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App for NIOSH Pocket Guide Now Available
NIOSH recently launched a new mobile app version of its Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. The
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
is a source of general industrial hygiene information on more than 600 widely used chemicals for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The guide is intended to help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards. 
NIOSH’s new app works on any mobile device with an HTML5-compliant web browser and can be used offline. Users can search the
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
mobile web app by chemical name, trade name or synonym, DOT number, and CAS number. The app also allows users to save chemical records as “favorites” for later use, and control which data about a given chemical are displayed. Links to IDLH as well as NIOSH and OSHA methods are available in the app; however, accessing this information requires a data connection. NIOSH seeks to alleviate any privacy concerns, stating in a press release that no data is sent between users’ devices and NIOSH other than the initial download and updates.
Learn more on NIOSH’s
website
.

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