Special Resources » Databases: Chemical

Conduct online searches of numerous chemical databases to obtain information such as: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), toxicology profiles, chemical health hazards, chemical labeling requirements, Threshold Limit Values (TLVs), government lists of hazardous substances, pesticide information, storage compatibility, chemical safety guides and related materials. Examples of databases: CCRIS, DART, EMIC, EMCI, ETICBACK, GENE-TOX, IRIS, HESIS, HSDB, ISSDS, OPPT, RTECS, SAGE, SOLV-DB, SSDS, TOXNET, TRI.

The following is the collection of special resources throughout the library. Click on main category / sub-category for that section of the library OR Click on resource title for immediate access to the resource.
Chemicals » Carcinogens
Environmental and workplace chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens

Carcinogens - 13th Report [7956] ?

Identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that are known or anticipated to cause cancer

International Toxicity Estimates for Risk [14902] ?

Independent risk values are included and compared with those from EPA, ATSDR & Health Canada

NTP Testing Information and Study Results [18047] ?

Abstracts of Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies performed by the National Toxicology Program

Chemicals » Chemical Labeling
Databanks of chemical labels, hazard communication labeling requirements & more

Laboratory Safety Signs and Labels [30171] ?

Samples for proper labeling of chemical storage cabinets, refrigerators and freezers, and signage for work areas

NFPA 704 Ratings for Common Chemicals [9254] ?

Chart provides the NFPA diamond numeric label ratings for each chemical listed

NFPA Chemical Hazard Ratings [14327] ?

Explains the ratings

NFPA Chemical Hazard Ratings [35170] ?

Listings of common chemicals and their NFPA ratings

NFPA Label Information Chemical Database [14326] ?

Access tables of chemicals to determine the NFPA symbol code for each chemical listed

Chemicals » Databases
Online access to an extensive number of databases on chemicals

ATSDR Toxicological Profile Information Sheets [920] ?

Profiles for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites

Australia Public Chemical Assessment Reports [244] ?

Assessments of more than 1,000 chemicals by Australia's NOHSC

Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database [5070] ?

Database on chemicals related to biocatalysis and biodegradation

ChemBank [27485] ?

Collection of data about small molecules and resources for studying their properties, especially effects on biology

ChemExper Chemical Directory [14325] ?

Find a chemical by its molecular formula, IUPAC name, common name, CAS number, catalog number, subst

Chemical and Drug Information [13550] ?

Database of thousands of chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information

Chemical Hazard Data & Environmental Data [117] ?

Look up a CAS number, caution statement, or fire diamond for workplace chemicals

Chemical Safety Databases [23330] ?

A series of NIOSH chemical databases

ChemIDplus Fact Sheet [14559] ?

Access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances

CHEMM - Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management [9764] ?

Chemical identification, patient care guidelines, etc

ChemSpider Database [28853] ?

Search engine for full text chemistry literature on the internet

ChemSpider SyntheticPages [27487] ?

An interactive database of synthetic chemistr

DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology) [9252] ?

Database on biological, chemical, and physical agents that may cause birth defects

Emergency Response Safety and Health Database [34747] ?

Information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents - emergency response guidance

eMolecules [28377] ?

Access to millions of public domain chemical structures and information about them

EPA Antimicrobial Chemical/Registration Number Indexes [17259] ?

Lists A through M are EPA’s registered antimicrobial products

EPA CAMEO Chemicals [25902] ?

Database of thousands of hazardous materials

ERICards [16165] ?

Emergency response instructions for drivers of Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road in Europe

European Chemicals [27490] ?

Information on chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe

HESIS Fact Sheets [4184] ?

State of California Hazard Evaluation and Information Service fact sheets about chemical hazards

HESIS Hazard Alerts [4185] ?

State of California Hazard Evaluation and Information Service alerts about new chemical hazards

HIV/AIDS [9250] ?

Information on AIDS drugs and more

HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) [9255] ?

Database of the toxicity and biomedical effects of chemicals

International Chemical Safety Cards [2558] ?

Database with alphabetical listing of hazardous chemicals with safety card information

IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) [9249] ?

