Purdue University Selected Safety Information Sources


  
Books concerned with safety in the chemical laboratory are listed
in THOR under a variety of subject headings, such as: 
  
BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES--SAFETY MEASURES 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 
CARCINOGENESIS 
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS 
CHEMICAL LABORATORIES--SAFETY MEASURES 
POISONS 
FIRST AID IN ILLNESS AND INJURY 
TOXICOLOGY
  
Books of General Interest 
(Unless noted, these books are available on the Chemistry Library
Safety shelf.) 
  
American Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Safety.  
"Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories", 5th ed.,  
American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 1990. 73p. 
  
Furr, A. K. "CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety", 3rd ed.,  
CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 1990. 704p. 
  
Kaufmann, J. A. "Waste Disposal in Academic Institutions",  
Lewis Publishers: Chelsea, MI, 1990, 192 p. 
  
Manahan, S. E. "Toxicological Chemistry: a Guide to Toxic
Substances in Chemistry", Lewis Publishers: Chelsea, MI, 1993, 317 p. 
  
Mahn, W. J. "Academic Laboratory Chemical Hazards Guidebook",  
Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1991, 342 p. 
  
"Purdue Hazardous Materials Safety Manual",  
Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN, 1991. 62 p. 
  
Worobec, M. D.; Ordway, G. "Toxic Substances Controls: Guide",  
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.: Washington, DC., 1989 
  
Young, J. A. "Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory:  
A Practical Guide", Wiley: New York, 1987 350 p. 
  
Selective Compilations: 
  
Armour, M. A. "Hazardous Chemicals: Information and Disposal
Guide", University of Alberta: Alberta, Canada, 1987. 
  
Bretherick, L. "Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards", 4th ed.,  
Butterworth: Boston, 1990. 2005 p. 
  
Bretherick, L. "Hazards in the Chemical Laboratory", 4th ed.,  
Royal Society of Chemistry: London, 1986. 604 p. 
  
Lenga, R. E. "The Sigma Aldrich Library of Regulatory and Safety
Data", Sigma-Aldrich Corp.: Milwaukee, WI, 1993. 3 v. (4866 p.) 
  
Merck and Co. "The Merck Index" Merck and Co.: Rahway, NJ, 1989 
Chemistry Library Reserves 
  
National Fire Protection Association "Hazardous Chemicals Data",  
National Fire Protection Association: Boston, 1975. 310 p. 
  
Sax, N. I.; Lewis, R. J. "Dangerous Properties of Industrial
Materials" 7th ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1987. 1084 p. 
  
These authors have also published books containing information
specific to carcinogens. The books' format is similar to Dangerous
Properties of Industrial Materials: 
  
Lewis, R. J. "Carcinogenically Active Chemicals: A Reference
Guide", Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1991 
  
Sax, N. I. "Cancer Causing Chemicals", Van Nostrand Reinhold: 
New York, 1981 
  
Sittig, M. "Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals",  
Noyes: Park Ridge, NJ, 1981. 729 p. 
  
Weiss, G. "Hazardous Chemicals Data Book",  
Noyes: Park Ridge, NJ, 1980. 1188 p. 
  
Comprehensive Compilations 
  
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety  
"Registry of the Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances",  
US Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, updated quarterly, 
microfiche 
  
First Aid 
  
Braker, W.; Mossman, A. L.; Siegel, D.  
"Effects of Exposure to Toxic Gases: First Aid and Medical
Treatment", 2nd ed., Matheson: Lyndhurst, NJ 1977. 172 p. 
  
Kaye, S. "Handbook of Emergency Toxicology", 3rd ed.,  
Thomas: Springfield, IL, 1970. 514 p. 
  
Lefevre, M. J. "First Aid Manual for Chemical Accidents:  
For Use with Nonpharmaceutical Chemicals", Revised by S. A.
Conibear, Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York  1989. 261 p. 
  
Miscellaneous 
  
Barlow, S. M.; Sullivan, F. M. "Reproductive Hazards of Industrial 
Chemicals", Academic: New York, 1982. 610 p. 
  
Matheson Gas Products, Inc. "Guide to Safe Handling of Compressed
Gases", Matheson Gas Products: New York, 1983. 323 p. 
  
Seller, H. G.; Sigel, H.; "Handbook of Toxicity of Inorganic
Compounds", Dekker: New York, 1988. 1069 p. 
  
Journals Containing Laboratory Safety Information 
  
Chemical and Engineering News    
Letters on recent chemical accidents often appear in C&EN to assure 
rapid communication of potential hazards. 
  
CHEMTECH 
  
Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials Report 
A quarterly supplement to Sax and Lewis' book. Pharmacy Library
journal collection. 
  
Education in Chemistry 
  
Environmental Science and Technology 
  
Journal of Chemical Education 
A column titled "Safety Tips" appears as an irregular feature in
this journal. A collection of reprints from this column's predecessor, 
"Safety in the Chemical Laboratory" is also available in the
library. 
  
Laboratory Hazards Bulletin 
An indexing and abstracting journal published by the Royal Society
of Chemistry. Over 100 primary journals are scanned for articles on
chemical and biochemical hazards. 
  
Speaking of Safety: The Laboratory Safety Workshop Newsletter 
A newsletter published by Fisher Scientific. 
  
Chemical Abstracts 
Sections in biweekly Chemical Abstracts issues that may contain
safety related articles are: 
  
1. Pharmacology 
4. Toxicology 
50. Propellants and Explosives 
59. Pollution and Industrial Hygiene 
60. Waste Treatment and Disposal 
71. Nuclear Technology 
  
Safety related subject headings for searches in the six month and
five year cumulative General Subject Indexes are: 
  
Accidents 
Health hazard 
Combustibles 
Health physics 
Disease, occupational 
Injury 
Electric shock 
Nuclear reactors 
Explosion Safety 
Fire 
Safety devices 
Flammability 
Standards, legal and permissive 
  
Engineering Index. 
Available in the Engineering Library. An electronic version is
available under the INDEXES option on THOR as COMPENDEX. 
The index can be searched using substance names or using 
descriptors such as: 
  
ACCIDENT PREVENTION--LEGISLATION 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 
GASES--EXPLOSIONS 
  
CHEMICALS--ACCIDENT PREVENTION 
"    "--SAFE HANDLING 
"              "--HEALTH HAZARDS 
  
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 
"              "--MANAGEMENT 
"              "--SAFE HANDLING 
  
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES 
  
Materials Safety Data Sheets 
Contain physical, chemical and toxicological properties for
chemicals, as well as information on storage, handling 
and first aid.  
Shelved in loose-leaf notebooks in the Safety Shelves. 
  
OSHA CD-ROM 
Located in the HSSE Library, updated quarterly. Includes the full
text of regulations, documents and technical information issued by OSHA. 
                                                           
                                  William Running 4/94
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