TOXNET – Toxicology Data Network
TOXNET details a cluster of databases on toxicology, environmental health, and chemical databases and other information resources from the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.

IPCS INCHEM – International Programme on Chemical Safety
A means of rapid access to internationally peer-reviewed information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food.

ICSCs – International Chemical Safety Cards
ICSCs summarise 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.

LEGOSH – ILO Global Database on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
Consists of references to more than 3500 (as of 2001) laws, regulations and international legal instruments dealing with OSH matters in over 100 countries and international organisations.

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.

Updated on 22 February 2017
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OHTA was formed to promote better standards of occupational hygiene practice throughout the world. They develop training materials and make them freely available for use by students and training providers. They also promote an international qualifications framework so that all hygienists are trained to a consistent, high standard, recognized in all participating countries. OHTA are supported by IOHA. The OH Training Association –
The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
The Baltic Sea Network is an expert information network in OH&S, between and within countries in the region.Countries represented include Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Baltic Sea Network (BSN)
The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialised agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO’s objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. World Health Organisation (WHO)
The International Labour Organization is the UN specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. International Labour Organization (ILO)
The International Ergonomics Association is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies from around the world. International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

International Governmental Links

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Working to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive — for the benefit of businesses, employees and governments. Plus, promoting a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation and medical supplements agency for potency improvement for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern. European Chemicals Agency

National Governmental Links

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Safe Work Australia, formerly called the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), is Australia’s national body that leads and coordinates national efforts to prevent workplace death, injury and disease in Australia Australia – Safe Work
WorkSafe is a division of the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, the state government agency in Western Australia responsible for the administration of work safety and health laws. Australia (West) – Worksafe
CCOHS is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. Canada – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Canada – Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety (CanOSH) Canada – Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety (CanOSH)
HSA is responsible for the promotion and enforcement of workplace health and safety in Ireland. Ireland – Health & Safety Authority (HSA)
The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the HSE are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. UK- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
NIOSH is the US federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. USA – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
OSHA’s mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America. Since the agency was created in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent. USA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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