Health and Safety Links

The following links are to health and safety sites that we believe to be potentially useful to all interested in improving worker health.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) CCOHS offers an enormous range of health and safety information, via internet or CDROM. They will answer individual queries via their inquiries service, and some basic information is available free of charge. If you are not familiar with CCOHS, their site is well worth a visit.
Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) The CRBOH is a national organization which sets standards of professional competence for occupational hygienists and occupational hygiene technologists in Canada.
Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) OHAO is an Ontario based organization dedicated to developing and promoting the profession of occupational hygiene. They publish a directory of occupational hygiene consultants, useful to persons seeking the assistance of a consultant.
Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety The Ontario Ministry of Labour Health and Safety page has links to current and proposed occupational exposure limits, draft regulations, alerts and advisories. Because the Ontario Government updates and modifies this site frequently, you may find this link broken. If so, try a Google search.
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)  ACGIH publishes a wealth of occupational health related information It is a valuable resource for industrial hygienists and related professionals worldwide.
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)  ABIH, was organized to improve the practice and educational standards of the profession of industrial hygiene. It administers the CIH certification process. This site contains a number of useful documents including “What is a CIH?” If you are planning on hiring a consultant, this will explain why hiring a CIH is important and what you should get for your money.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)  The AIHA is the largest international association of occupational and environmental scientists and engineers practicing industrial hygiene.
The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) IOHA represents the global community of occupational hygienists. The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) is an association of occupational hygiene organizations from across the world. All of these are dedicated to the discipline and application of the inherent principles of occupational hygiene.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment. Their website is a valuable resource for the occupational and environmental health professional.
National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)  NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is the only US federal Institute responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries. This website is a great source of health and safety information.
National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) NHCA has a number of useful links to sources of information on hearing conservation and noise induced hearing loss at their links page here.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA is the American federal agency responsible for promugating occupational health and safety legislation. Their stated mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers.
Workplace Health Without Borders logo13aWorkplace Health Without Borders is a global organization of occupational health professionals dedicated to improving workplace health worldwide. Membership in the organization is free. Activities include educational programs, support for occupational health research in developing countries and mentoring of younger occupational health professionals by more seasoned practitioners. Regular meetings are held online and onsite training is provided in developing countries using the OHTA training materials.