31 Oct, 2013
FEMA Independent Study Program: IS-55.A, Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
"This course was designed for the general public. The course will introduce you to household hazardous materials and things you can do to protect yourself and your family from injury or death. Dangers from chemical products depend greatly on the individuals using them. Chemicals are safe to use when people read the directions and use them correctly. After the completion of this course, participants will be able to: [1] Recognize the main groups of hazardous materials. [2] Identify the ways chemicals can enter your body. [3] List the effects chemicals have on the body. [4] List common hazardous materials found in the home. [5] List common hazardous materials found outside the home. [6] Recognize how to safely select and buy chemicals. [7] Identify proper protective equipment and disposal methods. [8] List chemical alternatives to common hazardous materials in the household. [9] Identify preventative measures to take before natural disasters."

Citing HSDL Resources

Documents from the HSDL collection cannot automatically be added to citation managers (e.g. Refworks, Endnotes, etc). This HSDL abstract page contains some of the pieces you may need when citing a resource, such as the author, publisher and date information. We highly recommend you always refer to the resource itself as the most accurate source of information when citing. Here are some sources that can help with formatting citations (particularly for government documents).

Worldcat: http://www.worldcat.org/

Indiana University Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications: http://libraries.iub.edu/guide-citing-us-government-publications
Clear examples for citing specific types of government publications in a variety of formats. It does not address citing according to specific style guides.

Naval Postgraduate School: Dudley Knox Library. Citing Styles: http://libguides.nps.edu/citation
Specific examples for citing government publications according to APA and Chicago style guides. Click on the link for your preferred style then navigate to the specific type of government publication.

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