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Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standards (California)

Aircraft disinsection and pesticide illness in flight attendants - journal abstract, 2007

Anthrax: laboratory exposure - MMWR report

Arsenic & chromate wood preservatives - fact sheet (PDF)

Artificial flavoring and lung disease – see also, diacetyl fact sheet (PDF) | Spanish fact sheet

Asthma - work-related asthma projects, activities, and materials from the Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (see also, fragrances, glutaraldehyde, graffiti cleaning products, pool chemicals, cleaning for asthma-safe schools, wood dust)

Asthma - California Work-Related Asthma Report

Asthma-causing agents: identification and regulation - journal abstract

Autism - Examining Maternal Occupational Exposures and Autism – journal abstract

Auto Repair/Maintenance - fatal workplace injury fact sheets | investigations

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Bacillus anthracis: laboratory exposure - MMWR report

Bed bugs – pesticide hazard alert

Bloodborne pathogens – Shared Tagging Guns and Bloodborne Disease Risk (PDF)

Brazilian Blowout & other hair smoothing salon treatments (PDF) – Q & A fact sheet (see also Salon Resources)

1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide) Hazard Alert (PDF)

Bronchiolitis Obliterans (Flavoring-Related Lung Disease)

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Carpal tunnel syndrome – see ergonomics, ergonomics and dental hygiene, MMWR report on state data

Car Wash Attendant Killed! (PDF) | Spanish

Chemicals - fatal workplace injury investigations

Chemicals - see California Safe Cosmetics Program, Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service, Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program, Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program

Childcare - see Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools

Chlorine Gas Release at Two Scrap Recycling Facilities (PDF)  | Spanish – chemical release alerts | MMWR report

Chromium-6 in the Workplace (PDF) – fact sheet

Cleaning products - and work-related asthma (see also Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools)

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever) - work-related coccidioidomycosis

Confined Space - fatal workplace injury investigations

Construction (see also falls, fatalities, fatal falls in construction, lead poisoning, skylights, solar)

Cosmetics - California Safe Cosmetics Program (see also Brazilian Blow-out (PDF), formaldehyde (PDF), fragrances and work-related asthma, methyl methacrylate (PDF), nail salons, toluene (PDF))

Cosmetics - California Safe Cosmetics Program Reportable Ingredients List (PDF) | Spanish | Vietnamese 

Cosmetics Containing Ingredients Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm (PDF): Data Reported to the California Safe Cosmetics Program, 2009 - 2015

Cosmetics Products Database - searchable database of cosmetics containing ingredients linked to cancer or reproductive harm reported to CDPH

COVID-19 - Protecting Workers from COVID-19 on the Job

Cycloheximide Hazard Alert (PDF) 

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Data - from Occupational Health Branch programs

Dental hygienists – Ergonomics and Dental Hygiene

Diesel Engine Exhaust Hazard Alert (PDF)

Diacetyl - Flavorings-related lung disease

Diisocyanates: Isocyanates and Work-Related Asthma – journal abstract

Disinfectants – and work-related asthma

Disinfectants – Acute illness and injury from swimming pool disinfectants – MMWR report, 2011 (see also pool chemicals and asthma)

Drowning – Preventing worker drownings

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Electrocution - workplace fatality investigations

Electronic Waste Recycling: Working Safely (PDF) | Spanish

Energy Production - Protecting workers from hydrocarbon gases and vapors - video, action page | fatality investigations

Epoxy resin systems - fact sheet (PDF)

Ergonomics - factsheets and guides – (see also Ergonomics and Dental Hygiene)

Ergonomics - Guide to Getting Medical Care for Job-Related Pain That Won't Go Away (PDF)

Ergonomics - Physician's Guide to the California Ergonomics Standard (PDF)

Essential Oils - Investigation into Potential for Employee Exposures to Essential Oils Used to Treat Patients at a California Surgery Center (PDF) – workplace investigation, 2019

Ethylene oxide - fact sheet (PDF)

Explosions/Fire - workplace fatality investigations

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Falls (see also Fall Prevention Tailgate Training, fatal workplace falls, fatal falls in construction, Preventing Falls in the Solar Industry, Preventing Falls through Skylights)

Fatal workplace injuries - Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program

Firing ranges - Point Blank: Lead Hazards at Indoor Firing Ranges (PDF) - fact sheet for range owners

Firefighters - Firefighter Fatality Investigation & Prevention Program | Training for Wildland Firefighters on Preventing Valley Fever (PDF) – tailgate training

Flavorings-related lung disease

Fluorocarbons (freons) - fact sheet (PDF)

Forklifts – fatal construction injury fact sheet (PDF) | machine-related fatal workplace injury investigations

