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DOE: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

 

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DOE: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

DOE: Oak Ridge Operations Environmental Management Program
 
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DOE: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
 
DOE: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
 
DOE: Sandia National Laboratories

 

DOE: Savannah River Site
 
DOE: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

 

DOE: Technical Information Services (TIS)
The DOE's environment, safety, and health (ES&H) information resource. TIS is a comprehensive collection of information services designed to empower the ES&H professional.
DOE: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility TJNAF
(formerly Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility)
DOI: U.S. Geological Survey

 

DOL: Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
DOL: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
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DOT: Federal Aviation Administration

 

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DOT: National Transportation Safety Board
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
EPA's Regulations Page
Accessable to EPA regulations database.
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has several classic publications in PDF format which they have made available for download on the World Wide Web.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
 
OSHA Home Page
 
Scaffold Safety Standard
Final Rule OSHA Standard.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
 
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U. S. Department of Labor
Resource for labor statistics, programs and services, and laws and regulations.
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
An excellent website with info on chemical safety plus government investigations of major chemical and process-safety related accidents.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Full Text
 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
 
Construction Regulations
OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Linked table of contents and search engine for these regulations.
Download a copy of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Program standard published January 8, 1998
The new standard is a major rewrite of not only 29 CFR 1910.134, but includes significant changes to other standards that reference the respirator standard.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
Federal Register Annual Indexes 1994-present
This source gives a breakdown by year of items published in the Federal Register by each Federal Agency. It is compiled by the National Archives. However, the listings are not hyperlinked.
Federal Register Browse back issues of Table of Contents 1998-present (only)
Maintained by National Archives
Federal Register online search 1994-present
Note that this compilation is maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):
The MSDS is a summary of the important health, safety, and toxicological information on the chemical or the mixture ingredients. The MSDS must be supplied by the chemical manufacturer or importer to the purchaser for all hazardous materials under the Hazard Communication Standard. Other stipulations of the Standard require that all containers of hazardous substances in the workplace be labeled with appropriate warning and identification labels. For further information and requirements concerning MSDS and the Hazard Communication Standard, please see 29 CFR 1910.1200 or click OSHA Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
National Interagency Fire Center
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Seven federal agencies call NIFC home and work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations. These agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Weather Service, and Office of Aircraft Services.
NIOSH. Mining Health and Safety Research
 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Amended 1990)
(at OSHA's website)
Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 USC, Chapter 15, Sections 651-678 (from Cornell Law School)
 
OSHA Alphabetic Site Index
A good linked index to the whole content of the OSHA websites.
OSHA Federal Register
Table of contents of notices, rules, proposed rules, etc. by year (1971 to current year). Note that this compilation is maintained by OSHA.
OSHA Federal Register Table of Contents Search
Note that this compilation is maintained by OSHA
OSHA's Mission
Over 100 Million Workers Count On OSHA. The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. To accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
OSHA Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules)
 
OSHA REGULATIONS (STANDARDS - 29 CFR)
Contains a Table of Contents and key word search feature for all OSHA regulations. Check this link first. Most of the regulations will be under 1910 (General Industry) or 1926 (Construction).
OSHA Regulations, Proposed
Draft Proposed Safety and Health Program Rule, 29 CFR 1900.1. This rule would require employers to establish a workplace safety and health program to ensure compliance with OSHA standards and the General Duty Clause. More info (11-23-98).
OSHA Poster available for download
(OSHA) Publications and Fact Sheets
29 CFR 1910 Interpretations
Gives Table of Contents by specific OSHA Standards.
OSHA Standard 1910.119
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
OSHA's 29 CFR 1926
Construction Safety Standards.
OSHA 1910 Subpart S
Electrical Safety Requirements
OSHA Standard 1910.103
Hydrogen
OSHA Standard 1910.104
Oxygen
OSHA Standard 1910.106
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
OSHA Standard 1910.109
Explosives and Blasting Agents
OSHA Standard 1910.110
Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases
OSHA Standard 1910.111
Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia
OSHA Standard 1910.119 App A
List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives
OSHA Standard 1910.120
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
OSHA Standard 1910.1200
Hazard Communication, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030
 
