CSHO Resources

This page is an attempt to gather external resources related to occupational safety and health, in both becoming better informed on the topic and becoming a better Compliance Officer. The goal of assimilating enough information on occupational safety and health to be considered a "well-informed" CSHO is neither an easy task nor a brisk one.

Many would venture to say that being an expert in both environmental safety and industrial hygiene is a near-impossible venture. Obtaining expertise in just one takes years of experience on the job. Having a greater number and wider spectrum of resources at your disposal is necessary on the path to becoming an expert.


OSHApedia is an internal project of OSHA, available only through the Extranet. You don't have to log in to view OSHApedia content, but you will have to log in to the Extranet. If you want to edit existing articles or add your own, you'll have to create a separate OSHApedia account.

Several projects and resources are available on OSHApedia, including the current status of the OTM chapter updates. There are also available on OSHApedia logins and passwords for external resources, such as EHS news publications.


Course Descriptions

A description for every course offered by OTI is available on the OSHA Extranet through DTE here, sorted by Course No.

Instructor Bios

Bios and contact information for current OTI instructors can be found on the Extranet here.

3M Safety eLearning Training Courses

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Elements of Effective Hearing Conservation

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Hearing Conservation
  • Module 2 – Describing Sounds and Noise
  • Module 3 – Hearing and Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Module 4 – Monitoring Noise Exposure and Engineering Controls
  • Module 5 – Elements of Effective Hearing Protection

Detection eLearning

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Sound & Noise Measurement
  • Module 2 – Sound Examiner Sound Level Meter Product Overview
  • Module 3 – Detection Management Software Product Overview
  • Module 4 – Edge Dosimeter Setup
  • Module 5 – Introduction to Heat Stress Monitoring
  • Module 6 - QUESTemp Heat Stress Monitor Product Overview
  • Module 7 - Introduction to Particulate & Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
  • Webinar 1 - Fit-Testing Hearing Protectors
  • Webinar 2 - Introduction to Indoor Air Quality and Particulates
  • Webinar 3 - Introduction to Occupational Heat Stress
  • Webinar 4 - Noise Dosimetry - It's Easier Than You Think

OSHA DTE Training and Reference Materials Library

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Topics Covered
  • Asbestos
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Construction
  • Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
  • Electrical
  • Ergonomics
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Maritime
  • Nail Salons
  • National Recognized Testing Laboratories
  • Nursing Homes
  • OSHA Standards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Radiation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolding
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Silica
  • Tuberculosis
  • Workplace Violence

OSHA eTools, eMatrix, Expert Advisors, and v-Tools

The following list is a large sampling of the tools available on OSHA's website. Click here for full listing.

There are downloadable versions of some of these tools, located here.


Ergonomics-related eTools


Expert Advisors


Other Links

Other Resources

Resource Location Username Password
BNA bna.com usdol wirtz06
NFPA Online NFPA.org nfpa@ky.gov kyosh