Database contains chemical-specific EPA health risk and regulatory information on toxic chemicals

IUPAC Color Books [27481] ?

Gold, blue, green, purple, orange, white and red books - nomenclature

IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database [27486] ?

A database containing solubilities originally published in the IUPAC

NIST Atomic Spectra Database [12630] ?

Spectroscopic data may be selected and displayed according to wavelengths or energy levels

NIST Bookmark and Share Physical Reference Data [12636] ?

Online data organized by element

NIST Ceramics WebBook [12628] ?

Database provides information on properties and characteristics of advanced ceramic materials

NIST Chemistry WebBook [12627] ?

Database provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST

NIST Online Databases [12635] ?

Provides access to NIST scientific and technical data that are available over the internet

NIST Scientific and Technical Databases [12633] ?

Databases cover a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines

NIST Thermodynamics of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions Database [12629] ?

Contains thermodynamic data on enzyme-catalyzed reactions

OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database [31344] ?

This database compiles information from several government agencies and organizations

PDB: Protein Data Bank [12640] ?

An international repository for macromolecular structure data

Pesticide Residue Limits on Food [12302] ?

Database of pesticide tolerance limits

PubChem [27488] ?

Information on the biological activities of small molecules

RADEN Data Bank [27479] ?

Data bank on RADiative and ENergy parameters for diatomic molecule

Reciprical Net [27480] ?

A distributed database used by research crystallographers to store information about molecular structures

Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets [6626] ?

Fact Sheets are prepared for substances on the New Jersey Right to Know Hazardous Substance List

Solvent Substitution for Surface Cleaning [1040] ?

Find products based on safety and environmental criteria

TOXLINE Fact Sheet [16961] ?

Bibliographic info on the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological & toxicology of chemicals

TOXNET [4317] ?

Access to TOXNET: databases of toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas

TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) [9251] ?

Database of annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment

WebReactions - Organic Reaction Retrieval System [27482] ?

The retrieval of reactions from a large database in which reactions are indexed by the bond changes which occur

Chemicals » Health Hazards
Technical resources related to health hazards and chemicals

ATSDR Public Health Statements [3] ?

Effects to human health from exposure to a toxic substance as listed by ATSDR

ATSDR ToxFAQs - Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets [2] ?

Answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances

Chemical Poisoning [7946] ?

Health Effects from Harmful Chemicals

Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards [6226] ?

Lists all of the NIOSH Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards

Chemicals » Lead
Information and resources on lead and lead poisoning

Laboratories Approved for Blood Lead Analysis [4255] ?

Source to locate laboratories that have met OSHA's blood lead analysis requirements

Lead in Consumer Products [7941] ?

Lead testing, lead in toys, lead in candy and more

Lead Paint Facts [17] ?

Information on lead and lead poisoning

Chemicals » Lists
Lists of chemicals subject to environmental and safety regulations

Australia - List of Designated Hazardous Substances [6620] ?

Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment

CA-California Air Toxics [7953] ?

List of substances that pose chronic or acute threats to public health when present in the air

CA-California Proposition 65 Current Chemical List [14051] ?

List of chemicals regulated by the state of California via Prop 65

CA-California Toxic Air Contaminants (Assembly Bill 1807) [7954] ?

Identification of toxic air contaminants not addressed by national ambient air-pollution programs

CA-California: List of Hazardous Substances [7952] ?

CAL/OSHA list of hazardous substances

CAA - Clean Air Act: Hazardous Air Pollutants [7948] ?

CAA's list of hazardous air pollutants with national emission standards

Cal/OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) [7955] ?

The list of chemicals and their PELs

Completed Exposure Pathways (CEP) List [129] ?

Listing of hazardous chemicals most commonly found at hazardous wastes sites in the USA

EPA - Listed Wastes [pdf] [7950] ?

These lists are organized into three categories: F-list, K-list, P-list and U-list

List of Lists Database [32628] ?

EPA's Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to EPCRA and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act

Lists of Inert Pesticide Ingredients [10442] ?

Database of inert ingredients found in pesticides registered by the EPA

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database [7947] ?

PELs, carcinogens, IDLH, skin designations

OSHA Regulated Substances Medical Tests [26947] ?

