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NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-149
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Xylene
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-168 (1975)
Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to Xylene over a working lifetime.

Occupational Health Guideline for Xylene [PDF - 256 KB]

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Xylene

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry - ToxFAQs: Xylenes

Toxicological Profile for Xylene (ATSDR)

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Xylene (OSHA)

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Xylene

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Xylene

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Xylene

EPA (Air Toxics): Xylenes

EPA Technical Fact Sheet (Ground and Drinking Water): Xylenes

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA): Xylene

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Xylenes

NLM (Haz-Map): Xylene

NLM (Household Products Database): Xylene

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS): Xylene

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 190): Xylenes

IPCS (Poisons Information Monograph 565): Xylene