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NIOSH Pocket Guide:  What’s Inside

The NIOSH Pocket Guide includes the following:

  • Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, CAS, RTECS, and DOT ID and guide numbers
  • Chemical structure/formula, conversion factors
  • NIOSH recommended exposure limits (RELs)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limits (PELs)
  • NIOSH immediately dangerous to life and health values (IDLHs)
  • Physical description and chemical and physical properties of agents
  • Measurement methods
  • Personal protection and sanitation recommendations
  • Respirator selection recommendations
  • Incompatibilities and reactivities of agents
  • Exposure routes, symptoms, target organs, and first aid information

Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide

Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide CD-ROM as an ISO image file and create a disc with CD-ROM authoring software.
The NIOSH Pocket Guide ZIP file contains a condensed version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide.
All non-Pocket Guide links were removed so that this set of files acts as a “stand-alone” database. These files can be used with a standard web browser or on some mobile devices.

  • Zip Archive file (245 MB) (requires WinZip or other unzipping software)
  • 2010-168c.exe(181 MB) (Self-extracting zip file for Windows)
  • 2010-168c.iso DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-168c
    (ISO Requires CD-ROM authoring software)
  • PDF version DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-149
    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing)

Ordering Information

To order free copies of the NIOSH Pocket Guide: