The links below point to Government or third party agencies, Standard setting bodies, and associations that provide establish regulations or provide information with respect to occupational health and safety.
With respect to NIOSH and OSHA, NIOSH was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 which also established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Although NIOSH and OSHA were created by the same Act of Congress, they are two distinct agencies with separate responsibilities. NIOSH is in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is a research agency. OSHA is in the U.S. Department of Labor and is responsible for creating and enforcing workplace safety and health regulations. NIOSH and OSHA often work together toward the common goal of protecting worker safety and health.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Safety Management Society
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Safety Equipment Distributor’s Association (SEDA)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)