Specific medical tests or examinations for OSHA-regulated substances

Search Multiple NIH Chemical Databases [11202] ?

Search engine for HSDB, IRIS, ITER, CCRIS & Gene-Tox

TRI - Toxic Release Inventory: Chemicals [7951] ?

TRI's list of reportable environmental releases

US DOE Protective Action Criteria (PAC) [36622] ?

AEGLs, ERPGs, and TEELS for the US Dept of Energy

Chemicals » MSDS
Databases of Material Safety Data Sheets

Flinn MSDS [27532] ?

Over 1300 MSDS written specifically for science instructors teaching at middle school, high school or community college

Manufacturer MSDS [66] ?

Links to manufacturer Material Safety Data Sheets

MSDS by Manufacturer Name [29758] ?

A database of MSDS

MSDS Search [6187] ?

Information, databases and reference materials related to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

MSDS Search [35176] ?

MSDS database

MSDS Site Search [29892] ?

A portal for finding MSDS

PSDS for Infectious Agents [5022] ?

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS) describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and recommendations for work

Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets [2316] ?

Material safety data sheets on industrial and agricultural chemicals - alphabetical list

Chemicals » Pesticides
Information on controlling the hazards of pesticides

AK-Alaska Pesticide Regulations [16583] ?

Text of the regulations

CA-Calfornia Pesticide Databases [3986] ?

Access to California EPA Dept of Pesticide Regulation databases

Effects of Pesticides on the Human Body [1889] ?

Signs and symptoms of acute exposure for several active ingredients

EPA Pesticide Food and Feed Commodity Vocabulary [24277] ?

Enter a crop name to retrieve the EPA preferred term

EPA Pesticide Product Databases [17427] ?

Pesticide chemical ingredients, product label, company information, registered and cancelled pesticides, etc

EPA Pesticide Tolerances [24276] ?

EPA requirements on the amount of pesticides that may remain in or on food

Lawn Care Without Pesticides [3845] ?

How to reduce or eliminate the need for lawn pesticides

Pesticide Company Information Database Query [16575] ?

Information on pesticide companies

Pesticide Data Index [14287] ?

Pesticide data, which includes more than 68,000 volumes of data containing more than 190,000 studies

Pesticide Data Submitters List (PDSL) [13] ?

All pesticides sold or distributed in the United States must be registered by EPA

Pesticide Ingredients [5048] ?

Information about specific ingredients

Pesticide Manufacturer, Formulator, Producer, and Registrant Company Information [14933] ?

Toll free numbers, addresses, website links to pesticide manufacturers

Pesticide Products Databases [10440] ?

Contains information concerning all pesticide products registered in the United States

Chemicals » Reproductive
Technical resources related to chemicals and reproductive health

LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database [12111] ?

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity [7957] ?

The toxic effects of a substance on the reproductive ability of an organism and the development of its offspring

Chemicals » Safety Guides
Chemical safety guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, workplace guides

Australia - National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme [1087] ?

Assessments of more than 1,000 chemicals

CHEMM - Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management [9257] ?

For first responders and healthcare providers

International Chemical Safety Cards [543] ?

Download international safety card information in multiple languages

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards [2815] ?

Full text of the NPG - information on 677 chemicals or substance groupings

North American Emergency Response Guide [10027] ?

Online transportation incident emergency response guide for dangerous goods in US, Canada, Mexico

Chemicals » Storage
Guidelines for proper storage of chemicals, compatibility charts, etc.

Chemical Compatability Concerns in Storage [3138] ?

Chart provides examples of chemicals that are incompatible

Chemical Compatibility Chart [3828] ?

Listed by chemical name

Chemical Compatibility Database [11905] ?

Ratings of chemical behavior listed in this chart apply at a 48-hr exposure period

Corrosion and Chemical Resistance [pdf] [562] ?

Chart lists the compatibility of materials with many common workplace chemicals

Incompatible Chemicals [2237] ?

List of chemicals with examples

Chemicals » TLV
PEL, TLV and STEL exposure limits for air contaminants, MRL, IDLH values, etc.

