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- Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards. OSHA Publication 3162, (2009). This is a quick reference to help you locate and implement the screening and surveillance requirements of the OSHA standards in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR).
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (PDF). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-149, (September 2007). Provides general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
- Reproductive Health and the Workplace. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Provides links to reproductive health issues and information.
- Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-123, (2001). Provides links to resources and documents related to reproductive health hazards.
- Office of Health Assessment and Translation. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Provides the latest information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ATSDR is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
- ToxFAQs™. Provides the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
- Workplace Hazards to Reproduction and Development: A Resource for Workers, Employers, Health Care Providers, and Health & Safety Personnel. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Technical Report No. 21-3-1999, (August 1999).
- California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). The mission of the Cal/EPA is
to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
- Chemicals Listed Effective December 19, 2008 as Known to the State to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity. Proposition 65, (December 19, 2008). Contains a list of compounds that Cal/EPA considers to be reproductive or developmental toxins.
This topics page is not a standard or regulation and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with safety and health standards and regulations promulgated by OSHA or by a state with an OSHA-approved state plan. In addition, the Act’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires employers to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.