Additional Resources

This page contains all of the EH&S links to external resources. To make it easier to update our links and ensure they are working properly, we have combined them onto one page. An effort has been made to group these links into categories; however, many links cover more than one area of interest. If you are browsing this page, you may wish to use Ctrl+F to search for a particular keyword. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have found a broken link.

Air Quality
Chemical Safety
Dangerous Goods Shipping
Emergency Preparedness

 Export Controls
 Field Safety
 Import Controls
 Lab Safety
 Occupational Safety  
 Office Safety
 On and Off the Job Safety
 Physical Hazards

Radiation Safety
Safety Data Sheets
Safety Training
Soil Movement Regs
Travel Safety
Waste Generation

Air Quality - Selected Fact Sheets
From the Business Environmental Program - UNR College of Business

Do You Need an Air Permit?

How to Determine Potential to Emit (PTE)

The Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) List

Biosafety Links

American Biological Safety Association

American Type Culture Collection - FAQ

Antineoplastic Agents - Occupational Exposure – CDC page

APHIS/CDC Select Agents & Toxins List

Biohazardous Waste Basics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

Biosafety Cabinet Use, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Biosafety Checklists – from the National Select Agent Registry (pulled from APHIS/CDC resources)

CDC's page on Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (5th Ed.)

Human Cell Lines/Strains and Bloodborne Pathogen Standards - OSHA Letters of Interpretation

Infectious Diseases information from the Public Health Agency of Canada

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030

Preparing for a Select Agent Inspection

UNR Biosafety Manual

Biosafety Training Resources from the Centers for Disease Control

Recognize the Biosafety Levels

Laboratory Biosecurity Training

Chemical Safety: References and Related Information

CDC Fact Sheets on Specific Chemical Agents

Chemical Hazards Pocket Guide from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet program – NOAA Office of Response & Restoration

Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries (LCSSs) from Appendix B of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling & Disposing of Chemicals (1995). Extra thanks to the Duke University O&E Safety Office for creating these links to each individual summary.

MSDS information - see the Safety Data Sheets box below

National Fire Protection Association Standard #45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals (Allows you to view a free version if you create a username/password)

Periodic Table of Elements Videos – from University of Nottingham (If you see a message that says the selected video is "no longer available", reload/refresh the page, and the video will work)

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version (2011) from the National Academies Press

Pyrophorics: Aldrich Technical Bulletin: AL-134 Handling Air-Sensitive Reagents

Pyrophorics: Safe Use of Pyrophoric Organolithium Reagents – from UC Riverside

Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS) Links

If you need an SDS for a chemical you recently purchased or otherwise acquired, the web site for the company that produced or distributed the product is a good place to check first.


(Material) Safety Data Sheets on the Internet – a popular starting point for SDS information and searches, sponsored by Interactive Learning Paradigms, Inc.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals - what is it and why is it affecting us? (Summary)

Guide to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) - more detailed information from OSHA

Safety Data Sheets Online Library page – from Oklahoma State University

Safety Data Sheet Hyper Glossary


Safetygrams on cryogenic liquids, gases, and other materials provided by Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

ToxFAQs Index - Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

U.S. Chemical Safety Board - Independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents

Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials Shipping

Avoid High Fines: If you are preparing to ship any item that may be considered hazardous, you will need to fill out a Shipping Request Form so that the EH&S Office can help you ensure that all regulations are properly followed.

49 CFR 172.101 Hazardous Materials table

Basic DG Shipping Instructions: Ground and Air (FedEx)

White boxBiological Shipments - Contact EH&S for information if you need to ship biological materials.

CHEMTREC One-Time Shipment service

Do You Know if You are Shipping Hazardous Materials? (DoT)

DoT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

DoT publication: Guide for Preparing Shipping Papers

Emergency Response Guidebook (PHMSA, DoT)

HazMat Transportation Training Modules (PHMSA, DoT)

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods page

Radioactive Materials Shipments - All incoming packages of radioactive materials must be routed through the UNR Radiation and Laser Safety Office on the UNR campus, and all outgoing shipments must be tendered by them.

Shipping Batteries Safely (UPS)

Shipping Dry Ice-Only Packages (FedEx)

Shipping Lithium Batteries Flowchart (FedEx)

Soils - See Soil Movement Regs

UPS Guide for Shipping Ground and Air Hazardous Materials

USPS Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail page

Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross pages on planning and preparing for an emergency, types of emergencies, and tools and resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook 2012

Disaster Resilient Universities: a model of emergency preparedness managed by Univ. of Oregon with links to additional resources

EPA Emergency Management Programs

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Nevada Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management

Information by Topic

Anthrax: OSHA Guidance page

Bioterrorism info from the Minnesota Dept. of Health

Bioterrorism page from the Southern Nevada Health District

Bioterrorism page from the Washoe County Health District

Earthquakes - Protecting your Family: A multi-agency booklet on earthquake safety (and more earthquake resources)

Suspicious Mail - Poster from the USPS

Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event (video) - City of Houston

This is My Plan by Groovy Pyramid: Music-Based Emergency Preparedness, Health Literacy & Health Promotion Project

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Laws and Regulations
Air Pollutants: Science and Technology
Pesticides: Worker Protection Standards
Pesticides Science
Water Science
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Export Controls

Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division

Automated Export System (AES) Best Practices guide - Explains who needs to use the AES Compliance System and why

AESDirect Home Page - Online Filing System

Look up a Schedule B export code (classify your commodity)

Export training video on how to classify your commodity

Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)

Introduction to the Commerce Department's Export Controls

Guidance on Commerce Department's Reexport Controls [2.4 mb]

Know the Facts Before You Ship: A Guide to Export Licensing Requirements

Export Administration Regulation Downloadable Files: includes documents on microorganisms, toxins, nuclear materials, and country embargoes.