1988 OSHA PEL Project Documentation: Chemical Listing [9765] ?

Database derived from OSHA comments from the June 19, 1988 Final Rule on Air Contaminants Project

ATSDR Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) [1018] ?

List of chemicals and their Minimum Risk Levels as determined by ATSDR

Australia - Hazardous Substances Information System [5049] ?

TWA/STEL for hazardous chemicals

Documentation for IDLH Values [487] ?

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLHs)

DOE Protective Action Criteria (PAC) Values [23002] ?

PAC values in the searchable database and tables

ERPGs [26345] ?

Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs) - brief summaries and estimates of tolerable-effect thresholds

Exposure Limits for Air Contaminants [527] ?

Listing of PELs, TLVs and STELs exposure limits for air contaminants - plus, definitions

MN-Minnesota: OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits [pdf] [15503] ?

In 1989, federal OSHA revised its PELs under 1910.1000, which Minnesota OSHA adopted

New Chemical Exposure Limits (NCELs) [6437] ?

NCEL concentrations established by EPA

NIOSH Pocket Guide Appendices [2080] ?

Full text of Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G to NIOSH Pocket Guide

OSHA: Chemical Sampling Information [9531] ?

OSHA TLVs on chemical substances that may be encountered during industrial hygiene investigations

TEEL Values including AEGLs and ERPGs [10420] ?

Searchable Database: AEGLs, ERPGs, and TEELs for Chemicals of Concern

Disasters » Hazmat
Hazardous waste and spill containment emergency response - hazmat teams

ERICards [16163] ?

CEFIC Emergency Response Intervention Cards database

Environment » Databases
Over 40 EPA environmental databases

EPA Substance Registry System [26950] ?

Information on substances and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations

Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants [10445] ?

Effects on human health of substances defined as hazardous by the 1990 amendments of CAA

Scientific Databases [26948] ?

A series of databases

Environment » Fracking
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking

CA-California Fracking Law [40595] ?

Legal issues related to hydraulic fracturing in the State of California

Demystifying Fracking for Insurers [40614] ?

How insurers can tap into this next phase of U.S. energy growth

Examining the Link Between Fracking, Earthquakes [40607] ?

The link between some part of the hydraulic fracturing process and earthquakes is becoming more than anecdotal

FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry [40593] ?

Search for nearby well sites that have been hydraulically fractured to see what chemicals were used in the process

Fracking - Emerging Issues [pdf] [40617] ?

Emerging issues in insurance for fracking and application of the EPLE endorsement

Fracking - Homeowners Insurance [40613] ?

What – if any – coverage does homeowners insurance offer that would cover fracking claims?

Fracking - Insurance Issues [pdf] [40603] ?

An overview of the technical and geographical issues related to shale oil and gas reserves and the fracking process

Fracking - State Regulations [40598] ?

States have regulated hydraulic fracturing since its introduction

Fracking and Homeowners Insurance [40610] ?

Home insurance likely won't cover fracking-related damage to your house

Fracking and Insurance Coverage [40604] ?

Insurance companies have had to adapt insurance policies

Fracking and Insurance Risk [40609] ?

Risks and risk allocation in high-volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas

Fracking Insurance Claims [40605] ?

Coverage Issues From Fracking Claims

Fracking News - Insurance Industry [40596] ?

News stories related to fracking of interest to the insurance industry

Fracking-Related Damages Not Covered [40612] ?

Fracking is deemed an exclusion in homeowners insurance policies

FracMapper [40597] ?

Maps of impacts from oil and gas pipeline incidents, US shale viewer, map of those claiming harm from fracking, etc

FracTracker [40599] ?

Provide maps, data and analyses to communicate impacts of the global oil and gas industry

Hydraulic Fracking - A Policymaker's Guide [pdf] [40600] ?

For state policy makers

Hydraulic Fracturing - Policy Issues [40616] ?

American Petroleum Institute papers

Injection-Induced Earthquakes [40608] ?

USGS reports on the subject

Insurance Coverage for Fracking Claims [40618] ?

Consider the following best practices for companies involved in fracking projects facing alleged liabilities

Insurance Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing [pdf] [40615] ?

Insurance coverage options

Man-Made Earthquakes [40606] ?

