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Table 5 All databases found; also excluded databases listed

From: Finding toxicological information: An approach for occupational health professionals

Database Contents description Reason for inclusion/exclusion  
ATSDR – HazDat Database- information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances yes, fulfils the criteria 1.
Australian Occupational Health and Safety Index   appears not to be working  
CDC – topic page on chemicals chemicals – one of the occupational health and safety topics not a database, no search engine  
CHE disease and toxicant database summarizes links between chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions not a factual database  
Chemfinder a free search by chemical name, CAS number, molecular formula or weight not enough factual data, suitable for CAS search etc.  
Chemical Sampling Information (CSI) a large number of chemical substances that may be encountered in industrial hygiene investigations yes, fulfils the criteria 2.
CISDOC information about occupational safety and health publications, including summaries of their content not a factual database  
ESIS Existing Commercial Substances, European List of Notified Chemical Substances, High Production Volume and Low Production Volume Chemicals, Classification and Labelling, Chemical Data Sheets etc. yes, fulfils the criteria 3.
EXTOXNET information on pesticides – written for the non-expert yes, fulfils the criteria 4.
GESTIS – database on hazardous substances for the safe handling of chemical substances at work, e.g. health effects, necessary protective measures in case of danger (incl. first aid). yes, fulfils the criteria 5.
Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms yes, fulfils the criteria 6.
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals; also offers information on human exposures, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas. yes, fulfils the criteria 7.
HSIS = Hazardous Substances Information System allows you to find information on hazardous substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared yes, fulfils the criteria 8.
High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) access to select health and environmental effect information on chemicals that are manufactured in exceptionally large amounts yes, fulfils the criteria 9.
IARC Monographs helps to identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of human cancer. These include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical and biological agents, and lifestyle factors. yes, fulfils the criteria 10.
ILO Encyclopaedia comprehensive and accurate coverage of the core allied fields encompassing occupational health and safety. ILO Encyclopaedia is an important source. It is available both for fee and free of charge. Site we found was not free and we did not accept it for scoring. There was no cause for changing our strategy. not, was not free .
IPCS INCHEM information on commonly and globally used chemicals that may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food yes, fulfils the criteria 11.
International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Database human health risk values and cancer classifications for over 600 chemicals of environmental concern from multiple organizations worldwide yes, fulfils the criteria 12.
IRIS database for risk assessment human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment yes, fulfils the criteria 13.
MSDS Database: OHSAH province-wide Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) needs. yes, fulfils the criteria 14.
MSDS Databases: Cornell University contains 140 000 MSDSs. The DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) developed HMIS (Hazard Material Information System) to track and make available the MSDSs the government processes annually. Collection of databases. whole database is not free of charge .
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. yes, fulfils the criteria 15.
NIOSHTIC-2 a bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and other communication products not a factual database  
OECD Database of Risk Assessment Models models (computerized or susceptible to computerization) used by OECD Member governments and industry to predict health or environmental effects (e.g., QSARs), exposure potential, and possible risks. does not fulfil the criteria .
PAN Pesticides Database current toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides. yes, fulfil the criteria 16.
Pesticides Evaluation documents are the papers presented to the ACP at the meeting with only the commercial secrets withdrawn. not, does not fulfil the criteria  
Riskline bibliographic database of both environment and health Important tool in risk reduction programs. not a factual database  
Scorecard provides detailed information on more than 11,200 chemicals yes, fulfils the criteria 17.
Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) for High Volume Chemicals health and environmental risk assessment of chemicals. yes, fulfils the criteria 18.
SOLV-DB solvents data. yes, fulfils the criteria 19.
The Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics: AOEC Exposure Codes exposure coding system not a factual database  
The chemical database 25 496 hazardous chemicals or 'generic' entries, information compiled by the author from a large number of sources. yes, fulfils the criteria 20.
TOXNET databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases yes, fulfils the criteria 21.