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National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS). This is the home page of the NLM Division that provides databases and resources on chemicals and drugs, environmental health, occupational safety and health, outreach, toxicology, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies how the environment affects human health.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National Toxicology Program (NTP). Interagency program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that evaluates agents of public health concern. Provides information about potentially toxic chemicals to the scientific community and the public.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Statistics and Data. Statistics and data links from OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Selected Resources

Beer KD, Gargano JW, Roberts VA, Hill V, Garrison LE, Kutty PK, Hilborn ED, Fullerton KE, Wade TJ, Yoder JS; CDC. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water---United States, 2011-2012 [Internet]. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Aug 14;64(31):842-8. PubMed PMID: 26270059.

Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. Updated Tables, February, 2015. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2013 Mar. 317 p. Updates the 2009 report.

Hlavsa MC, Roberts VA, Anderson AR, Hill VR, Kahler AM, Orr M, Garrison LE, Hicks LA, Newton A, Hilborn ED, Wade TJ, Beach MJ, Yoder JS; CDC. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks and other health events associated with recreational water --- United States, 2007--2008 [Internet]. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Sep 23;60(12):1-32. Erratum in: MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Oct 14;60(40):1395. PubMed PMID: 21937976.

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (Bureau of Labor Statistics). This BLS page provides access to statistics on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries. Tables display data by type of industry, occupation, and age.

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2011 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). News release from BLS that includes survey data. 32 p.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Database (United States Environmental Protection Agency). This EPA database provides information to the public about disposal or releases of over 650 toxic chemicals. Also available for searching as one of the NLM Division of Specialized information Services (SIS) TOXNET databases.

ToxMap (National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services). This Geographic Information System (GIS) provides a visual display of TRI and Superfund data.

Workplace Data and Statistics Gateway (CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). This NIOSH page provides links to surveillance data and statistics resources on occupational injuries and diseases.

Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Statistics (Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration). This OSHA site links to data on industry-related injury and illness.

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