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Hazardous Materials Reference Guide


LCC Browsing Areas:


·         T - Technology

o   TD – Environmental Technology

o   TA  - Engineering (General)

·         Q – Science

o   QC – Physics

o   QD – Chemistry

o   QH – Biology



OUC Reference Materials:


·         Hazardous Materials Handbook - T55.3.H3 P64 1996

·         Toxic Waste Sites : An Encyclopedia of Endangered America - TD1040 .C73 1997

·         Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies - TD9 .A84 2001

·         The Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science - TD9 .W95 2001

·         Environmental Engineers' Handbook 2nd ed. - TD145 .E574 1997

·         Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic Chemicals - TD196.O73 V47

·         CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 2000-2001  81st ed. - QD65 .C72 2000-2001


OUC Print Journals:


·         American Industrial Hygiene Association

·         Environment

·         Environmental Solutions

·         Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association

·         Journal of Chemical Education



Hazardous Materials Databases:


·         Academic Search Complete – “Indexes nearly 11,000 scholarly and other publications covering various academic areas of study.”  Good for basic research.  Some full-text

·         Environment Complete – Database with articles covering geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology and environmental law, and others.  Some full-text 

·         Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Knowledge) - “Indexes articles and citations from over 5,300 international scientific journals.”  Some full-text   

·         BIOSIS Previews - This database “provides broad coverage of all life science research” and includes over 6,000 international journals.

·         Compendex – “Indexes scholarly literature for all engineering disciplines, as well as related fields in science and management.”






Hazardous Materials Websites:


  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA): Office of Hazardous Materials Safety - http://hazmat.dot.gov/ - This website offers information about hazardous materials regulations (HMR), training, reports about HMR, risk-management, and enforcement of HMR.
  • International Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians - http://www.iahmt.com/ - Provides information about “emergency response procedures, compliance, current trends, training resources, environmental news and industry news.” 
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ - This website offers information about hazardous materials and their effects on the public and the environment.
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – www.chemistry.org Offers access to CAS research databases: also known as the World's Largest and Most Comprehensive Collection of Chemistry-Related Information.”
  • EnvironmentalChemistry.Com - http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/hazmat/placards/ - Provides information about “environmental, chemistry and hazardous materials news, careers, and resources.”  Offers a chemical database.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/content/index.html - Offers information about chemical emergencies and preparedness. Also provides information about environmental laws and regulations and links to chemical and hazardous materials databases and websites.
  • U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) - http://www.csb.gov/ - A website devoted to the CSB and its investigations into chemical accidents. Provides access to CSB publications and digests as well as news and current and completed cases.