Technical Resources

This page is intended as a service to people who have taken our courses and are who looking for particular technical information. This information should be useful to anyone involved in the evaluation and control of   workplace hazards. These links are to sources of technical information such as air sampling methods, assessment and control of mould contamination, together with computer based tools for evaluating workplace hazards. Check back here periodically as we intend to add to this list as we find more of these tools that we believe are useful.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods For those engaged in either air sampling or analysis for workplace contaminants, this is a direct link to the NIOSH Manual where you can obtain all of the current NIOSH analytical methods in pdf format.

An updated edition of NMAM has been released. See:

OSHA Analytical Methods This link takes you directly to the OSHA analytical methods web page.
OSHA Technical Manual The OSHA technical manual is a valuable source of practical information on workplace exposure assessment techniques.
IRSST Guides and Technical Awareness-Raising Tools The IRRST in Montreal, Canada has developed an extensive library of tools for occupational hygienists. These tools include some training modules and a number of spreadsheet based procedures for carrying out hygiene calculations. This is an excellent resource, with all materials available in French and many also available in English
New York Mold Evaluation and Remediation Guidelines This 2008 document is still one of the best sources of balanced information on mold. It is based on a review of then current literature regarding fungi (mold) and on input from a review panel of experts in the fields of mycology/microbiology, environmental health sciences, environmental/occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and environmental remediation.
 The Battery University Hygienists use a lot of battery operated equipment such as personal sampling pumps and direct reading instruments. This site has a lot of useful information on the characteristics of different battery types, optimum charging procedures to prolong their useful life and other procedures for ensuring that you get the maximum amount of useful life out of them. In particular it gives useful tips on prolonging the life of rechargeable batteries of all types.
How to Charge Your Phone You may not have responsibility for sampling pumps or other occupational hygiene equipment, but here is an article that almost everyone should find useful. It is based on information from The Battery University above and yes, this applies to your laptop battery as well. If you want more technical details, visit  The Battery University.

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