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Assists members in their environment-related professional development and decision-making by providing them with the necessary knowledge. Describes the technical council, whose concerns are air, environmental management and waste management. Indicates the activities of the Education Council, which is responsible for education of the public, students and professionals. Summarizes the content of the Association’s publications, and details the services offered to members.
Defines the professionals whose tasks are biosafety-related, namely microbiologists, biologists, molecular biologists, industrial hygienists, veterinarians, chemists, engineers and health care professionals. Invites workers to become involved in one of the Association’s committees and explains the certification and registrations programs that have been established to identify individuals with the necessary competencies to provide biosafety services.
Provides information on the industrial hygiene qualification examination (examples of questions, eligibility requirements, results from previous years, etc.) and on maintaining the obtained certification. Contains a public database of the people certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and presents the code of ethics that the professionals in the field follow.
Indicates the advantages of membership for individual and corporate members. Presents the policies and procedures established to avoid conflicts of interest in decision-making by one of the members of the committees. Lists a few publications that can help industrial hygiene professionals pass their qualification examination. Describes the committees named by the chair of the board of directors:
Discusses the distance education and continuing education services that are offered by the Association. Lists the accreditation programs available for different types of laboratories, namely those operating in industrial hygiene, microbiology, nutrition, etc. Explains the operation of local sections, which organize activities to extend the professionals’ areas of competence while promoting health and safety. Proposes a series of resources classified by topic:
Disseminates knowledge on occupational hygiene, health and safety by exchanging information and putting it in an easily understandable form. Explains the discussion forum’s operation and provides summaries for all the proceedings of conferences that have taken place since 1992. Describes the history of the foundation, which was set up mainly to finance the Association’s activities.
Presents a list of AIOH members who are industrial hygiene consultants and lists the fields of competency in which they work. Also presents the laboratories that offer occupational health and safety services as well as suppliers of equipment and training institutions. Describes the benefits of membership, mainly that of exchanging ideas with hygienists in other countries. Contains a discussion group reserved for members, and presents the code of ethics that they must follow.
Is interested in the scientific aspects of biosafety in activities involving the use of pathogenic or genetically modified organisms (for example, in the agrifood, pharmaceutical, medical, veterinary, environmental sectors, etc.) Explains the regulatory context surrounding biosafety in Belgium and the evaluation system used. Addresses the protection of workers exposed to biological agents in the workplace, the voluntary dissemination of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the environment and their introduction on the European market. Also presents information on biosafety in Europe and in other countries.
Informs the public about pesticides and proposes alternatives to their use. Offers a few means of prevention to consider and solutions for a pesticide-related emergency. Offers on-line ordering of reports, brochures, reports and other types of documents. Mentions certain problems being studied, including the following:
Provides a list of industrial hygiene consultants and their fields of activity (control of lead and asbestos in the workplace, ionizing radiation, etc.) Presents the types of qualification examinations that are offered by the Industrial Hygiene Faculty to classify members in the existing categories. Mentions the Society’s main interest groups, which are a reservoir of knowledge on a subject, making it available to members:
Provides a definition of occupational hygiene and what characterizes its practice. Lists the members of the board of directors. Establishes the competency standards for professionals in this field and the code of ethics that they follow in Canada. Describes the examination that occupational hygienists must successfully complete to obtain official registration and the criteria for taking this test.
This Web application helps to choose an appropriate and effective respiratory protection against infectious and non-infectious bioaerosols found in the workplace, which can be a complex task because of the lack of bioaerosol exposure standards.
Presents a small directory of the Council’s members to promote their goods and services. Indicates the training sessions offered for each method of transportation of goods (air, ground, water or a combination of them) in order to improve safety. Develops certain recommendations to help companies become aware of the terrorist threats to which they are exposed. Develops the list of comments made by the Council members regarding the regulations of the US Department of Transportation on the transportation of dangerous goods.
Mentions the Society’s principal objectives, and mainly that of promoting the quality of the profession of occupational hygienist. States the areas of activity of occupational hygienists (research institutes, universities, government, etc.) and the code of ethics to be followed. Defines the procedures for submitting articles to the Journal for Applied Health & Safety Studies, whose content is mainly in Dutch.
Summarizes the two types of possible memberships (corporate or individual) and the related advantages. Names all the corporate members of the Association as well as the organizations that sponsor its activities. Presents a list of courses and seminars offered. Presents the working groups and their main activities:
Devotes one section to accidental spills of hazardous materials and another to risk management. Presents the recommendations formulated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the various types of transportation (airplane, train, road, intermodal) and presents an emergency measures guide intended for police officers, fire fighters and other workers who are the first responders on an accident site. Divides its activities into seven separate offices relating to hazardous materials:
Lists the Association’s member organizations and how to reach those in charge in each of the countries. Mentions the code of ethics that the members must adhere to and the activities organized for them (scientific conferences, occupational health cooperation program, international certification, etc.) Contains a discussion forum and online library.
Defines the different types of credentials offered by the Association and contains one section on continuing education. Takes a position on current subjects concerning the members and details the R&D programs sponsored by the NEHA:
Presents general information on pesticides and their relationship to safety, food, the environment, animals, etc. Contains information sheets on toxicology, different types of databases and statistics. Presents current regulations, lists a few solutions for controlling the presence of insects, and sources to be contacted in emergencies.
Provides visitors with documents such as statistics, press releases and different publications. Also provides resources to other types of clients, as for example journalists, the public service and nongovernmental organizations. Mentions the themes of the work carried out by the organization’s different departments:
The Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database is your one-stop location for current toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides.
Addresses subjects such as infectious diseases, chemicals and poisons, radiation, emergency responses, etc. Defines the organization’s mandates, proposes a few publications for consultation, and provides examples of current research and development. Brings together professionals working in different specialties:
Solves problems related to radiation in workplaces, in the environment, at school and at home, by giving consultations to concerned clients and by developing a range of technical services:
This website is intended for occupational health and safety professionals who want to carry out an organic solvent substitution project.
Available in French only.
UNEP Chemicals is the center for all chemicals-related activities of the United Nations Environment Programme. Our goal is to make the world a safer place from toxic chemicals. We do this by helping governments take needed global actions for the sound management of chemicals, by promoting the exchange of information on chemicals, and by helping to build the capacities of countries around the world to use chemicals safely.
Investigates chemical accidents in order to determine their causes, and develops safety recommendations for government offices, unions, commercial associations and other types of organizations in order to reduce risks. Lists the accidents currently being investigated or have been investigated and gives a brief description of each. Provides a list of recommendations that were made to different organizations.
Is interested in what reduces air quality in homes, namely pollution sources (combustion sources, some deteriorated building materials and furnishings as well as household cleaning and maintenance products) and poor ventilation. Devotes specific sections to molds, asthma, secondhand smoke, and radon gas. One section is on large area buildings and another on children.
Answers a few questions about pesticides, such as their definition, the products that contain them, their related hazards, the different types that exist, etc. Describes the effects of pesticides on the environment and provides resources for eliminating plant-borne insect problems effectively and correctly. Explains the legislation activities undertaken by the agency to control the use of pesticides and the application of the regulations.