for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDRs mission is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and
diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances. This is an
excellent site with many useful links.
American College of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
This is the world's largest organization of occupational and environmental
physicians. It is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of workers.
American Conference of
Governmental Industrial Hygienists
The ACGIH is devoted to the administrative and technical aspects of
worker health and safety. It serves as a medium for the exchange of ideas and
experiences to facilitate the promotion of standards, recommendations and techniques in
occupational and environmental hygiene.
ABC is a forensic science organization that provides certification whereby a practitioner
is recognized as having attained the professional qualifications necessary to practice in
one or more disciplines of criminalistics.
American National Standards
ANSI has served as the administrator and coordinator of the private sector's voluntary
standardization system for 78 years. If you are interested in standards, this site is
worth a visit.
American Red Cross
This site is your online resource for finding out about the American Red Cross,
locally, nationally, and worldwide.
American Society for Quality
ASQ is a professional dedicated to the development, advancement, and promotion of quality
concepts, principles, and techniques. Very good site for organizations seeking to
develop or improve their quality systems. Provides links to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000
sites, and more.
Society for Quality -- Washington, D.C. Chapter
ASQ's Washington, D.C. Chapter offers monthly membership meetings and other
information for quality practitioners in the greater D.C. area. Dale Moore
will be the featured speaker at the July 20 meeting.
American Society of
Crime Lab Directors
ASCLD is a professional society dedicated to excellence in the forensic
sciences. When visiting, click on the link to the Society's Laboratory Accreditation
Board for information on how your forensic laboratory can attain accreditation.
British Occupational Health
The aim of BOHS is to promote the science of occupational hygiene by raising
awareness of the value of the specialty through education, information exchange, research
and professional networking.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economic, labor, occupational health and safety data, and much more can be found in
many BLS databases.
Center for International
Earth Science Information Network
CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide
information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand
their changing world.
Code of Federal
Interested in the regulations that affect your business? Here you'll find all of the
CFRs, all in one place.
This is a link from OSHA that gives employers and workers information, in a single source,
on all of OSHA requirements for the construction industry. It is an excellent source
of all OSHA requirements in one convenient place.
Satisfaction Measurement Association
The CSMA site tells about an association of companies that conducts
benchmarking studies to identify practices that improve customer satisfaction
and overall operations.
DOE's Office of Biological and
The BER develops the knowledge needed to identify, understand, and anticipate the
long-term health and environmental consequences of energy production, development, and
use. This site has a number of highly technical links.
This is an EPA site that discusses a new program to study chemicals that are
believed to be capable of modulating the endocrine system and adversely affecting health,
reproduction, and development in humans and wildlife.
This is a subset of EPA's site. It is a single point of access to selected EPA
environmental data. It has many different databases and search options.
Definitions and Acronyms
If you've ever been confused by environmental terminology and/or acronyms, this is the
site for you.
The EPA provides considerable information for the environmental practitioner and the
Brownfields Home Page
Everything you always wanted to know about Brownfields. Plenty of information in
this well-designed site.
EPA's Chemical Reference
This is an excellent site for learning about chemicals and their health effects.
The Society's aims are to promote the awareness, education and application of
ergonomics in industry, commerce, the public sector and government, and the public domain
Committee for Standardization
CEN's mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in
conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe.
Foundation for Quality Management
The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) was founded in 1988 by the
Presidents of 14 major European companies, with the endorsement of the European
Commission. The present membership is in excess of 600 organisations ranging
from major multinationals and important national companies to research
institutes in prominent European universities.
Organization for Quality
The European Organization for Quality is an autonomous, non-profit making
association under Belgian law. It was established in 1956 and its present
membership is comprised of 34 national European quality organizations, as well
as institutions, companies, and individuals from all over the world.
This is a management and business improvement information resource where you can
browse special reports and publications, sample content and order copies. You'll
also find news about initiatives and forthcoming events, and valuable links to
people and sites.
The interuniversity center EUROQUAL has been created with the support of many
companies (La Genevoise Assurances, Logitech, Nestlé, Manufactures des Montres
Rolex, Chaillot Bouchons, Swisscontrol …). It is in charge of managing and
coordinating a high level teaching in quality management with the help of
numerous Swiss and foreign universities.
Excellence Ireland is a not for profit organisation funded by its members who
consist of over 800 corporate and 2,500 individuals. Their membership includes
organisations from all sectors including Manufacturing & Services and from
both the public and private sectors. Since its foundation, Excellence
Ireland has been involved in the promotion and development of quality management
Facts -- Accident Reports from OSHA
This is a list and associated description of over 70 fatal accidents, caused by improper
work practices, that were investigated by OSHA. Especially useful for safety
managers who want to know how to have a safer workplace.
