Special Resources » Handouts: Handbooks


Online access to the full text of handbooks for employees and staff. The majority are currently in use by universities, state governments, etc.


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.
Disasters » Health Services
Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities

Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice [3870] ?

For primary care physicians

Fleet » Hazmat
DOT hazardous materials regulations, guides & reference materials

North American Emergency Response Guidebook [3574] ?

Full version of the guidebook

Fleet » Manuals
Full text of reference manuals for fleet program operations

CA-California Commercial Driver Handbook [6163] ?

Califonia's handbooks for commercial drivers

Fleet » Motorcycles
Materials and fact sheets related to motorcycles and motorcycle safety

Motorcycle Handbook [6617] ?

California's handbook for motorcycle drivers

Fleet » Trailers
Trailer conspicuity and other requirements

The Right Way to Tow a Trailer [6162] ?

Brush up on the basics

General Business » Best Practices
Handbooks on more than 2,000 Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP). Benchmarking.

Best Manufacturing Practices Database [2732] ?

Database of Best Practices submitted by industries

General Business » Pensions
Pension plan guides for employers, plan participants and others

IRS Forms and Publications on Retirement Plans [5102] ?

Basic pension plan guidance for employers, plan participants and others

Health » Medical Center Mgt
Handbooks for medical staff and patients, departmental resources

Patient Handbook [3873] ?

Patient handbook in use by the NIH's Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center

Human Resources » Discrimination
Fact sheets on discrimination - sex, race, age, disabilities, etc.

Stopping Sexual Harassment [2886] ?

Guidebook for employees on how to control sexual harassment in the workplace

Human Resources » Handbooks
Full text of employee handbooks

Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Manual [2546] ?

Full text of a personnel manual used by the US Dept of Defense for civilian employees

Handbooks and Procedure Manuals [9046] ?

Full text of a series of handbooks, policy & procedure manuals for faculty and students

Middlebury College Handbook [9594] ?

Full text of the college's handbook currently in use

Human Resources » HR Departments
Home pages to government and university departments of human resources

PA-Carnegie Mellon Human Resources [8312] ?

Home page of the human resources department

Human Resources » Leave
FMLA, leave policies and forms

FMLA Compliance Guide [1832] ?

Assistance with compliance to the Family and Medical Leave Act

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

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners & Facility Managers [605] ?

Full text of the a guide on indoor air quality designed for property management professionals

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

Medical Center Radiation Safety Policies [3061] ?

For a New York university health science complex

User Guides [4292] ?

Full text of a large number of user guides for workers using equipment that deal with radiation

Industrial Hygiene » Tuberculosis
OSHA and CDC guidelines for control of tuberculosis

Protect Yourself Against Tuberculosis [456] ?

NIOSH respiratory protection guide for health care workers exposed to tuberculosis

Medicine » Infection Control
Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Infection Control State of the Art Reports [11504] ?

A series of educational brochures for health care workers

Regulations » ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) case law, regulations, reference materials

Disability Etiquette Handbook [4093] ?

Employer handbook provides guidance on employment of the disabled

Regulations » CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for product safety

CPSC Recall Handbook [pdf] [158] ?

CPSC product safety requirements for industry

Safety » Agriculture
Large number of agriculture safety bulletins, including dust hazards and control

Farm Safety Program Materials [9459] ?

Safety training topics for establishing agricultural safety training programs

Safety » Construction
Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Job Site Safety Handbook [pdf] [3547] ?

Handbook of minimum safe work practices and rules for general construction

Safety » Foodborne Illness
Guidelines on preventing foodborne illness

Factors Affecting the Growth of Microorganisms in Foods [1127] ?

Factors affecting growth of pathogens in foods

Safety » Playgrounds
Playground safety information

Recreational & Sports Safety Publications [2048] ?

CPSC documents, handbooks, checklists, etc. on playground and sports safety

Safety Mgt » Safety Programs
Full text of over 30 workplace safety and health programs & manuals

Environmental Health & Safety Manuals [2314] ?

A series of EHS manuals - radiation, biosafety, laser safety



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