It is the goal of IAM CREST to provide Hazardous Material Handlers and representatives with up-to-date information. We believe all workers are entitled to easy access to transportation safety information. Without access to the latest information, workers, their families and the public could be at risk to injury and chemical exposure. Making this information available on our web page is just one way IAM CREST is working toward this goal. More information may be available through your District or Local Lodge representative.

Please note that addresses on the internet change frequently. Try the links, if they change or are no longer active, please notify the IAM CREST Project Coordinator/Instructor Teri McClendon at (301) 967-4707 or e-mail to

The following are web sites relating to Occupational Safety and Health and Transportation Safety. IAM CREST has found these to be informative and helpful in research. These may also assist you in obtaining and providing valuable information to members in workplace safety.

Last Updated: August 2015

Railroad Regulations/Guidelines

Association of American Railroads

Railroad Reference Materials

Code of Federal Regulations
Air Monitoring Information
TransCAER General Brochure
Chemtrec Brochures
FRA Locomotive Response
2024 Emergency Guidebook
Chlorine Emergencies The Chlorine Institute
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 1-800-35NIOSH
TRANSCAER Guidance Manual
MSDS/SDS Pocket Dictionary, Expanded Edition
Propane Emergencies
United States Railroad Retirement Board Home Page

Transportation Safety Links

National Transportation Safety Board -NTSB
Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration - PHMSA

Chemical Information

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry
Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Cornell University SDS
New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Right To Know Network
Society of Toxicology
Environmental Defense Fund''s Chemical "Scorecard"
Environmental Health Center/National Safety Council
Chemical Substance Data & Fact Sheets
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diease Registry

Health Organizations

American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Society of Safety Engineers
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
National Safety Council
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Society for Women's Health Research
Women's Health Issues
World Health Organization

U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

FRA | Federal Railroad Administration
USA Government made Easy
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Federal Register
National Labor Relations Board
OSHA Home Page
State and Local Governments
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. DOL Women''s Bureau
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
Information about DOT-111 rail tank cars and related issues
National Mediation Board (NMB)