In two previous blogs, chemical industry data and statistics found at the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Census Bureau were identified and links were provided to the data and statistics. In this blog, other US Government departments and agencies where chemical industry data and statistics can be found are identified.
The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a website at which data and statistics are provided on the chemical manufacturing industry. Click here to go to the site. Data and statistics provided include: employment, unemployment, and earnings; workplace injuries; chemical industry price indexes; the number of chemical industry establishments (a location where operations are preformed); productivity indexes for the chemical industry; and chemical industry job descriptions and job data.
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration maintains a website which provides a window (portal) into data related to the hazards and handling of chemicals. Click here to go to this site. Many websites can be linked to from this site that provide hazards, handling, and toxicity data for chemical materials and suggested responses to accidental release and exposure of chemical materials.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a website at which much information can be found on metals and minerals. Click here to go to this site. This website serves as a portal (window) to the USGS’s databases on metals and mineral materials. Much information that can be linked to from this portal on metals and minerals is important data and statistics for the chemical industry. For example, from this portal, data and statistics on the supply of, demand for, and flow of metals and minerals can be obtained (click “commodity” at the page's center). Click here to go to this data and statistics source.
These three US Government departments and agencies, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Interior Department’s US Geological Survey provide a large amount of data and statistics relevant to the chemical industry.