Key References and Other Resources

  • Bretherick, L., Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, 8th ed., Elsevier, 2017. Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards is a well-established source of information on chemical safety, often known by its author’s name, and often cited in the chemical and chemical engineering literature.
  • Compressed Gas Association, Inc., Handbook of Compressed Gases, 3rd edition, 1990, 507 pp., VanNostrand Co., N.Y. The focus of this book concerns the properties and the accepted means of transportation, storage, and handling of compressed gases.
  • Lewis, RJ. Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials. Wiley Interscience, Hoboken, NJ. (latest edition) Since its inception in the early 1950's, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials has become the primary source for those who need to evaluate the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. Sax's is the only reference that combines data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information for over 28,000 substances.
  • National Research Council’s “Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards.” One of the more comprehensive references on chemical and laboratory safety. It has since been updated and expanded since 1981.
  • Cameo Chemicals- CAMEO Chemicals is a database of hazardous chemical datasheets that emergency responders and planners can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards—such as explosions or toxic fumes.
  • The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG helps users recognize and control workplace chemical hazards.
  • Dow Lab Safety Academy-The Dow Lab Safety Academy was developed to enhance the awareness of safe practices in academic research laboratories and to promote a safety-first mindset in the future workforce of the chemical industry.

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