FEMPs mission is to reduce the cost of government by advancing energy efficiency,
water conservation, and the use of solar and other renewable energy. This is a very
interesting site with many useful tools.
Health Canada's Office of
The Office of Biosafety develops and applies national biosafety policies and regulations
and provides consultative services in laboratory practices and design. This site is
unique for its Material Safety Data Sheets for microbiological
Council of Chemical Associations
The International Council of Chemical Associations
is a council of leading trade associations representing chemical manufacturers worldwide.
Laboratory Accreditation Congress
ILAC is an international cooperation between the various laboratory
accreditation schemes operated throughout the world. Founded twenty years ago,
ILAC was formalised as a cooperation in 1996 when 44 national bodies signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Amsterdam.
International Society of
ISEA was established in 1989 to foster and advance the science of exposure
analysis related to environmental contaminants, both for human populations and ecosystems.
The membership promotes communication among all disciplines involved in exposure
analysis, recommends exposure analysis approaches to address substantive or methodological
concerns, and works to strengthen the impact of exposure assessment on environmental
ISO 9000 Directory
Here you will find access to a
wide range of ISO 9000 service and solution providers.
This is the site of the International Organization for Standardization.
Here, you can also learn what ISO is, and, since there are many misconceptions
about ISO, what it is not.
Industrial Standards Committee
JISC consist of many national committees and plays central role in
standardization activities in Japan.
Flight Center ISO 9001
All of the major NASA centers are seeking registration to the ISO 9000 quality
standards. This is provides a complete description of Marshall's work. An
Material Safety Data Sheets
This is a very useful site if you are interested in obtaining MSDSs. Contains links
to sites throughout the world.
National Fire Protection
NFPA's mission is to reduce the burden of fire on the quality of life by
advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for
fire and related safety issues. Check out the link "Fire and Life Safety
National Forensic Science
NFSTC is a not-for-profit organization that helps forensic science laboratories achieve
the highest possible degree of quality in their operations.
Hearing Conservation Association
The National Hearing Conservation Association is dedicated to preventing
hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.
National Institute for
Environmental Health Science
NIEHS provides environmental health information ranging from the technical to the
basic. Whether you're a layperson or a scientist, this site is worth a look.
National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations
for the prevention of work-related illness and injuries.
National Institute of
Standards and Technology
An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST's primary
mission is to promote U.S. economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply
technology, measurements, and standards.
National Library of
This is the world's largest biomedical library.
The National Toxicology Program coordinates toxicology research and testing activities
within the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides information about
potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies, and the public.
Laboratory Accreditation Program
NVLAP's site provides information on the National Institute
of Standards and Technology's program of laboratory accreditation, which is
available to private and public sector laboratories worldwide.
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with
extensive online noise related resources.
Ireland Quality Center
The Quality Centre is an independent, not-for-profit company, limited by
guarantee and funded by members' subscriptions and the provision of services.
Established by a small group of member companies in 1990, the centre has since
grown rapidly and now represents members drawn from the private, public and
Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA has a very comprehensive site that provides health and safety regulations,
interpretations, software, and more
Provides complete information about this sometimes controversial program for
employers. Be sure to look at the "Myths about VPP" link.
American Standards Commission
The Pan American Standards Commission, known as COPANT, is a civil, non-profit
association. The basic objectives of COPANT are to promote the development
of technical standardization and related activities in its member countries with
the aim of promoting their industrial, scientific and
technological development in benefit of an exchange of goods and the provision
of services, while facilitating cooperation in intellectual, scientific and
Penn State University's
Penn State University has one of the finest meteorology programs in the country. If
you're interested in weather, and something different from the usual weather stuff on the
Net, this is an interesting site to visit.
English Guide to the Clean Air Act
From the EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
on Environmental Quality
The CEQ was established in 1969 as part of the National Environmental Policy Act.
This site provides information on the Council and the Administration's environmental
efforts. Also has some interesting links to the White House library.
Quality Resources Online
An excellent page of links to other quality sites.
Quality Society of
The mission of the QSA is to improve the performance of organisations from all
sectors through the professional development of quality practitioners.
The Right-to-Know Network provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and
conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With the information
available on RTK.NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects;
analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities
Sight and Hearing
The Sight and Hearing Association is dedicated to preventing the needless
loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research.
Council of Canada
The Standards Council has the mandate to coordinate and oversee the efforts of
the National Standards System, which includes organizations and individuals
involved in voluntary standards development, promotion and implementation in
Canada. Located in Ottawa, the Standards Council has a 15-member governing
Council and a staff of approximately 70. The organization reports to Parliament
through the Minister of Industry.
The "Water Efficiency Clearinghouse," this is a cooperative project of
the American Water Works Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.