Conform-Action Data Systems

Environment Health & Safety Links

Conforming to safety in the workplace

Occupation Safety & Health Administation, as part of the U.S. Department of Labor, has the primary responsibility of administrating the OSH Act. Part of the OSH Act is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through Workers Right to Know. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a national information system designed to protect Canadian workers by providing safety and health information about hazardous workplace materials.

TSCA Inventory
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is a list of substances that are accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
DSL Search
The Domestic Substance List (DSL) is a list composed of substances that are known by Environment Canada.
The U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) regulates the transport to provide Americans with a safe transportation system.
TDGR Home Page

ACT Regulations
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) web site has information about the laws for the transportation of dangerous goods.

This is a guide for the codes that you will find on the NFPA Diamond. Similarly there is also the HMIS system, which is used for identifying hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
This is a guide for the symbols that are used by WHMIS for identifying a hazardous product.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates development of standards by establishing consensus among qualified groups. One of these qualified groups developed a standard for Material Safety Data Sheets.
Canada Gazette
The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada since 1841. All the new laws are published here.

9th Report on Carcinogens 2000
The National Toxicology Program has completed the 9th report on Carcinogens 2000.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization.

Enter a chemical name, CAS Number,
molecular formula, or molecular weight

Chemfinder is a good tool to find information on a particular ingredient.
A list of Ingredients that are on the National Pollutants Release Inventory (NPRI).
Thomas Regional gives a site listing of Industrial Chemical companies by region. The home site of the Canadian Association of Chemical distributors.

This site is a great resource for MSDS information and finding Manufacturer's MSDSs on-line.

Periodic Table

Here is a link to the periodic table to get information about chemical elements.
Thomas Register is a great resource to find phone numbers in the United States. Canada 411 is a great resource to find phone numbers in Canada.