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he NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

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* Chemical Names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and DOT Numbers
* NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs) 
* Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
* Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
* NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values
* (NIOSH IDLHs) (documentation for those values can be found elsewhere on this website)
* A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties
* Measurement methods
* Personal Protection and Sanitation Recommendations
* Respirator Recommendations
* Information on Health Hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and target organ information.

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he latest printed edition of the NIOSH Pocket Guide is dated February 2004 (green cover, NIOSH Publication No. 97-140, fourth printing with changes and updates) and contains information on 677 chemicals or substance groupings. Printed copies are available from NIOSH, the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

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Electronic versions of the NIOSH Pocket Guide are available on CD-ROM from these vendors:

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

250 Main Street, East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6
Telephone: (800) 668-4284 or (905) 570-8094
FAX: (905) 572-2206
E-mail: clientservices@ccohs.ca
(Available on CD-ROM)

145 London Road
Surrey KT2 6SR
United Kingdom
to order: http://www.healthandsafety-centre.net/

Industrial Hygiene Services, Inc.
11760 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Telephone: (314) 993-2236 or (800) 732-3015 FAX: (314) 993-3193
E-mail: ihsi@compuserve.com
(Available on CD-ROM and Diskette)

Micromedex, Inc.
6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 300
Englewood, CO 80111-4740
Telephone: (800) 525-9083 or (303) 486-6400
FAX: (303) 486-6464
E-mail: info@mdx.com
(Available on CD-ROM)

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
Telephone: (800) 553-6847 or (703) 605-6000
FAX: (703) 605-6900
E-mail: orders@ntis.gov
(Available on Diskette $141.00 (Plus $5.00 S&H))

Tecsa S.p.A.
Via Figino, 101
20016 Pero (Milano) ITALY
Telephone 39-2-33910-484
Fax: 39-2-33910-737
Contact: Mr. Luca Fiorentini
E-mail: tecsa@tecsaspa.com
(Available on CD-ROM)

To obtain printed copies of the NPG please order from one of the agencies listed below:

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
Telephone: (800) 553-6847 or (703) 605-6000
FAX: (703) 605-6900
E-mail: orders@ntis.gov
Order Number: PB 2003-100121 $25 plus shipping and handling

U.S. Superintendent of Documents
Government Printing Office (GPO)
Post Office Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
Telephone: (866) 512-1800 or (202) 512-1800
FAX: (202) 512-2250
E-mail: orders@gpo.gov
Order Number: 017-033-00496-0 $28 including shipping and handling


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