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Jul 01, 2012
Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-126/

This INFOSHEET provides information to employers on practices to help keep workers safe when working with cleaning chemicals, including green cleaning products.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2011
Janitorial Products: Pollution Prevention Project

http://wsppn.org/studies/janitorial/

This Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project, provides factsheets, tools and other information pertinent to safe use of cleaning products.

Source: WSPPN

Feb 01, 2011
Cleaning Products and Work-Related Asthma (PDF)

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohsep/Documents/WRA-CleaningProd.pdf

This fact sheet, provided by California Department of Public Health, addresses how cleaning products can cause or trigger work-related asthma.

Source: CDPH

Feb 01, 2010
Disinfectants and Asthma: Part II (Spring 2009)

http://www.oem.msu.edu/userfiles/file/News/v20n2.pdf

n response to readers’ questions about whether other types of disinfectants can also cause asthma, particularly those used in health care settings, this issue of PS News presents information about additional disinfectants.

Source: MSU

Jan 01, 2009
Asthma and Cleaning Products: What Workers Need to Know

http://nj.gov/health/eoh/survweb/wra/documents/wra_cleaning_products.pdf

You might not expect it, but cleaning products used at work can cause asthma or make your existing asthma worse. Workers who use cleaners regularly can get asthma.

Source: NJ Dept. Health and Senior Services

Dec 01, 2005
OR-OSHA Hazard Alert - Carbon monoxide poisoning from an internal combustion engine (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-04.pdf

This information applies to any device that produces carbon monoxide. Examples are heaters, generators, sprayers, pressure washers, drywall equipment, forklifts, and anything else with an internal combustion engine or that burns a petroleum fuel, gas, wood or coal.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Aug 01, 2005
Removing Graffiti Safely

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohsep/Documents/graffiti.pdf

This is a booklet for workers who use chemicals to remove graffiti. A school custodian developed occupational asthma from using cleaning products to remove graffitti.

Source: CDPH

Jul 01, 2003
Household Products Database

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/

What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Do these household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family?

Source: NLM

Jan 01, 2003
Oregon Poison Center

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/outreach/oregon-poison-center/?WT_rank=1

A 24-hour poison emergency information resource for health care professionals and the public throughout the state of Oregon. For a Poison Emergency, call 1-800-222-1222

Source: OHSU