Resources

Our Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals makes no warranty implied or expressed to the accuracy, completeness, or relevance of any information provided in the sites shown below. These links are provided for informational purposes only.

ASSP Links

www.assp.org
ASSP is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. For more than 100 years, we have provided education, standards development, advocacy and a professional community to support the advancement of our members and the profession as a whole. Our members are dedicated to creating safe work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Sound safety practices are both socially responsible and good business, leading to increased productivity, a better reputation and higher employee satisfaction.

Governmental Entities

www.osha.gov
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration site provides full text of construction and general industry regulations. Their e-tools section is particularly well-regarded by working safety professionals.

www.epa.gov
The Environmental Protection Agency’s site has full text of air, water, and ground contamination legislation with a “key topics” list to assist in finding what you seek.

www.msha.gov
The Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration site provides full text of mine safety requirements—many of which affect industries that use mineral products. A list of special initiatives in included to help anticipate enforcement priorities.

www.dot.gov
The Department of Transportation’s site provides the “TransStats” database, and a “quick-answers” link to transportation-related questions.

www.nhtsa.gov
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site offers vehicle information and highway safety statistics.

www.cdc.gov
The Centers for Disease Control site offers current information of bioterror threats and epidemiology information.

www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html
Is a subset of the CDC site, but is specific to occupational health and safety topics.

www.vpppa.org
The Voluntary Programs Participants Association is for companies interested in participating in OSHA’s programs. This site provides all needed information with a multitude of background on the program and participants.

www.mms.gov
The Minerals Management Service’s site provides everything from offshore information to a kids page.

State of Maine Government Offices

http://www.maine.gov/labor/bls/     Maine Dept. of Labor – Bureau of Labor Standards

The Bureau of Labor Standards helps workers and businesses make their worksites safer; upholds standards for minimum wages, child labor and other practices; and gathers information on the rapidly changing world of work in Maine today—and in the future.

http://www.safetyworksmaine.gov/index.shtml       Maine DOL BLS SafetyWorks

SafetyWorks! has developed several resources to help prepare Maine workplaces for the new Globally Harmonized System standard. SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs. Our services are free and confidential and we don’t issue fines or citations.

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/        Maine Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Housed within Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services.

http://www.maine.gov/mema/        Maine Emergency Management Agency

Agency coordinates the State of Maine’s programs of emergency preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and homeland security.

http://www.maine.gov/dep/       Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection

Maine DEP administers federal and state programs for the protection of the environment in water, air, land, waste management and hazardous materials.

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety/       Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Recreational safety education.

http://maine.gov/mdot/       Maine Dept. of Transportation

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is a cabinet-level state agency with primary responsibility for statewide transportation by all modes of travel. Our mission is to responsibly provide our customers the safest and most reliable transportation system possible, given available resources.

Safety & Health Related Organizations in or serving Maine

http://www.asis-maine.org/       Maine Chapter ASIS Int’l.

A state chapter of the international association for professionals in security and enterprise security risk management.

https://meaohn.nursingnetwork.com/     Maine Association of Occupational Health Nurses

MEAOHN is committed to the development of Occupational Health Nurses offering continuing education, mentoring, networking and leadership development. The Maine Association of Occupational Health Nurses Association is the leading authority on health, wellness, safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations.

https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/LocalSections/DownEast/Pages/default.aspx       Down East AIHA

The Down East local section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association consists of members from the states of Maine and New Hampshire.

http://neachmm.org/index.php  New England Chapter, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers

NEACHMM facilitates exam review courses, site tours, technical meetings and social/networking events for those in the hazmat, environmental and related health and safety fields.

http://nscnne.org/      National Safety Council in ME, NH & VT

Maine Safety Council for information on courses, safety conferences, and an additional resources list.

https://maineindoorair.org/     Maine Indoor Air Quality Council

An interdisciplinary, non-profit, non-partisan collaborative of professionals of all types, established to create healthy, productive, and environmentally sustainable indoor environments through education, communications, and advocacy.

http://mlgh.org/wp/       Maine Labor Group on Health

Offers affordable workplace health and safety training and advocates for an informed empowered Maine workforce.

https://www.mainepublichealth.org/       Maine Public Health Association

As a statewide association, we advocate, act and advise on critical public health challenges, assuring that all Maine residents have the opportunity to lead healthy lives, regardless of their income or where they live.

Non-Governmental Standards

www.ansi.org
The American National Standards Institute is a membership/subscription based organization that is the repository for most consensus and non-regulatory standards in the U.S. Access to standards is by added cost to users.

www.asme.org
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers publishes numerous codes and standards for a wide variety of equipment. They are commonly known for their boiler and pressure vessel standards. Their publications are sold via this website.

www.astm.org
This organization, formerly known as the American Society of Testing and Materials, is now called “ASTM-International.” They provide standards and technical publications on a cash basis via this website.

www.aws.org
The American Welding Society has numerous articles on welding at this website. Their publications include “best practice” manuals and code-and-standard information.

www.nfpa.org
The National Fire Protection Association publishes standards for buildings, storage areas, sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, and much more, including the ubiquitous “Life Safety Code.” NFPA’s materials are sold via this site.

General Safety Related Information

www.safetyonline.com
This pay-for-use site has good feedback from those who have tried it. A wide variety of ready-to-modify procedures and safety plans are provided that members can take without copyright infringement. Training materials, power-point presentations, and ready-to-use forms are also provided to members.

www.safetyinfo.com
This site bills itself as “America’s largest online safety library” with over 5,000 printable pages available to paid users. Interviewees who tried the site are pleased with the value.

www.rmlibrary.com
This site specializes in risk-management tools for subscribers. It has been favorably reviewed by users.

www.safteng.net
This site bills itself as the “Free Safety Site” on the net. The contents are useful, and are free for download. The site is run by Mr. Bryan Haywood, who takes great pride in the contents and publications available there.

Specialty Sites

www.abc.org
The site of the American Building Contractors has information on construction and construction safety.

www.geaps.com
The Grain Elevator And Processing Society has information on grain elevator safety and dust explosions.

www.labsafety.com
The Lab Safety Supply company’s site has some background information on laboratory safety and industrial hygiene including some training materials.

www.safekids.org
This site has child safety information and resources including a “media center” and special kits for schools.

www.hazard.com/msds
This site has up-to-date MSDS information on a wide variety of materials.

www.ergoweb.com
Specializing in ergonomics, this site offers software, training, and consulting services. Users who have tried the service are satisfied with their offerings.

www.skcinc.com/skc.html
The SKC company manufactures and sells industrial hygiene equipment. Their site includes lots of background information on IH that can be downloaded free.

www.craneaccidents.com
This site specializes in crane accident information and photos. Don’t miss this one if your company uses cranes! This is one of the most-mentioned sites among surveyed safety professionals.