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Environmental Safety Resource Center and Emergency Hotlines


This a quick reference list gives government, private, and non-profit organizations that can help you in dealing with a variety of environmental and safety issues.

Government Agencies

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
1600 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3311

Consumer Information Center (CIC)
PO Box 100
Pueblo, CO 81009
(202) 501-1794

Department of Energy (DOE)
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202) 586-5000

Department of Health And Human Services (HHS)
330 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-0257

Department of Transportation (DOT)
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC 20590
(202) 366-4000

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1200 Pennsylvania NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 260-2090

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
5600 Fishers Ln.
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 463-6332

Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Department of Labor

1100 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(202) 693-9400


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
HHH Building
200 Independence Ave. NW
Washington DC 20201
(202) 401-3747
NIOSH Information Line: (800) 356-4674
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Regulatory Questions: (301) 492-7000

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Room 3647
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-1999

Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, DC 20402-9329
(202) 512-2168

U.S. Coast Guard, 1st District
408 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110-2209
(617) 223-8480

U.S. Department of Agriculture Information Center (USDA)
1400 Independence SW
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-2791

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 Eastwest Hwy.
Washington, DC 20207
(301) 504-0424

Emergency Hotlines

Association of American Railroads, Bureau of Explosives:
(719) 585-1881

Auto Safety Hotline-National Highway Transportation Safety Administration,
Washington, DC: (800) 424-9393

Cancer Information Services:
(800) 422-6237

American Chemicatry Council:
(703) 741-5000 (Lending library of audiovisual training programs)

CHEM-TEL (24-Hour Emergency Information Services):
(800) 255-3924

CHEMTREC:
(800) 262-8200 (Non-emergency chemical information)

Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline:
(800) 638-2772 or (800-638-CPSC)

Department of Transportation (DOT):
(202) 366-4488 (Information on CFR 49 Federal Regulations)

Emission Control Technology Center:
(919) 541-0800

EPA Hotline: (800) 621-8431

EPA RCRA, Superfund, Hazardous Waste Hotline, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response:
(800) 424-9346

Inspector General's Whistleblower Hotline:
(800) 424-4000

National Academy of Sciences: (202) 334-2000

National Animal Poison Control Center
(24-Hour Hotline Operated at the University
of Illinois):
(800) 548-2423

National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information:
(800) 729-6686

National Cocaine Hotline:
(800) 262-2463 or (1-800-COCAINE)

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hopeline:
(800) 475-4673 or (800-475-HOPE)

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Technical Information Source:
(800) 356-4674

National Pesticide Information Center:
(800) 858-7378 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time)

National Radon Answering Service: (800) 438-4318

National Response Center/Coast Guard Command:

(800) 424-8802 (Report spills, chemical releases, radiological incidents)

Natural Resources Defense Council:
(212) 727-2700

(INFOLINE on Household Chemicals) Substance Identification:

(800) 848-6538

Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards:
(919) 541-5616

OSHA Hotline:
(800) 321-6742 (24-hour access line to report unsafe work practices.)

Safe Drinking Water Hotline:
(800) 426-4791

Small Business Hotline: (800) 827-5722

Toxic Substances Control Act Hotline (TSCA):
(202) 554-1404

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
(202) 761-0001

Professional Organizations & Services

American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-4600
(800) 227-5558

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
1330 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
(513) 742-2020

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
2700 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 849-8888
FAX: (703) 207-3561

American Medical Association (AMA)
515 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 464-5000

American Petroleum Institute (API)
1220 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 682-8000

American Red Cross
2025 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 737-8300

American Society For Testing and Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-9500

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
1800 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-2929

Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA)
1300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 741-5000

Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
1725 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Suite 1004
Arlington, VA 22202-4102
(703) 412-0900

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)
1 Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 792-5000

Multilple Chemical Sensitivity Referral & Resources
618 Wyndhurst Avenue #2,
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 889-6666

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 770-3000

National Safety Council (NSC)
1121 Spring Lake Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(800) 621-7615

Private Agencies
American National Standards Institute (ANSI): (212) 642-4900
Chemical Abstracts Services: (800) 848-6538
Factory Mutual (FM): (781) 762-4300
Safety Equipment Institute (SEI): (703) 442-5732
Underwriters Laboratories (UL): (847) 272-8800

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