The following references aid in evaluating hazards at a waste site.
- OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC) Project Utilization of Direct Reading Monitors on Hazardous Waste Sites to Improve Worker Protection While Reducing Costs of Unnecessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Sample Analyses. OSHA. Documents the testing of a personal photo ionization detector (PID) monitor to determine its suitability for use on hazardous waste sites, to determine the need to quickly evacuate the area or upgrade personal protective equipment (PPE), when an unexpected hazardous material vapor release occurs.
- OSHA Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA's premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available on the pages includes chemical identification and physical properties, exposure limits, sampling information, and additional resources.
- Sampling and Analytical Methods. OSHA.
- NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM). NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed. NMAM also includes chapters on quality assurance, sampling, portable instrumentation, etc.
- International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Summarizes 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.