This article will focus on OSH sites. OSH is not related to ISA or OSA but stands for Occupational, Safety and Health. There are numerous sites but I will focus on a few key sites.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (http://www.ccohs.ca/) promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety. They have a comprehensive, well categorised internet link site at http://www.ccohs.ca/resources/ . You can also access the Search CHEMINDEX Database . (http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/chemindex/search.html) .
This site( http://gilligan.mc.duke.edu/oem/) contains numerous documents and links to resources in occupational and environmental medicine. It is also the "home" of the occ-env-med-l mailing list.
Search for chemical compounds(http://chemfinder.cambridgesoft.com/) over the World Wide Web. It has also in its list of sites indexed the largest single list of chemical information sites.
Need no introduction (http://www.ilo.org/). See also International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) at http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/ . The major objective of CIS is to be a worldwide service dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases. It is assisted in its work by more than 120 national institutions around the world (its National and Collaborating Centres) dealing with OSH matters in their own countries.
UNEP Chemicals is the center for all chemicals-related activities of the United Nations Environment Programme. The Global Environmental Epidemiology Network (GEENET) was established in 1987 as part of a WHO initiative to create networks of professionals working on the health effects of environmental hazards and human exposure, pollution control technology, and environmental management and planning. Specifically, GEENET aims to increase the national capacity of developing countries to secure environmental health by strengthening education, training and applied research in environmental epidemiology.
NIOSH (http://www.niosh.com.my/) is the centre for training, consultancy, dissemination information and research in occupational safety and health in Malaysia. The Occupational Safety and Health Laws, (the act itself is at http://www.niosh.com.my/osha.html) 1994 which was passed on 24 February 1994 provides the legislative framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of safety and health at work, can be accessed from here. It is a practical tool superimposed over existing safety and health legislation, such as the Factories and Machinery Act, 1967. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1988 is not yet available on the Internet.
NIOSH( http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/) and is the only federal Institute responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries.
Provides free access(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed) to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, AIDSDRUGS, AIDSTRIALS, BIOETHICSLINE, ChemID, DIRLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, HSRPROJ, OLDMEDLINE, POPLINE, SDILINE, SPACELINE, and TOXLINE.
- Occupational Safety & Health Links from Karolinska Institute.
Fairly large and comprehensive links to biomedical sites.(http://www.mic.ki.se/Safety.html)
Probably one of the most comprehensive site.(http://oshweb.me.tut.fi/index.html)
This site which has been maintained (http://www.vadscorner.com/ohs.html) by yours truly and has been one of the first sites maintained by me.
The Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Malaysian Medical Association will be setting up their own web page shortly and most of these sites and information pertaining to OSH in Malaysia would be maintained here. The URL would be posted in Berita MMA.
With that I let your "mouse" or your "keyboard" do the "talking".
Till next month, "Happy Surfing".
The links to URL mentioned above are valid at the time of writing (12 September 1998).
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Last Updated 8th May 2005.