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The American Industrial Hygiene Association


The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is one of the largest international associations serving the need of occupational and environmental health and safety professional practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.


American Petroleum Institute


American Petroleum Institute (API) is the leading U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, which represents coporations involved in the production, refinement, distribution and other aspects of the petroleum industry.





Canadian Auto Workers Union


Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) is the largest private sector union in Canada representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.




Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


Canadian Centre for Occupatioanl Health and Safety (CCOHS) promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.



Canadian Labour Congress



Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada’s national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.



Center to Protect Workers' Rights


The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), now called The Center for Construction Research and Training, is an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.


Central Institute for Labour Protec-tion - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB)


The Institute is the main research institution comprehensively dealing with the problems of improving working conditions in accordance with human psychophysical abilities.


CISL National Board




Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung

logodguvThe Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors.


European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

 logoeashwEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) was set up to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. This is done by bringing together and sharing knowledge and information, to promote a culture of risk prevention.





Health and Safety Executive


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.




International Agency for Research on Cancer


International Agency for Research on Cancer is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization tasked with conducting and coordinating research into the cases of cancer.


International Commission on Occupational Health


International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society, which aims to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety.



Institut fur Arbeitsphysiologie


The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) investigates potentials and risks of modern work on the basis of behavioural and life sciences. The results of our research are used to design new regulations and guidelines for a beneficial and healthy working environment.

Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance)


The IFA supports the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions and their organisations particularly in solving scientific and technical problems relating to safety and health protection at work; the IFA does so by means of research, development and investigations; testing of products and material samples; workplace measurements and advice; participation in standardisation and regulation setting bodies; technical information and expertise. In addition, the IFA works on behalf of manufacturers and companies within the framework of product testing and certification, and certification of quality management systems.


Institut für Prävention und Arbeitsmedizin der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung, Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA - Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance)


IPA's research work aims at the reduction of health risks of employees due to various hazardous substances. The goal is to develop preventive measures as well as to improve diagnosis and therapy of occupational diseases and to support the German Social Accident Insurance. Five closely linked IPA centers conduct interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of Medicine, Epidemiology, Allergology/Immunology, Toxicology, and Molecular Medicine.


Institut Arbeit und Gesundheit der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IAG - Institute Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance)


The Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG) is a part of the DGUV Academy in Dresden, promoting safety and health at the workplace by training, research and development, and consultancy and to support the German Social Accident Insurance.


Israeli Institute for Occupational Safety & Health


Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH) is Israel's national public institution concerned with the workplace safety and health.


Institut National de Recherche et de Securite


Institut National de Recherche et de Securite (INRS) conducts study and research programmes to improve the health and safety of men and women at work in France, from toxicological hazards to physical and psychological well-being.



Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health


Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health’s activities cover: research, expertise and training in public health, occupational medicine and environmental health impact assessment, diagnosis and treatment of occupational and environmental diseases, as well as implementation of health promotion and prevention of diseases.



Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail


The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) was established in Québec Canada and is a scientific research organization known for the quality of its work and the expertise of its personnel.


Institute of Occupational Medicine

Institut universitaire romand de Sante au Travail


Institut universitaire romand de Sante au Travail (IST) has no inspection or monitoring function; it provides teaching, research, assessment and consultancy as well as promotion in the field of occupational health in Switzerland.



Institute for Science of Labour


The Institute is an independent non-profit-making research body under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.


Istituto di Medicina del Lavoro

Instituto Seguros Sociales


One of the largest organizations in the Columbian government the Instituto Seguros Sociales provides health services and guaranteed pensions to millions of Columbians.


International Organization for Standardization


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 160 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.


International Social Security Association


The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations.







National Fire Protection Association


The National Fire Protection Association is a nonprofit aimed at reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.



National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.


Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine


The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine is an independent research and development centre that provides background research and promotes healthy lifestyles among Polish workers.



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

logooshaThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. 






Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund


Suva, a non-profit company formerly known as the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund, provides accident insurance products, and prevention and rehabilitation services for industrial trading and commercial enterprises in Switzerland.


Scientific Research Institute of Occupational Health

Sheffield Occupational Health Project




Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety.




United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America


The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.