Council on Governmental Relations - an organization that “helps to develop policies and practices that fairly reflect the mutual interests and separate obligations of federal agencies and universities in research and graduate education.”

COGR Links on Export Controls

Dept. of Homeland Security

New Directives on Border Searches of Electronic Media

Dept. of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulation) List of Consolidated Regs

ITAR Site Map

Dept. of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Economic and Trade Sanctions Information

Field Safety

Field Safety Guidelines from other Institutions

United States Antarctic Program [4.5 mb]

USGS Manual for Collection of Water Quality Data: Ch. 9 Safety in Field Activities ToC

UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources Safety Notes – Award winning site with links to numerous information sheets

UC Berkeley Safety Guidelines for Field Researchers [780 kb]

University of Maine Fieldwork Safety Policy

Additional Field Safety Resources

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Hazards in the Workplace (OSHA)

ATV Safety Institute

Avalanche Info - Avalanche Center Bulletins

Avalanche Info - (has links to several western avalanche centers)

Avalanche Info - National Snow and Ice Data Center

Avalanche Info - Sierra Avalanche Center

Avalanche Info - What's Wrong with Traditional Avalanche Courses? by David Spring

Batteries - Click here to go to the battery section

Boating Safety Resource Center (U.S. Coast Guard)

Chain Saw Safety Links

Cold Environments: Problems with Cold Work, 1997: Proceedings from an international symposium ([Swedish]National Institute for Working Life) [1.6 mb]

Hantavirus (CDC)

Histoplasmosis (CDC)

West Nile Virus links

Heat Stress – Additional Resources

Heat Index Charts

Heat Index/Meteorological Calculators

Weather Forecasts
National Weather Service main site or links to weather info by state

More Heat Stress info from:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
...and even more heat stress resources

A few sites that sell products to help keep you cool (cooling vests, evaporative coolers, etc.): (retrofit an existing fan) (hats, vests, safety supplies, cooling supplies for animals, etc.) (similar to CoolMedics above)

Import Controls

Intro to Chemical Import Requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA page on importing chemicals

Lab Safety

White boxAldrich Technical Bulletins
White boxAL-134 Handling Air-Sensitive Reagents
White boxAL-164 Handling Pyrophoric Reagents
White boxAL-220 Guide to Selecting and Using Fritted Glassware
White boxAL-221 Reuniting Separated Thermometer Columns
White boxComplete List

Acronym List for Lab Workers

ACS Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles (CLIPs)

ACS Safety for Introductory Chemistry Students (brochure)

American Biological Safety Association

Biosafety Inspection Checklists for Select Agents

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition

Chemicals: Workplace Safety & Health Topics links (CDC)

Cryogenic Liquids & Compressed Gases: Safetygrams from Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Glutaraldehyde: From the CDC - includes info on health effects, and control methods and work practices

Green Chemistry: EPA site promoting the reduction of hazardous substances in industry and academia

High Acute Toxin Guideline

Hydrogen Safety Best Practices

Laser Safety Links

Latex Allergy - OSHA Quick Facts Sheet

Mercury Vapor Demonstration

MSDS Information - see the Safety Data Sheet section

NIOSH School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide

OSHA Lab Standard, 29 CFR 1910. 1450 - Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals

OSHA Lab Standard, Appendix A, (non-mandatory) National Research Council Recommendations Concerning Chemical Hygiene in Laboratories

OSHA Lab Standard, Appendix B, References (non-mandatory)

 Particularly Hazardous Substance (PHS) Information Guideline

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory - National Academic Press

See also the Chemical Safety Links above

Glove Compatibility Charts

North Chemical Resistance Guide
Showa Best Glove ChemRest glove selection portal
(search by chemical name, CAS Number, or glove style)
Microflex Chemical Resistance Guide
Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide and
SpecWare online recommendation guide (search by chemical name or CAS Number)
Solva-Gard nitrile gloves Chemical Performance Data from the Saf-T-Gard site

Occupational Safety


Buggy Battery Safety, Ohio State University Extension

How to Jump Start a Car Battery Safely, from

Lead Acid Battery Safety, from Battery Council International

Charging Lithium-ion Batteries & other battery info, from Battery University (Cadex Electronics Inc.)

