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.
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).
Radon and Public Health
Through our webpages, you can learn about radon. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about radon below.
Source: Oregon Public Health
WHO handbook on indoor radon - a public health perspective
The handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure.
Medline Plus: Radiation Exposure
Links from Medline to topics on radiation exposure including latest news, overviews, treatment, prevention/screening, specific conditions and more.
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.
Ionizing Radiation Home Page - World Health Organization
The Radiation and Environmental Health Program within the WHO’s Sustainable and Development and Healthy Environments Cluster, evaluates health risks and public health issues related to environmental and occupational radiation exposure.