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Workplace Health & Safety Publications - by Hazard

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Aerosol cleaner use in auto repair - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Aircraft disinsection and pesticide illness in flight attendants

Aircraft disinsection journal article (PDF)Opens in new 

browser window, 2007

Aircraft disinsection investigation report (44 pages, PDF)Opens in new browser window, 2003

Letter to editor on aircraft disinsection policy (PDF)Opens in new browser window, World Health Organization, 2001

Arsenic & chromate wood preservatives - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

Artificial flavoring – see diacetyl

 

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Bacillus anthracis: laboratory exposure - MMWR report, 2005

1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide) Hazard Alert (PDF)Opens new browser window

 

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Carbofuran, farm worker illness - journal article – MMWR report, 1999

Chemical hazards

Also: search for chemicals by name, or see HESIS publications list

Epidemiologic study: Rocketdyne Atomics Workers' Exposure to Selected Chemicals (PDF)Opens new browser window - report, 1999

If I’m pregnant, can the chemicals I work with harm my baby? (PDF)Opens new browser window

Understanding Toxic Substances (1.3 MB, PDF)Opens new browser window

Using Solvents Safely - booklet (3.1 MB, PDF)Opens new browser window

Workplace chemical hazards to reproductive health - booklet (PDF)Opens new browser window

Chlorine Gas Release at Two Scrap Recycling Facilities (PDF)Opens in new browser window   ... Spanish - Chemical Release Alert (2010)

Chromium-6 in the Workplace (PDF)Opens in new browser window – fact sheet, July 2011

Cleaning products and work-related asthma (PDF)Opens new browser window – journal article, 2004

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

Preventing Work-Related Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Fact sheet, 2013

Training for Wildland Firefighters on Preventing Valley Fever (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Tailgate training, 2013

Occupational Coccidioidomycosis in California (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Journal article, 2012

Outbreak of Coccidioidomycosis in Construction Workers – Journal article abstract, 2009

Construction hazards

BuildSafe California tailgate training materials  ... Spanish titles

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) construction factsheets

Cycloheximide Hazard Alert (PDF)Opens new browser window

 

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Diesel Engine Exhaust Hazard Alert (PDF)Opens new browser window

Diacetyl (butter flavor chemical)

Diacetyl Use in Flavoring Manufacturing Companies Hazard Alert (English, PDF)Opens new browser 

window ... Spanish

Diacetyl - medical care guidelines (PDF)Opens new browser window

 

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Epoxy resin systems - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

Ergonomic Hazards

HESIS Ergonomic Series

Prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndorme in California (PDF) Opens new 

browser window- newsletter

Ethylene oxide - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

 

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Falls - How to Prevent a Ladder Fall - fact sheet (English, PDF) Opens 

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Fipronil - acute illness from fipronil - journal article abstract, 2010

Flavorings – see diacetyl (butter flavor)

Fluorocarbons (freons) - fact sheet (PDF) Opens new browser window

Forklifts – Runaway killer: Preventing forklift fatalities - fact sheet (English, PDF)Opens in new browser 

window  Spanish

Formaldehyde - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

 

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Glutaraldehyde

Glutaraldehyde - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

Glutaraldehyde and heart valve manufacturing investigation report executive summary (PDF)  Opens new browser window 

Glycol ethers - fact sheet (PDF)Opens new browser window

Graffiti removal chemicals – Removing Graffiti Safely (PDF)Opens new browser window - booklet

 

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Heavy machinery

Crane operator crushed! - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Falling vehicles kill: Jackstand safety - fact sheet (PDF, English)Opens in new browser windowSpanish

Mechanic killed! Truck falls off lift - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Runaway killer! Preventing forklift fatalities - fact sheet (PDF, English)Opens in new browser windowSpanish 

Hepatitis C - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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Insecticides - acute illness from fipronil - journal article abstract, 2010

Ionizing radiation – epidemiologic study, Rockedyne Atomics Workers - report (PDF, 78 pages)  Opens new browser window

Icon indicating a recently updated document Isocyanates - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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Jackstands - Falling vehicles kill: Jackstand safety - fact sheet (PDF, English)Opens in new browser 

windowSpanish

 

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Ladders - How to Prevent a Ladder Fall - fact sheet (English, PDF) Opens new browser window ... Spanish

Lead

Work-related lead poisoning publications

Lead - medical care guidelines (PDF) Opens new browser window

 

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Medical waste, off-site steam autoclaves – investigation report (1.6 MB, PDF) Opens new browser window

Metam-sodium, occupational illness due to pesticide drift - report (PDF)  Opens new browser window ... Spanish summary report

Methyl bromide - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window ...

Methylene chloride

Methylene chloride - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Methylene chloride is dangerous... There are safer alternatives! (PDF) Opens in new browser window ...  Spanish

New or updated publication Choosing Paint Removal Methods: Safety Considerations (PDF)  Opens in new browser window

Worker Fatality Alert – Methylene Chloride Linked to Worker Death in Church (PDF) Opens in new browser window   Investigation Report (PDF) 

Worker Fatality Alert – Methylene Chloride Linked to Worker Death in Tank (PDF) Opens in new browser window    Investigation Report (PDF) 

 

Methyl methacrylate - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in 

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Molds in indoor workplaces - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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n-Hexane

n-Hexane - medical care guidelines (PDF)Opens new browser window

n-Hexane Use in Vehicle Repair Hazard Alert (PDF) Opens in a new browser window

Icon indicating a recently updated document n-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) Health Hazard Advisory (PDF)Opens in a new browser window  

 

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Paraformaldehyde, room disinfection and pesticide illness – investigation report (PDF) Opens new browser window

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Perchloroethylene - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Pesticides - work-related pesticide illness publications list

 

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Rabies virus – fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Repetitive motion – Prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (PDF, 2.5MBOpens in new 

browser window – newsletter, 2002

 

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Solvents

Also: search for solvents by chemical name, or see HESIS publication list

Alternatives for five emerging solvents - study report (1.2 MB, PDF)Opens in new browser 

window, 2006

Using Solvents Safely - booklet (3.1 MB, PDF) Opens new browser 

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Styrene - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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Toluene - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

1,1,1-Trichloroethane - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Trichloroethylene (TCE) - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Tuberculosis (TB) - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Preventing Work-Related Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Fact sheet, 2013

Training for Wildland Firefighters on Preventing Valley Fever (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Tailgate training, 2013

Occupational Coccidioidomycosis in California (PDF)Opens in new browser window – Journal article, 2012

Outbreak of Coccidioidomycosis in Construction Workers – Journal article abstract, 2009

Violence - evaluation of programs to reduce violence in health care settings - project report (PDF) Opens new browser window

 

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Wood chipper – Tree trimmer killed – fact sheet (PDF, English)Opens in new browser 

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Wood dust and occupational asthma – booklet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

Wood preservatives containing arsenic and chromates - fact sheet (PDF) Opens in new browser window

  

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Xylene - fact sheet (PDF)Opens in new browser window

 

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