OSHA Unified Agenda
(a semiannual regulatory agenda published in the Federal Register telling OSHA'a plans for new regulations).
Standards Development
 
Standard Interpretations and Compliance Letters
Lets you search by key word or get list by date (1972-present) or standard.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Lots of product safety information, including press releases and many full text publications from CPSC.
U.S. Dept. of Energy, DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 CFR 708
Establishes procedures for timely and effective processing of complaints by employees of contractors performing work at sites owned or leased by the Department of Energy (DOE), concerning alleged discriminatory actions taken by their employers in retaliation for the disclosure of information relative to health and safety, mismanagement, and other matters as provided in Sec. 708.5(a), for the participation in proceedings before Congress or pursuant to this part, or for the refusal to engage in illegal or dangerous activities.
U. S. Department of Labor
Resource for labor statistics, programs and services, and laws and regulations
U.S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA, 29 CFR Part 24
Procedures for Handling Discrimination Complaints Under Federal Protection Statutes, which established the Department of Labor's procedures for investigating and adjudicating allegations of whistleblower reprisal under certain Federal statutes.
U. S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA, 29 CFR Part 1960.28
Employee Reports of Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Conditions. Applies to processing complaints of employees of U.S. Federal Agencies.
US Dept. of Labor - OSHA, 29 CFR 1977
Discrimination against Employees under OSHA Act of 1970
World Safety Organization
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION. Who do I turn to to report an unsafe or unhealthful condition in my workplace?
ANSWER (John D. Pearson, CSP):
 
(1) The first place to report an unsafe or unhealful condition is to your supervisor. Report your concerns politely but firmly.
 
(2) If you have tried that and have not gotten satisfaction, you could then try your Company's Safety Manager. Again be polite but firm. Express your real concerns and any physical problems in your own body or those of coworkers who work in the environment.
 
(3) If neither of these work, then you could try your local Union Office (if your company is unionized).
 
(4) If none of these ideas work, or if you are afraid of retaliation from your company if you report the complaint to them, then you should report the concern to the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Use this link: CONTACTING OSHA for information about how to contact OSHA about a safety and health problem. For a safety or health emergency, they request you call them in on a toll-free number which is given on this link. For less serious concerns or needs, other offices (either US Federal Offices, or "State Plan" Offices,) are shown on the referenced OSHA page. No provision is given to email in a safety or health complaint. (Note: OSHA will allow you to file an anonymous complaint if you fear retaliation. However, if you have complained to your company previously about the issue, the company will usually be able to figure out that you are the one who complained.)
 
(5) If you have tried working with OSHA and have not gotten satisfaction, you can write to your local Representative from the US Congress, complaining of the results, and asking for his/her help in addressing the matter.
 
(6) Whether or not the unsafe or unhealthful working condition was addressed by any or the actions suggested above, you should not knowingly put your safety or health at danger by exposing yourself to seriously unsafe or unhealthful conditions at work. Until such time as the condition is corrected, you should attempt to apply extreme caution when working around the unsafe operation. You might want to get your company to supply you with personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, special gloves, respirator, etc), or get your own from a local safety supplies store if your company refuses to provide them.
 
It would also be a good idea to try to educate yourself about the OSHA safety and health requirements for the type of workplace you work in. For links to the online OSHA standards, see above.
 
If you cannot determine how to protect yourself, and you feel the work could lead to your death or serious injury, then you can simply refuse to do the job and tell your employer you cannot perform it because you feel it is too dangerous, and ask your employer to correct it. OSHA allows an employee to refuse to work at a job that he believes is dangerous, with protection from discrimination by his employer. See OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1977.12 for full details.
 


 

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