industry links


Recommended Industry Links——Relevant to Gas Detection

Government Agencies

CAMEO Chemicals NOAA’s online database of hazardous materials

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Commerce, Department of

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)

Energy, Department of

Environmental Protection Agency – EPA

Federal Documents

Food & Drug Administration

Government Printing Office Online Databases

From Law Moose – The Internet Law Library

Minimal Risk Levels (MRL’s) for Hazardous Substances

Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration – MSHA

NASA Technical Report Server – NASA

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – NIOSH

NIOSH Criteria Documents

NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Topics

National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST

National Technical Information Service – NTIS

Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA

Scientific And Technical Information Network – STINET



Trade Associations/Standards Organizations

A&WMA – Air & Waste Management Association

ACGIH – American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACS – American Chemical Society

AGA – American Gas Association

AIHA – American Industrial Hygiene Association

AIP – American Institute of Physics

AISE – Association of Iron and Steel Engineers

AMS – American Mathematical Society

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers

ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASSE – American Society of Safety Engineers

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials


CSA – Canadian Standards Association

EOSA – Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Association, Inc.

FCI – Formaldehyde Council, Inc.

Formaldehyde Facts – FCI’s blog

IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

Michigan Pest Control Association

North Carolina Association of Hospital Central Service Professionals

Ohio Pest Management Association

Personal Care Products Council

SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers

UL – Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Worldwide Web Consortium

Material Safety Data Sheets

From – The Vermont SIRI MSDS Collection

From Interactive Learning Paradigms, Inc. – MSDS information and sources

Sources of Calibration Standards

Permeation devices – VICI Metronics, Kin-Tek Laboratories

Calibration gas in cylinders – Ideal Gases, Instrument Depot, Pangaea Gases, Portagas, SpecAir Specialty Gases, Scott-Marrin, Inc.

Electrochemical gas generators – Advanced Calibration Designs, Inc.

Other Reference Sources

Acronym Finder

Almanac (Old Farmer’s)

Basic Definitions–Electrical Terms

Carcinogenic Potency Database

Chemical compatibility with various materials – Comprehensive charts from Cole-Parmer

Chemical Toxicology – An introduction to chemical hazards in the workplace

Census Bureau (U.S.)

CIA World Factbook

Computer, Telephony & Electronics Industry Glossary

Computer Terms–Defined

Dealing with the danger of death, disease, and damage in everyday decisions


Encyclopaedia Britannica


The Merck Manual on-line

An on-line Molecular Weight Calculator

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database

OSHA Quick Cards—on various safety topics

Thesaurus (Roget’s)

Toxicology Resources

Virtual Law Library

Weather Forecasts

From the University of Sheffield – The Web’s Periodic Table

White Pages

Yahoo Health

ZIP Code lookup and address information

More links to come….