Scientists see increase in seismicity coinciding with injection of wastewater in deep disposal wells at some locations

Mortgage Problems from Fracking [40611] ?

A Gas Lease Can Prevent You From Selling Your Property

US EPA - Hydraulic Fracturing [40594] ?

Results of EPA studies

Environment » Radiation
Radioactive waste management and environmental concerns

IAEA Publications [3471] ?

Scientific, technical and regulatory information resources related to nuclear energy

Environment » RMP
EPA requirements for Risk Management Plan (RMP)

EPA Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) [10233] ?

The texts of final rules on this subject

Environment » Toxicology
Technical resources related to toxicology

Cal/Ecotox Database [813] ?

Exposure factor and toxicity information for 62 California mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians

Environment » TRI
EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) forms, reports, data

TRI - Industry [15681] ?

Determining if Your Facility's Six-Digit Primary NAICS Code is Covered by the TRI Program

Industrial Hygiene » Hazard Communications
Full text of hazard communication programs and resources

Canada: WHMIS [5967] ?

Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Industrial Hygiene » Indoor Air
IAQ guides, checklists, fact sheets, sick building syndrome & more

Greenguard Registry of Healthy Indoor Materials [9689] ?

Database of products shown to be low emitters of pollutants

Industrial Hygiene » Labs
Chemical Hygiene Plans, standard operating procedures, lab safety programs, etc.

Laboratory Safety Manual [18837] ?

Laboratory safety manual in use at a major university

Industrial Hygiene » Radiation
Radiation control programs, technical manuals, tutorials and more

Star Codes [3269] ?

Stopping-Power and Range Tables for Electrons, Protons & Helium Ions

Industrial Hygiene » Respirators
Respirator fit, full text of respiratory programs, etc.

NIOSH Certified Equipment List [15603] ?

A database of all certified respirators and coal mine dust personal sampler units

Industrial Hygiene » Sampling
Technical guides on industrial hygiene air & noise sampling, monitoring, etc

Guide to HSE Air Sampling Standards [6122] ?

Guide to HSE (Health and Safety Executive) UK Air Sampling Standards

International » Chemicals
International chemical safety information

CEFIC Ericard Database [16164] ?

CEFIC Emergency Response Intervention Cards database

European Chemicals Agency [30577] ?

EU chemicals regulations implementation

OECD Directories and Databases for Chemicals and Biosafety [25575] ?

OECD chemical safety databases

Legal » Search
Search the internet for case law and more

Find a Lawyer [11041] ?

Extensive database of lawyers in the USA

Medicine » First Aid
Full text of first aid manuals and handouts

Pesticide Poisoning Handbook [23301] ?

Covers thousands of pesticide products

Medicine » Occupational Medicine
Large number of reference materials on occupational medicine

Haz-Map [14101] ?

Relational Database of 48 Diseases Caused by Workplace Chemical and Biological Agents

Specific Medical Tests for OSHA Regulated Substances [12953] ?

Database lists the specific medical tests published in the literature for OSHA regulated substances

OSHA » Chemicals
OSHA technical resources on chemicals used in the workplace

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database [11930] ?

Physical properties, exposure guidelines, NIOSH pocket guide, DOT emergency response guide

OSHA » Medical
OSHA technical resources related to medicine

OSHA Occupational Database [4875] ?

Health guidelines for hundreds of chemicals

OSHA » Sampling
OSHA sampling techniques, guidelines, and resources

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program [1764] ?

Lists of laboratories currently recognized by OSHA as nationally recognized testing labs

OSHA Chemical Sampling [915] ?

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database

Reference » Dictionaries
Glossaries and dictionaries (all in English)

Glossary of Applied Terminology for the Pharmaceutical Industry [36098] ?

A compilation of abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology

Safety » Arts
Health and safety for art classes, theaters, schools, and entertainment industry

ACMI Certified Product List [36034] ?

A database of the Art & Creative Materials Institute's approved products

Safety » PPE-Gloves
Glove selection guides

Chemical Guide for Gloves & Suits [14337] ?

For each chemical, chart provides NFPA classifications, DOT class, plus glove/suit breakthrough time

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