browser or on some mobile devices.

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