Formaldehyde - fact sheet (PDF)

Fragrances - and work-related asthma

Fumigation- Bank workers become ill after fumigation (PDF) – pesticide hazard alert (see also pesticide illness prevention)

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Garment workers - Sewing Machine Operators: Feel Better! Work Better! (PDF, English) | Spanish

Glutaraldehyde - fact sheet (PDF)

Glutaraldehyde and heart valve manufacturing investigation report (PDF) - executive summary (see also journal abstract - Glutaraldehyde Exposures Among Workers Making Bioprosthetic Heart Valves)

Glycol ethers - fact sheet (PDF)

Graffiti removal chemicals, and work-related asthma - Removing Graffiti Safely (PDF)

Green cleaning, preventing work-related asthma - Cleaning Products & Disinfectants (see also Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools)

Grocery Cashiers – Serving Customers Shouldn't Hurt You (PDF)

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Hantavirus - Work-Related Hantavirus Exposures at Yosemite National Park (PDF) - investigation report | Worker fact sheet (PDF)

Hantavirus - Assessing prevention measures and Sin Nombre hantavirus seroprevalence among workers at Yosemite National Park – journal abstract

Health care - respirator use in health care workplaces

Hepatitis C - fact sheet (PDF)

Hexane - see n-Hexane

Highway and street work zone fatality investigations

HIV Transmission in the Adult Film Industry - Los Angeles, California, 2004 – MMWR report

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Indicators – California Occupational Health Indicators – data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and factors that can influence worker health

Injuries, work-related – see ergonomics, falls, fatal workplace injuries

Isocyanates - fact sheet (PDF)

Isocyanates – Isocyanates and work-related asthma (PDF) - journal article

Isoflurane may harm veterinary worker health (PDF) - workplace hazard update

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Jackstands - Falling vehicles kill: Jackstand safety - fact sheet (PDF) | Spanish (see also auto repair & maintenance fact sheets, fatality investigation reports)

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Lab Workers – Take the Pain Out of Pipetting (PDF)

Laboratory exposure to anthrax - MMWR report

Ladders - see Falls, BuildSafe tailgate trainings, "Lead's Revenge" ladder safety training video

Landscaping & Tree Trimming Safety Resources - fact sheets, reports, & videos to prevent fatalities at work | fatality investigations

Lead – work-related lead poisoning - projects, activities, videos, and materials from the Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Lead - Blood Lead Levels in California Workers, 2012-2014 (PDF) - data from the California Occupational Blood Lead Registry

Lead in construction

Lead hazards at shooting ranges

Lead - medical management of lead-exposed workers

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Machinery and equipment – fatal workplace injury fact sheets | investigations

Medical Waste Disposal: Transforming Practices to Protect Public Health (PDF, 1.6 MB) – Worker Health and Safety and Large Scale, Off-Site Steam Autoclaves

Mercury - Dangerous Skin-Lightening Creams Found in SF Bay Area Stores (PDF, English) | Chinese | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Mercury in the Workplace (PDF) - fact sheet

Methyl Bromide (PDF) - fact sheet

Methylene Chloride - Preventing Worker Deaths from Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride; safer alternatives

Methylene Chloride (PDF) - fact sheet

Methyl Methacrylate (PDF) - fact sheet

Microfiber – Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools: Information for Teachers (PDF)

Molds in indoor workplaces (PDF) - fact sheet (see also CDPH Environmental Health Laboratory: Indoor Air Quality)

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n-Hexane (PDF) - medical care guidelines

N-Hexane-Related Peripheral Neuropathy Among Automotive Technicians, California, 1999-2000 – MMWR report

n-Hexane Use in Vehicle Repair Hazard Alert (PDF)

n-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) Health Hazard Advisory (PDF)

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Occupational Health Indicators - data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and factors that can influence worker health

Occupational Illness: see asthma, flavoring-related lung disease, lead poisoning, pesticide illness, Valley fever

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Painters – Lead's Revenge - training video in English and Spanish

Painters – work-related lead poisoning (see Lead in the Workplace)

Paint removers – methylene chloride hazards and safer alternatives - video, action page

Palm trees – Preventing Palm Tree Trimmer Fatalities – video, action page (see also landscaping & tree trimming)

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)(PDF) - fact sheet

Perchloroethylene (PDF) - fact sheet

Perfume – fragrances and work-related asthma

Pesticides - work-related pesticide illness activities and publications

Pool chemical safety - preventing work-related asthma, illness, and injury from swimming pool disinfectants

Pregnancy and reproductive health

Artificial Fingernail Products: A Guide to Chemical Exposures in the Nail Salon (PDF)