United Food and Commercial Workers


United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has 1.3 million union members work in a range of industries, with the majority working in retail food, meatpacking and poultry, food processing and manufacturing, and retail stores.




World Health Organization


Within the United Nations the World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.






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Part I. The Body
Cardiovascular System
Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards
Digestive System
Mental Health
Mood and Affect
Musculoskeletal System
Nervous System
Renal-Urinary System
Reproductive System
Respiratory System
Sensory Systems
Skin Diseases
Systematic Conditions
Part II. Health Care
First Aid & Emergency Medical Services
Health Protection & Promotion
Occupational Health Services
Part III. Management & Policy
Disability and Work
Education and Training
Case Studies
Ethical Issues
Development, Technology, and Trade
Labour Relations and Human Resource Management
Resources: Information and OSH
Resources, Institutional, Structural and Legal
Community level
Regional and National Examples
International, Government and Non-Governmental Safety and Health
Work and Workers
Worker's Compensation Systems
Topics In Workers Compensation Systems
Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Biological Monitoring
Epidemiology and Statistics
Goals, Principles and Methods
Physical and Physiological Aspects
Organizational Aspects of Work
Work Systems Design
Designing for Everyone
Diversity and Importance of Ergonomics
Occupational Hygiene
Personal Protection
Record Systems and Surveillance
General Principles of Toxicology
Mechanisms of Toxicity
Toxicology Test Methods
Regulatory Toxicology
Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Theories of Job Stress
Chronic Health Effects
Stress Reactions
Individual Factors
Career Development
Macro-Organizational Factors
Job Security
Interpersonal Factors
Factors Intrinsic to the Job
Organizations and Health and Safety
Part VI. General Hazards
Barometric Pressure Increased
Barometric Pressure Reduced
Biological Hazards
Disasters, Natural and Technological
Heat and Cold
Hours of Work
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Environmental Control
Radiation: Ionizing
Radiation: Non-Ionizing
Visual Display Units
Part VII. The Environment
Environmental Health Hazards
Environmental Policy
Environmental Pollution Control
Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
Accident Prevention
Audits, Inspections and Investigations
Safety Applications
Safety Policy and Leadership
Safety Programs
Part IX. Chemicals
Using, Storing and Transporting Chemicals
Minerals and Agricultural Chemicals
Metals: Chemical Properties and Toxicity
Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Based Industries
Farming Systems
Food and Fibre Crops
Tree, Bramble and Vine Crops
Specialty Crops
Beverage Crops
Health and Environmental Issues
Beverage Industry
Food Industry
Overview and Health Effects
Food Processing Sectors
Livestock Rearing
Paper and Pulp Industry
Major Sectors and Processes
Disease and Injury Patterns
Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
Iron and Steel
Mining and Quarrying
Oil Exploration and Distribution
Power Generation and Distribution
Part XII. Chemical Industries
Chemical Processing
Examples of Chemical Processing Operations
Oil and Natural Gas
Pharmaceutical Industry
Rubber Industry
Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
Electrical Appliances and Equipment
Metal Processing and Metal Working Industry
Smelting and Refining Operations
Metal Processing and Metal Working
Microelectronics and Semiconductors
Glass, Pottery and Related Materials
Printing, Photography and Reproduction Industry
Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
Clothing and Finished Textile Products
Leather, Fur and Footwear
Textile Goods Industry
Part XV. Transport Industries
Aerospace Manufacture and Maintenance
Motor Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
Ship and Boat Building and Repair
Part XVI. Construction
Health, Prevention and Management
Major Sectors and Their Hazards
Tools, Equipment and Materials
Part XVII. Services and Trade
Education and Training Services
Emergency and Security Services
Emergency and Security Services Resources
Entertainment and the Arts
Arts and Crafts
Performing and Media Arts
Entertainment and the Arts Resources
Health Care Facilities and Services
Ergonomics and Health Care
The Physical Environment and Health Care
Healthcare Workers and Infectious Diseases
Chemicals in the Health Care Environment
The Hospital Environment
Health Care Facilities and Services Resources
Hotels and Restaurants
Office and Retail Trades
Personal and Community Services
Public and Government Services
Transport Industry and Warehousing
Air Transport
Road Transport
Rail Transport
Water Transport
Part XVIII. Guides
Guide to Occupations
Guide to Chemicals
Guide to Units and Abbreviations