National Library of Medicine Webinar

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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 understand the following:

  1. Structure and purpose of database; (slides)

  2. Information sources; (precursors.htm; science2.htm; links.htm; sources2.htm; refernc.htm;)

  3. Relationships between processes, job tasks, jobs, chemicals, and diseases; (See Diagram of Table Relationships)

  4. Classifying chemicals based on molecular structure; (slides)

  5. Difference between adverse effects and diseases; (slides, ae.htm)

  6. Main categories of chemicals and diseases; (cats.htm and cats2.htm)

  7. Metals of occupational concern; (metals.htm)

  8. Three methods of searching, browsing, and querying the database; (See NLM web interface.)

  9. Assess likelihood of harm after a worker's exposure; (See examples.)


Slides: NLM_Webinar.pdf

Download Handout (6-page pdf document): NLMWebinarHandout.pdf

Haz-Map Help summarizes what you need to know to search, browse, and query the database.


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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