Internet Resources for Job Health and Safety   ( more links » )

Compiled by Tim Morse, Ph.D., at the ErgoCenter at the University of Connecticut Health Center, tmorse@nso.uchc.edu, 860-679-4720. Please send suggestions for additions. I have started an e-mail network for ergonomics—if you would like to be included, please send me an e-mail.

 

You can do searches on anything at several sites, such as:

http://www.google.com             http://www.yahoo.com/            http://www.altavista.com/

http://www.hotbot.com            http://www.lycos.com/            http://www.about.com

 

General Health and Safety Sites

One of the best sources of information for job health and safety on the internet is the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) homepage, which includes an ergonomics homepage, a searchable index of standards, and a listing of health and safety sites on the internet

http://www.osha.gov

 

To look up OSHA citations by company or industry: http://www.osha.gov/cgi-bin/est/est1

 

NIOSH (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) is another good general source. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

 

EPA has a number of sites relevant to occupational health on indoor air quality, asbestos, and other topics.             www.epa.gov             http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/index.html

 

The Duke Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics (AOEC) on-line text resources. The site includes links to other professional occupational medicine web sites, subscribing information to the e-mail info service, access to the Duke occupational medicine gopher with tons of info, MMWR articles, federal documents, a list of lending library resources, and more.

http://occ-env-med.mc.duke.edu/oem

 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has hundreds of resources on their health and safety internet resource list. Start at their home page, then choose Resources (on the top bar), then Internet Directory.              http://www.ccohs.ca

 

New Jersey Health Dept. has excellent chemical hazard factsheets that are free, independently researched, and clearly written on hundreds of substances.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/rtkweb/rtkhsfs.htm

 

Vermont safety information resources has a database of material safety data sheets (MSDS) from a large number of chemical companies.                   http://www.siri.org/

 

Several safety organizations have useful websites:

www.crossroads.nsc.org              The National Safety Council

www.aiha.org                           The American Industrial Hygiene Association

www.asse.org                          American Society of Safety Engineers

www.nfpa.org                          National Fire Protection Assoc.

www.safetycentral.org            International Safety Equipment Association

 

The national AFL-CIO includes a health and safety page.             http://www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy/safety/
 

NYCOSH (New York Council for Occupational Safety and Health) covers a lot of news from a labor perspective.            http://www.nycosh.org/
 

Jordan Barab has a labor health and safety blog.             http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/

 

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association has a health and safety page that helps businesses understand what OSHA laws apply to them, and provides information on upcoming conferences and events.            http://www.cbia.com/hr/SafetyAndHealth/

 

The Environmental Defense Fund has a scorecard page with information about the health effects of chemical emissions from 17,000 industrial facilities and the testing of chemicals, with maps and interactive databases.            http://www.scorecard.org/

 

State of Connecticut Resources

The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission has an excellent website, including information on the locations of offices, a searchable version of the workers’ compensation statutes, new decisions, and other information.            http://wcc.state.ct.us/index.html

 

The ConneCT website allows access to all state agencies:            http://www.state.ct.us/

 

The State Department of Public Health includes a site for the occupational health program, including versions of the occupational lung disease newsletter, factsheets, and other information.

http://www.state.ct.us/dph/BCH/EEOH/HPEEOH.html

 

The Connecticut Labor Department includes an occupational health services site, which includes information on their free consultation program and a great set of links to other health and safety sites.            http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/osha/osha.htm

 

The Connecticut General Assembly website lets you search for any bill being considered, or get information about relevant committees such as Labor and Public Employees or Public Health.

http://www.cga.state.ct.us/

 

You can track national bills on the National Library of Medicine site known as Thomas

http://thomas.loc.gov/

 

You can search the medical literature at PubMed.            www.pubmed.gov

 

Ergonomic Sites and Links

http://health.uchc.edu/clinicalservices/ergonomics/index.htm   ErgoCenter at UConn Health Center

 

http://www.ergoweb.com Ergoweb was originally part of the University of Utah, but has split off into a commercial site, but with a lot of good factsheets, documents, and news.

 

http://hsc.usf.edu/~tbernard/ergotools   Tom Bernard’s website at USF with many of the standards and typical ergonomic analysis tools

 

http://www.medicalmultimediagroup.com/opectoc.html            Medical Multimedia Group has patient education materials with good graphics and explanations.

 

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu            Cornell University has an active ergonomics program, with reports posted on graduate student projects and evaluation of ergonomic products.         

 

http://www.hfes.org      Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the main professional association in ergonomics.

 

http://www.ctdnews.com            CTD News Monthly Newsletter homepage.

 

http://www.comp.vuw.ac.nz/General/OOS            Occupational Overuse Syndrome/RSI resources

 

University of Virginia Ergonomics Training and Resources

http://keats.admin.virginia.edu/ergo/home.html

 

http://www.tifaq.com   Lots of links and info from injured workers at the Typing Injury FAQ.

 

http://www.rsi-uk.org.uk             RSI/UK Information about Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) originating from the UK, with information gathered from sources around the globe.

 

http://www.usernomics.com            Usernomics Ergonomics for hardware, software, and training.

 

http://www.workhealth.org            The  Job Stress Network web page is dedicated to increasing

communication among researchers and others interested in job stress and its impact on health

 

http://www.pc.ibm.com/ww/healthycomputing/index.html            IBM’s website.

 

http://nattie.eh.doe.gov/others/ergoeaser/download.html            A download of an interesting ergonomics software program developed by Battelle Labs for the Dept. of Energy called ErgoEaser is available for free. The program lets you input measurements of workstations and operators to help analyze computer workstations and lifting.

 

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ens/sh/ERGO.HTML            Ergonomics policies and costs for the Dept. of Energy is also available.
 

Ergonomic Furniture Manufacturers and Distributors

Note: These are commercial vendors; we are not endorsing their products, but only showing the range of options.
 

Alimed, www.alimed.com

BKM (Details & Steelcase), East Hartford, CT, www.bkm.com

Details (Steelcase Ergonomics Partner),  http://www.details-worktools.com/

ErgoSystems, East Hartford, CT, www.ergosystems.com

Flexrest, www.flexrest.com

Haworth Furniture, http://www.haworth-furn.com/index.asp

Herman Miller, http://www.hermanmiller.com/

Humanscale, http://www.humanscale.com/

Grahl, www.grahl.com

ISE (International Source for Ergonomics), www.visual-ergonomics.com

Knoll, http://www.knoll.com/

Proformix Systems, www.proformix.com

Roller mouse, http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

Steelcase Corporate, www.steelcase.com

Workplace Ergonomics (North Coast Medical), www.ncmedical.com

Workrite Ergonomics, www.wrea.com

Media Control,

Alternative pointing devices and keyboards: www.keyalt.com or goldtouch.com.

RSIGuard (AutoClick feature) http://www.rsiguard.com

MouseTool http://www.mousetool.com

For Macintosh:SmartClick http://www.rjcooper.com/smartclick/index.html

 

 

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