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Safety

The Alliance has compiled this set of safety resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Directory of States with Approved Occupational Safety and Health Plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a directory of states with state OSHA plans.

Emergency Preparedness for Business Management Planning Guides

Business Emergency Management Planning is a section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website. It has articles and links on developing a shelter in place program, building air protection, building security, and chemical emergencies.

Material Safety Data Sheets

Kansas State University provides a list of sites offering access to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), documents designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDSs include information about physical data (such as melting point, boiling point, and flash point), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures.

Safety and Health Topics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers resources on an extensive number of safety and health topics, such as indoor air quality, medical and first aid, and hand and power tools. Each references OSHA standards and additional information.

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