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Emergency Response Resources: Storm/Flood and Hurricane Response

Recommendations for relief workers and emergency responders in hurricane disaster and recovery areas. Resources include assessment tools and guidelines for air quality, carbon monoxide, cleanup hazards, confined spaces, disaster site management, electrical hazards, falls, fire, hazardous materials, health care workers, heat stress, identifying and handling human remains, motor vehicles and machine safety, musculoskeletal hazards, protective equipment and clothing, stress, tree removal/chain saws, West Nile Virus, and more. Read More

Avoiding Moisture Problems

A two-page paper to increase awareness among weatherization practitioners about the potential for moisture problems and how to avoid them. Read More

Safety and Health Policy and Procedure Manual

College/university safety manual: 30 examples of safety manuals for college personnel. Read More

What Is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that gives detailed information about the nature of a chemical, such as physical and chemical properties, health, safety, fire, and environmental hazards of a chemical product. Hoja Inf. Sobre Sustancias Peligrosas http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/msds_espanol.pdf Read More

Diesel Exhaust

Diesel exhaust is a mixture of over 400 different fine particles, vapors, and toxic organic materials, that result when diesel fuel is burned. Over 40 chemicals in diesel exhaust are considered toxic air contaminants (TAC) by the State of California. Emisiones de Diesel http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/diesel_espanol.pdf Read More


Creosote is a mixture of chemicals used in a variety of products: coal tar creosote, wood creosote, coal tar, and coal tar pitch. It is produced by heating coal (coal tar creosote) or wood (wood creosote) to very high temperatures. In large quantities, creosote is highly toxic. Creosota en espanol http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/creosota_espanol.pdf Read More


Anthrax is an infectious bacterial disease. Anthrax can infect wild and domestic animals, such as cattle, pigs, and sheep. Anthrax can also infect humans when they are exposed to anthrax-infected animals. Ántrax en espanol http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sheets/anthrax_espanol.pdf Read More

Asbestos Containing Materials

This list does not include every product/material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may contain asbestos. Read More

Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health

The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health was developed and is maintained by CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) with support from grants CCU317202 and 1 U54 OH008307 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). eLCOSH is intended to provide accurate, user-friendly information about safety and health for construction workers from a wide range of sources worldwide. Read More

Facts at Your Fingertips: Health and Safety

AFSCME manual on worker safety and health laws, regulations, issues, and compliance. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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