Occupational Health Content Now Available from EBSCO Publishing’s ExPub Databases

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Addition of occupational disease information from Haz-Map® to ExPub creates powerful resource for health & safety professionals.

The leading provider of up-to-date chemical hazard information for EH&S professionals
ExPub users already have the world’s largest collection of chemical hazard information. With the addition of the exposure and disease information from Haz-Map, users will have another tool to help them understand the impact of chemicals on workers.

Managing the impact of chemicals on employees in the workplace has just gotten easier for health and safety professionals thanks to a new agreement adding Haz-Map® to ExPub from EBSCO Publishing. Haz-Map is designed to assist professionals seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biological agents in the workplace.

Haz-Map references hundreds of resources; it links jobs and hazardous job tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. Haz-Map contains profiles on thousands of chemicals—focusing on uses, adverse effects, and other information needed for exposure assessment. Each chemical is linked to associated industrial processes and non-occupational activities. Each chemical is also linked to any of the 225 occupational diseases in the database in which a causal relationship has been established.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2007, workers suffered more than 55,000 illnesses related to chemical exposures, and nearly 17,500 chemical-related injuries and illnesses resulted in workers spending days away from work. If recognized, occupational diseases are preventable. To recognize them, health & safety professionals need quick access to comprehensive information.

Jay A. Brown MD, MPH, the author of Haz-Map, says the agreement extends the resources available to users who need to assess chemical exposures and prevent occupational diseases. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with ExPub to give Haz-Map a wider audience. ExPub users already have the world’s largest collection of chemical hazard information. With the addition of the exposure and disease information from Haz-Map, users will have another tool to help them understand the impact of chemicals on workers.”

ExPub is the leading provider of up-to-date chemical hazard information for Environmental Health & Safety professionals. The database is designed to help companies and agencies save time and money by providing a single platform for users to find the information they need on demand.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database and eBook aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information(at)ebscohost(dot)com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy(at)ebscohost(dot)com

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