Care and Feeding of Gel Cell Batteries, by Craig LaBarge

EPA page on Batteries

Chemical Safety - click here to go to the Chemical Safety section

Confined Spaces

Confined Spaces - Additional Resources

National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Confined Spaces

Crane and Hoist Safety

OSHA page on Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety

Overhead & gantry cranes: 29 CFR 1910.179

Slings: 29 CFR 1910.184

Cranes & derricks: 29 CFR 1917.45

Cranes & Derricks in Construction - Scope: 29 CFR 1926.1400

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Foundation International

National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Electrical Safety

OSHA's page on Electrical Safety (scroll down for guidelines)


National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Impacts

Occupational Overuse Syndrome (repetitive strain injury) - from the Dept. of Health, Victoria, Australia

OSHA's Computer Workstations page

OSHA's Ergonomics page

U of Virginia's EH&S page on Ergonomics

Fall Protection

OSHA index for Fall Protection: 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M

OSHA outreach page on Fall Protection

OSHA standards for powered platforms for building maintenance: 29 CFR 1910.66

OSHA index for Walking-Working Surfaces: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D

National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Back Safety/Lifting/Slips/Trips/Falls

Heat Stress - Click here to go to the heat stress section


6 Ways to Stay Safe in Your Garage: Popular Mechanics article

National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Machinery & Vehicle Safety

Pests & Pesticides

Bird & Bat Droppings: Control of Health Hazards

National Ag Safety Dbase: List of Resources on Chemicals/Pesticides

EPA: Pesticides - Worker Protection Standards

EPA: Pesticides Science

Pesticide Safety Data Sheet (formerly MSDS) Resources


OSHA Regulations (Mandatory) Information for Employees Using Respirators When not Required Under Standard. - 1910.134 App D


Workshop Safety guidelines from the U. of Missouri Ag Engineering Extension

Additional Resources

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

Construction Safety Council

Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics list


Office Safety

DRI SPace Heater Policy

On and Off the Job Safety Tips

Allergy & Mold Safety Links

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

Earth Day

Electrical Safety at Home

Electrical Safety Foundation's Home Safety page

Emergency Preparedness - PLAN NOW

Filling Gas Cans Safely

Fire Extinguishers and Fire Safety

Fire Safety: National Ag Safety Dbase List of Resources

Fireworks Safety

Flu: CDC page (links to information on other flu types on left side of page)

Focus on Eye Safety

Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Heating Equipment Fire Safety: Facts

Home Safety: National Ag Safety Dbase List of Resources

Household Products Database - US Dept. of Health & Human Services

National Nutrition Month - March 2010

Power Tool Safety Tips

Recognizing and Treating Heat-Related Illness

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Safe Holiday Parties and Buffets

Safe Practices for Handling Turkey

Skin Cancer Awareness


Swimming Pool Safety, sponsored by Bridgestone

Travel Safety

Physical Hazards

OSHA Fact Sheets

Laboratory Safety – Noise

Laboratory Safety – Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Laboratories

Laboratory Safety – Autoclaves /Sterilizers

Laboratory Safety – Centrifuges

Laboratory Safety – Cryogens and Dry Ice

Laboratory Safety – Electrical Hazards

Princeton’s Safe Work Practices and Procedures: Laboratory Equipment

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory (2011), Ch. 7: Working with Laboratory Equipment

Radiation Safety

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Safety Training Links

OSU EH&S On-Line Safety Training – Non-OSU users may read through these modules. Many other safety resources are also accessible through this page.

Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section, Dept. of Business & Industry

YouTube Video:Labconco Fume Hood Airflow & Operation

Soil Movement Regulations and Other Resources

A PPQ 525-A permit is required “for the importation and interstate movement of soil for the purpose of isolating or culturing microorganisms from the soil.”

Soil movement regulations are handled by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

APHIS Regulated Organism and Soil Permits page

APHIS "Learn about ePermits" page

APHIS PPQ Form 525a – Application for permit to receive soil

How to Import Foreign Soil and How to Move Soil Within the United States – USDA APHIS (Circular Q-330-300)

USDA APHIS Inspected Facilities Authorized to Receive Soil

Federal Soil Regulations: Go to e-CFR and browse Title 7, Part 330

Waste Generation - Fact Sheets and Other Resources

Identifying Hazardous Waste

Managing Aerosol Cans

Managing Spent Batteries

Managing Used Antifreeze

Managing Used Oil

Managing Used Rags and Wipers

Requirements for Closed Waste Containers

Requirements for Waste Container Inspections

Satellite Accumulation Areas Requirements

Universal Waste Lamps

Browse the BEP Fact Sheets page for information on other topics

Envirofacts: an EPA online dbase that combines info from environmental reports and permits collected by state and federal agencies. Searchable by city/st, zip, park name, water body, etc.

The Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network

Additional Miscellaneous Resources

Bay Area Environmental Safety Group - Links to Web Sites with Useful Information

Code of Federal Regulations - Electronic version

Consumer Product Safety Commission

DOE Lessons Learned resources

DOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab EHS site

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

OSHA list of additional Health & Safety web sites

UNLV Risk Management & Safety

UNR Environmental Health & Safety

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