National Library of Medicine Webinar

How to Use Haz-Map: A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (postponed)

2-3 PM, Eastern Time



This webinar will describe Haz-Map and show how to use it. The author of Haz-Map collected, summarized, and indexed the information to build a decision-support system for the prevention of occupational diseases. The initial database contained content from occupational medicine textbooks, the NIOSH Pocket Guide, and Recognition of Health Hazards in Industry. Since first published by the National Library of Medicine in 2002, the database has been expanded to include about 12,000 chemical and biological agents, 240 occupational diseases, and over 100 referenced books and online sources. 


Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

·         Describe the structure and purpose of the Haz-Map relational database;

·         Identify the sources of information required to build and update the database;

·         Recognize the main categories of toxic chemicals and occupational diseases;

·         Understand relationships between industrial processes, job tasks, jobs, chemicals, and diseases;

·         Understand the importance of classifying chemicals based on molecular structure;

·         Identify the main methods of searching, browsing, and querying the database;

·         Understand the difference between acute and chronic exposures and diseases;

·         Understand the difference between chemical adverse effects and occupational diseases;

·         Identify the metals of occupational concern and the diseases caused by them;

·         Describe how to assess the dose and the likelihood of harm after a worker's exposure;


Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Industrial Hygienists


Safety Professionals

Public Health Professionals

Occupational Health Nurses

Occupational Physicians

Workers' Compensation Claims Examiners

Professional Librarians


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