Cosmetics Containing Ingredients Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm (PDF)

Examining Maternal Occupational Exposures and Autism – journal abstract

Health Dangers from Lead: What Workers Should Know (PDF)

If I'm Pregnant, Can the Chemicals I Work with Harm My Baby? (PDF)

Workplace Chemical Hazards to Reproductive Health (PDF)

Psychiatric technician dies from a patient assault at a forensic psychiatric facility (PDF) – fatality investigation report

Pulmonary Function Testing (PDF, English) | Spanish

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Rabies virus (PDF) – fact sheet

Radiation, ionizing - Epidemiologic Study to Determine Possible Adverse Effects to Rocketdyne/Atomics International Workers from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (PDF)

Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome, RADS – journal abstract

Recycling - Cardboard Balers Crush Workers! (PDF) | Spanish | workplace fatality investigations

Recycling - Electronic Waste Recycling: Working Safely (PDF) | Spanish

Reproductive health

Examining Maternal Occupational Exposures and Autism – journal abstract

If I'm Pregnant, Can the Chemicals I Work with Harm My Baby? (PDF)

Workplace Chemical Hazards to Reproductive Health (PDF)

Respiratory protection in the workplace

Respirator program toolkit for hospital respirator program administrators

Respirator use in healthcare workplaces

Respirators: How to Use Half-Mask Respirators to Prevent Lead Poisoning (PDF)

Retail – Shared Tagging Guns and Bloodborne Disease Risk (PDF)

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Safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in the workplace

Sanitizers – cleaning products/disinfectants and work-related asthma

Scaffolding Fall: Day Laborer Dies When He Falls From a Scaffold (PDF) | Spanish

Scaffolding - see falls, fatal workplace injuries

Schools – Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools (see also Work‐related asthma in the educational services industry - journal abstract)

Sewing Machine Operators: Feel Better! Work Better! (PDF, English) | Spanish

Shooting ranges - lead hazards

Silica – Safety resources for stone fabricators

Silica - Severe Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers — California, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, 2017–2019 – MMWR article

Skylights - preventing falls (see also falls, fatal workplace injuries, fall prevention tailgate trainings

Skylights - Deadly Skylights (PDF, English) | Spanish - fact sheet

Solar industry - preventing falls and injuries (see also falls, fatal workplace injuries, fall prevention tailgate trainings)

Styrene (PDF) - fact sheet

Swimming pools – pool chemicals and illness, injury, and work–related asthma 

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Tagging guns - Shared Tagging Guns and Bloodborne Disease Risk (PDF)

Tailgate training materials - construction, fall prevention, preventing Valley fever in wildland firefighters

Toluene (PDF) - fact sheet

Toxic substances - see California Safe Cosmetics Program, Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service, Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program, Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program

Toxic Substances - Understanding Toxic Substances (1.3 MB, PDF)

Tree trimming – landscaping and tree trimming, preventing palm tree trimming fatalities, wood chipper fatalities

Trenches – Plumber Dies in Trench Cave-in! (PDF) | Spanish – fact sheet

Trenches - Strategies to Prevent Trenching-Related Injuries and Deaths (PDF) – report

1,1,1-Trichloroethane (PDF) - fact sheet

Trichloroethylene (TCE) (PDF) - fact sheet

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Valley fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Vehicle-related fatalities | fatality investigations

Veterinary workers - Isoflurane may harm veterinary worker health (PDF)

Violence - Psychiatric technician dies from a patient assault at a forensic psychiatric facility (PDF)

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Warehouse Workers – Take the Hurt Out of Handling Materials (PDF) | workplace fatality investigations

Water, working around - Preventing worker drownings

Wood chippers – preventing fatal workplace injuries (see also landscaping and tree-trimming)

Wood dust and work-related asthma

Wood preservatives containing arsenic and chromates (PDF) - fact sheet

Work-related asthma

Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program

Work-Related Asthma: What You Should Know (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) | Chinese (PDF) | Korean (PDF) | Tagalog (PDF) | Vietnamese (PDF) – fact sheets

Work-Related Asthma: Findings from Statewide Tracking (PDF) | Spanish | Chinese | Korean | Tagalog | Vietnamese - fact sheet, 2019

A Descriptive Study of Work-Aggravated Asthma – journal abstract

Workplace violence - fatality investigations

Work-related illness – see asthma, flavorings-related lung disease, chemical hazards, lead poisoning, pesticide illness, Valley fever

Work-related injury – see ergonomics, falls, fatal workplace injuries

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Xylene (PDF) - fact sheet

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Young worker health and safety - Your CTE Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers (PDF) | Materials for Teachers

Young workers - fatality investigations

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