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2011 MAY–JUNE No. 380
May 09, 2011 [posted]

NLM Resource: Haz-Map Update

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The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Haz-Map® has been updated.

Haz-Map now  includes 1,212 new chemical agents and twelve chemical categories with significance regarding occupational exposure. 

The twelve categories of chemical agents include metals, solvents, pesticides, mineral dusts, toxic gases and vapors, plastics and rubber, biological agents, nitrogen compounds, dyes, physical agents, other classes, and other uses.

Haz-Map is an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms.

The Haz-Map Jobs table is based on the 1997 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. The Industries table is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The Diseases table is based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9).

Information from textbooks, journal articles, and electronic databases was classified and summarized to create the database.

NLM Resource: Haz-Map Update. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e6.