Occupational Health and Safety

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jul 26, 2018
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) establish performance and design standards for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards and toxic industrial chemicals. This is the most recent document (July 2018).

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
CCOHS Radiation – Quantities and Units of Ionizing Radiation


This site provides definitions and examples of ionizing radiation, units of measurement and limits of exposure for radiation.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 24, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Ionizing Radiation


This page provides a starting point for technical and regulatory information regarding the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards associated with ionizing radiation.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2016
Department of Labor Site Exposure Matrices Website


The Department of Labor (DOL) Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) Website is a repository of information gathered from a variety of sources regarding toxic substances present at Department of Energy (DOE) and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) facilities

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2005
X-Ray Machine Safety for the Medical Industry Fact Sheet


As an employer, you must develop and implement procedures to monitor employee radiation exposure that are specific for your facility.

Source: TDI