September 2010
NIOSH Publication Number 2010-168c

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)

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 chemical/trade names and synonyms; structure/formula; conversion factors; CAS/ RTECS/DOT ID and Guide numbers; NIOSH/OSHA exposure limits; IDLH concentrations; physical description, chemical and physical properties of agents; measurement methods; personal protection/sanitation recommendations; respirator selection recommendations; incompatibilities and reactivities of agents; exposure routes/ symptoms/and target organs; and first aid.

Other Databases

The following selected databases are also available on this CD-ROM:

  • Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Concentrations (IDLHs)
  • International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)
  • NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
  • OSHA Sampling & Analytical Methods
  • Recommendations for Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Specific Medical Tests Published for OSHA-Regulated Substances
  • Toxicologic Review of Selected Chemicals
  • 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (U.S. DOT)

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