is an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is a relational database of chemicals, jobs and diseases. The Haz-Map Jobs table is based on the 1997 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. The Industries table is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. The Diseases table is based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9). Information from textbooks, journal articles, and electronic databases (HSDB, ACGIH Documentation of TLVs, ATSDR Toxicological Profiles, NIOSHTIC, and others) was classified and summarized to create the database.
The 987 chemical and biological agents in the database are linked to industrial processes and non-occupational activities. Linkage indicates the potential for exposure to the agent.
The 180 occupational diseases in the database are linked to findings (signs and symptoms of the disease) and hazardous job tasks. Linkage to a hazardous job task indicates an increased risk for significant exposure and subsequent disease. Linkage between job tasks and jobs or industries indicates an increased likelihood for workers in these jobs or industries to engage in the hazardous job tasks. In this database, chronic occupational diseases are linked to both jobs and industries, while acute diseases and infectious diseases are linked only to jobs. Cancers are not directly linked to jobs, industries or findings.
Summary by 李晓霞 on 2003-02-10
Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2003-02-10