Environmental Hazards in Healthcare Facilities

Asbestos

Asbestos Exposure

Occupational Safety and Health U.S.A

Asbestos Management Program

University of Alberta (PDF file)

Asbestos Information Resources

WorkSafeBC

Asbestos Fibers

NIOSH/CDC (PDF file)

Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos (Draft)

WorkSafeBC 2012 (PDF file)

Asbestos

Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S.A.

Asbestos Fibres in Indoor and Outdoor Air - The situation in Québec

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (PDF file)

Asbestos.com

The Mesothelioma Center

Asbestos Floor Maintenance Guidelines

Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety

Ontario Asbestos Regulation

(PDF file)

A Guide to the Regulation Respecting Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations

Ontario (PDF file)

AIHA Accredited Laboratory Listings

http://www.aiha.org/Content/LQAP/accred/AccreditedLabs.htm

Hospital Committed Serious Asbestos Violations

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

Asbestos
"Asbestos" is the name of a group of similar minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Asbestos has long been suspected as a health threat to humans, because the fibers can be inhaled and are difficult to remove from the lungs. Although the use of asbestos and asbestos products has dramatically decreased, they are still found in many residential and commercial settings and continue to pose a health risk to workers and others.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asbestosis-Related Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years --- United States, 1968--2005

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 12, 2008 / 57(49);1321-1325
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Asbestos

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asbestos/

AVAILô M6 Maintenance Glovebag

Lab Safety Supply Inc.


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Carbon Monoxide

Background on Sources, Symptoms, Biomarkers and Treatment of Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Albert Donnay, MHS

Health Care Facilities - Laser Plumes - (contain carbon monoxide)

CCOHS

MODELING OF HELICOPTER EXHAUST AT EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Simona Besnea, P. Eng. , Glenn Schuyler, P. Eng. (PDF file)

Carbon Monoxide Exposures During Inhalation Anesthesia:
The Interaction Between Halogenated Anesthetic Agents and Carbon Dioxide Absorbents

ECRI Institute

Indoor Air Quality fact Sheet

The Ottawa Hospital (PDF file)
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Lead

GUIDELINE: LEAD ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Government of Ontario Guidelines (PDF file)

Lead

Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S.A. (html)

Health Effects of Lead Exposure

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/chem_profiles/lead/health_lead.html

LEAD EXPOSURE IN THE WORKPLACE A Physiciansí Guide

Manitoba Department of Labour Occupational Health Branch (PDF file)

Manitoba Department of Labour Occupational Health Branch

Manitoba Department of Labour Occupational Health Branch (PDF file)

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Lead

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/lead/

AIHA Accredited Laboratory Listings

http://www.aiha.org/Content/LQAP/accred/AccreditedLabs.htm


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Legionella

Legionellosis Resource Site (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)

CDC

Patient Facts: Learn More about Legionnaires' disease

CDC / National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (PDF file)

Prevention of Hospital-acquired Legionellosis

Yusen E. Lina, Janet E. Stoutb, and Victor L. Yub, - Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 2011,
24:350–356 (PDF file)

Legionellae Control in Health Care Facilities

http://www.hcinfo.com/ldbook.htm

Legionella.com - The Legionella Experts

http

Legionellosis

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


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Mercury

Hospital eTool - HealthCare Wide Hazards Module

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/mercury/mercury.html

Mercury (OSHA)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/mercury/index.html

Health Effects of Mercury

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (html)

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH GUIDELINE FOR MERCURY VAPOR (OSHA)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/mercuryvapor/recognition.html

AIHA Accredited Laboratory Listings

http://www.aiha.org/Content/LQAP/accred/AccreditedLabs.htm


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Mould

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology (PDF file)

EACO Mould Abatement Guidelines Edition 2 (2010)

EACO Mould Abatement Guidelines (PDF file)

Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: Health Effects and Investigation Methods

Health Canada (PDF file)

Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry

Canadian Construction Association (PDF file)

CCA Mould Information Site

http://www.cca-acc.com/mould/index.html

Construction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities

Public Health Agency of Canada (html)

Infection Control Related to Construction and Maintenance Activities in Healthcare Facilities - Training Course

Pinchin Environmental (html)

The Facts About Mold

American Industrial Hygiene Association

Environmental and Workplace Health - Indoor Air Quality

Health Canada

Fighting Mold ó The Homeowners' Guide

CMHC

Mould Information Site

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (html)

EPA Mould Information Site

Environmental Protection Agency U.S.A. (html)

Indoor Air Quality, Fungi and Health

Norman King, MSc and Pierre Auger, M.D., MSc, FRCPC - Can Fam Physician

Moldy Houses:
Why They Are and Why We Care & Additional Analysis of Wallaceburg Data: The Wallaceburg Health and Housing Studies

CMHC / Health Canada

Health Effects of Indoor Fungal Bioaerosol Exposure
Frederick Fung, William G Hughson

BioInfoBank Library

AIHA Accredited Laboratory Listings

http://www.aiha.org/Content/LQAP/accred/AccreditedLabs.htm

"Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings"

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

The IICRC has promulgated several standards addressing carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.

NATIONAL AIR DUCT CLEANERS ASSOCIATION

NADCA (PDF file)

Doctor-Fungus

http://www.doctorfungus.org/


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Ozone

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Ozone

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/chem_profiles/ozone/health_ozo.html


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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

CDC - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Kenneth Spaeth, MD, MPH (PDF file)


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Radon

WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon (2009)

(PDF file)

Radon

U.S. - E.P.A.

Government of Canada Radon Guideline

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/radiation/radon/guidelines_lignes_directrice-eng.php

Health Canada - Radon

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/radon/index-eng.php

Radon and Cancer

World Health Organization

Radon in the Workplace

UK Health Protection Agency

Radon in Buildings

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

REPORT OF THE RADON WORKING GROUP ON A NEW RADON GUIDELINE FOR CANADA REV. 03-10-2006

(PDF file)

Radon

Idaho State University

Toxicological Profile for Radon

ATSDR Information Center

The Radiation Safety Institute's Radon Monitor

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Silica

Silica Exposure

Worksafe BC

Silica Control in Construction

OSHAInfoGaTech


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