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Worker Safety Links

Agency for Healthcare Quality (AHRQ)
www.ahrq.gov

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
www.aiha.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc. gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
www.caohc.org

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.hhs.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
www.va.gov/vlc/cgi-bin/patientsafety_intronew_int.asp

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
www.fda.gov

Healthy People
www.health.gov/healthypeople/

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
www.JCAHO.org

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
www.NCQA.org

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
www.nlm.nih.gov

National Safety Council (NSC)
www.nsc.org 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
www.osha.gov

Tuberculosis
www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/default.htm

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
www.dot.gov/general/orders.html

World Health Organization (WHO) Travel Health
www.who.int

Green Healthcare/Environmental Safety Links

Conservatree
Recycled paper information.
www.conservatree.com

Earth 911
Utilitarian website that provides a gateway to local recycling resources.
www.Earth911.org

GrassRoots Recycling Network
www.grrn.org

Green Seal
Environmentally preferable purchasing.
www.greenseal.org

Health Care Without Harm
Information on mercury, polyvinylchloride (PVC), dioxin and pollution prevention.
www.noharm.org

Healthy People
www.health.gov/healthypeople/

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)
Tools and resources plus Partner and Champion programs.
www.h2e-online.org

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
One of the largest membership organizations devoted solely to pollution prevention.
www.p2.org

National Recycling Coalition
www.nrc-recycle.org

The Recycled Paper Coalition
Strives to conserve natural resources and to reduce waste by purchasing environmentally preferred paper products and by using paper products more efficiently.
www.papercoalition.org

Resource Recycling Periodical
North America's leading recycling and composting journal.
www.resource-recycling.com

San Diego Earth Times
Relevant and timely national and international environmental news.
www.sdearthtimes.com

Sustainable Hospitals
Alternative product information and pollution prevention fact sheets.
www.sustainablehospitals.org

U.S. Green Building Council
www.usgbc.org

Waste Reduction Tips (Temporary Offer)
www.recycle.cc/tips.htm

WasteWise
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solid waste reduction resources.
www.epa.gov/wastewise

Worldwatch Institute
Observe how local choices have global implications.
www.worldwatch.com

State and Local Environmental Links

CALIFORNIA
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
www.stopwaste.org

Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition
www.bayarearecycling.org

Californians Against Waste
www.cawrecycles.org

California Department of Health Services
www.dhs.ca.gov

California Hospitals Alliance—Pollution Prevention Partner
www.hospaa.org

California Integrated Waste Management Board
www.ciwmb.ca.gov

California Plastics Markets
www.caplasticsmarkets.com

California Resource Recovery Association
www.crra.com

CalMax—Materials Exchange
www.ciwmb.ca.gov/calmax

Merced County Source Reduction/Recycling Website
www.mcag.cog.ca.us/recycle.htm

Northern California Recycling Association
www.ncrarecycles.org

San Francisco Solid Waste Management Program
www.sfenvironment.org

San Mateo County Recycleworks
www.recycleworks.org/

COLORADO
Colorado Association for Recycling
www.cafr.org

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
www.colorado.gov/environment.htm

GEORGIA
Georgia Environmental Protection—Department of Natural Resources
www.dnr.state.ga.us/dnr/environ/

Georgia Recycling Coalition
www.georgiarecycles.org/

HAWAII
Hawaii Department of Health
www.hawaii.gov/health/

Hawaii Materials Exchange
www.maui.net/~mrghimex/himex1.html

A Piece of Garbage—A Maui Recycling Story
http://supak.com/../../emaui/garbage1.htm

MARYLAND
Maryland Department of the Environment
www.mde.state.md.us/Land/index.asp

Maryland Recycles
www.mdrecycles.org/

OHIO
Council of Great Lakes Governors—State of Ohio Recycling Resources
www.cglg.org/projects/recycle/oh.html

Division of Recycling—Recycle, Ohio!
www.dnr.state.oh.us/recycling/default.htm

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.state.oh.us/

OREGON
Narrative of Oregon's Recycling Efforts
www.olcv.org/ocn/handbook/chap7.html

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
www.deq.state.or.us/

VIRGINIA
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
www.deq.state.va.us/

Virginia Recycling Association
www.vrarecycles.org/

WASHINGTON
Washington State Department of Ecology
www.ecy.wa.gov/

Washington State Recycling Association
www.wsra.net/
 

Patient Safety, Quality and Risk Links

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
www.apsf.org

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
www.apic.org/safety

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) Certification
www.cphq.org/

Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)
www.ecri.org

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
www.ihi.org

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
www.ismp.org

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
www.iom.edu

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jcaho.org

Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kaisernetwork.org

Medical Error and Patient Safety Learning
www.medicalerrorreduction.com

National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)
www.nchc.org

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
www.ncqa.org

National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
www.talkaboutrx.org  

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
www.npsf.org

National Quality Forum
www.qualityforum.org

Partnership for Patient Safety (P4PS)
www.p4ps.org

Patient Safety Institute (PSI)
www.ptsafety.org

Patient Safety Officer Society (PSOS)
www.psos.org

QualityHealthCare.org
www.qualityhealthcare.org

Risk Certification
www.ashrm.org/ashrm/index.jsp

Risk Management Foundation (RMF)
www.rmf.harvard.edu/patientsafety

The Leapfrog Group
www.leapfroggroup.org

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
www.usp.org

VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)
www.patientsafety.gov

Occupational Health Nursing Links

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
www.atsdr.cdc.gov

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
www.aaohn.org

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN)
www.abohn.org

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
www.acoem.org

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc. (ACGIH)
www.acgih.org

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Standards
www.aiha.org/committee/anzindex.html

American Nurses Associations (ANA)
www.ana.org

American Public Health Association (APHA)
www.apha.org

Association of Occupational Environmental Clinics (AOEC)
www.aoec.org

Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP)
www.aohp.org

Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses (ACOHN)
www.acohn.com.au

Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
www.cmsa.org

Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH) (Tulane University)
www.caeph.tulane.edu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Online
www.access.gop.gov/nara/cfr/index.html

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
www.caohc.org

National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM)
www.naem.org

National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP)
www.naohp.com

National Immunization Technical Information Service
www.immunization.org

National Network of Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health www.coshnetwork.org  

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
www.ncsbn.org

Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (OOHNA)
www.oohna.on.ca  

Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSTT)
www.irsst.qc.ca/indexe.htm

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
www.shrm.org

Wellness Council of America
www.welcoa.org 

Healthcare Laws and Regulations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
www.epa.gov

Federal Register
www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces/aces140.html

Federal Register Table of Contents
www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/ fr-cont002.shtml  

Government Printing Office (GPO) Access Databases
www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/ aaes002.html

Government Printing Office (GPO) Access Searching Tips www.ll.georgetown.edu/wtaylor/gposrch.html

Hazardous Materials Information Exchange—Department of Transportation (DOT)
http://hazmat.dot.gov

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html  

National Safety Council (NSC)
www.nsc.org

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)
www.oshrc.gov

Product Safety & Liability Reporter
www.bna.com/newsstand/newsweb/23de.htm

Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office
ftp://ftp.dc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr

Toxics Law Reporter
www.bna.com/newsstand/newsweb/236a.htm

U.S. Code
http://law.house.gov/usc.htm

U.S. House of Representatives
www.house.gov

U.S. Senate
www.senate.gov

White House
www.whitehouse.gov

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