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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-149
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

  • Volatile Organic CPDS (Screening) (No. 2549) PDF Icon PDF only 93 kb (8 pages)
  • Hydrocarbons, Aromatic (No. 1501) PDF Icon PDF only 135 kb (7 pages)

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Xylene
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-168 (1975)  
Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to Xylene over a working lifetime.

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline: Xylene
PDF Icon PDF only 256KB (6 pages)

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Xylene
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Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry - ToxFAQs: Xylenes
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Toxicological Profile for Xylenes (ATSDR)
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OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Xylene
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Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Xylene (OSHA)
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New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Xylene
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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Xylene
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Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS): Xylene
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Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Xylene
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EPA (Air Toxics): Xylenes
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EPA Consumer Fact Sheet (Ground and Drinking Water): Xylenes
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Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS): Xylene
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NTP (Toxicity Excerpts from HSDB): Xylenes
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Reproductive Toxicities (Harvard's Occupational and Environmental Medicine): Xylene
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Page last updated: August 22, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 5, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division


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