17 August 2007 22:24 [Source: ICIS news]
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Principally the work of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the site provides general public access to detailed information about each chemical’s physical properties, exposure guidelines and emergency response procedures.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) also contributed data resources to the project, a spokeswoman for OSHA said.
Although not entirely new, the data resources previously were divided among multiple sources. Parts of the data were earlier available as part of a hazardous materials handling software programme that was distributed to interested parties.
With the data now on-line, the spokeswoman said it will be more widely available, and OSHA and its partnering agencies will be able to update the information more frequently.
The Occupational Chemical Database can be obtained at a special OSHA Web site.
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