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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDR’s 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.

American Board of Criminalistics
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 Institute (ANSI)
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.

American 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 Society
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 Regulations
Interested in the regulations that affect your business?  Here you'll find all of the CFRs, all in one place.

Construction Resource Manual
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.

Customer 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 Environmental Research
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.

Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative
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.

Envirofacts Warehouse
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.

Environmental Definitions and Acronyms
If you've ever been confused by environmental terminology and/or acronyms, this is the site for you.

Environmental Protection Agency 
The EPA provides considerable information for the environmental practitioner and the general public.

EPA's Brownfields Home Page
Everything you always wanted to know about Brownfields.  Plenty of information in this well-designed site.

EPA's Chemical Reference Index
This is an excellent site for learning about chemicals and their health effects.

Ergonomics Society
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 in general.

European Committee for Standardization
CEN's mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe.

European 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.

European 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.

European Quality Online
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
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

Fatal 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.

Federal Energy Management Program
FEMP’s 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 Biosafety
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 contaminants.

International Council of Chemical Associations
The International Council of Chemical Associations is a council of leading trade associations representing chemical manufacturers worldwide.

International 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 Exposure Analysis
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 policy.

ISO 9000 Directory
Here you will find access to a wide range of ISO 9000 service and solution providers.

ISO Home Page
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.  

Japanese Industrial Standards Committee
JISC consist of many national committees and plays central role in standardization activities in Japan. 

Marshall Space 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 excellent site.

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 Association
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 Information."

National Forensic Science Technology Center
NFSTC is a not-for-profit organization that helps forensic science laboratories achieve the highest possible degree of quality in their operations.

National 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 Medicine
This is the world's largest biomedical library.

National Toxicology Program
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.

National Voluntary 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.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.

Northern 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 voluntary sectors.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA has a very comprehensive site that provides health and safety regulations, interpretations, software, and more

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs
Provides complete information about this sometimes controversial program for employers.  Be sure to look at the "Myths about VPP" link.

Pan 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 social fields. 

Penn State University's Weather Page
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.

Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
From the EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

President's Council 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 Australasia
The mission of the QSA is to improve the performance of organisations from all sectors through the professional development of quality practitioners.

Right-To-Know Network
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 affected.

Sight and Hearing Association
The Sight and Hearing Association is dedicated to preventing the needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research.

Standards 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.

Water Wiser
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.

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