Standards Institute (ANSI): A US
standards-making organization. It has been known in the past as the
American Standards Association and the United States of America Standards
Institute. Some ASTM standards are also ANSI standards.
ADATA Americans with
Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Program
and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB):
Also known as the Access Board. An independent federal agency established
by the Architectural Barriers Act of 1973. Its mission is to promulgate
safety regulations for accessibility of facilities by the handicapped.
Its regulations are enforced by the US Department of Justice.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Board of Certified
Safety Professionals (BCSP): Chartered in 1968 by the ASSE in
cooperation with other safety-related professional associations (such
as fire protection engineers, industrial hygienists, health physicists
and systems safety) to set up standards of professional qualifications
and administer exams.
Division of Occupational Safety &
or Cal/OSHA) Search the Cal/OSHA site for regulations
that govern occupational safety and health. Cal/OSHA does
not have a form for filing a complaint; instead, use the
Federal OSHA site if you want to file
a complaint on-line and Federal OSHA will forward your
complaint to Cal/OSHA if you are focusing on a California
Health Branch The Occupational Health Branch is the
focal point in the Department of Health Services for surveillance,
evaluation, and public education about occupational disease
and injury among California workers.
Evaluation System & Information Services [HESIS]
The Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS),
a joint program of the California Department of Health Services
and Department of Industrial Relations, reviews and evaluates
the scientific literature and provides up-to-date, practical
answers to these questions. A multidisciplinary team of
toxicologists, physicians, librarians, industrial hygienists,
and other occupational health professionals provides a wide
range of expertise. HESIS has enlarged its program with
the addition of the SHARPS Injury Control Program , working
with stakeholders throughout California to reduce bloodborne
infections among workers exposed to blood and blood products,
particularly in hospitals, home health care agencies and
Injury Control Program The Sharps Injury Control Program
[SHARPS] was established by Senate Bill 2005 to study sharps
injuries in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home
health agencies in California.
Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program [OLPPP]
The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP)
provides information and services designed to prevent and
control lead poisoning in California workplaces. Activities
are directed towards workers, unions, employers, industry
groups, health professionals and the general public.
Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program [OHSEP] OHSEP
conducts occupational disease and injury surveillance on:
Occupational tuberculosis: A NIOSH-sponsored program, Occupational
Asthma: a NIOSH-sponsored program, Occupational Fatalities
in Los Angeles County, Workplace violence, Health effects
of low-level ionizing radiation: a Department of Energy-funded
program. A multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, physicians,
industrial hygienists, and other occupational health professionals
provides a wide range of expertise.
Health and Safety Section [AHSS] A multidisciplinary
team including epidemiologists, a physician, research scientists,
health educator, and other public health professionals provides
a range of expertise in occupational disease and injury
prevention. Currently the Agricultural Health and Safety
Section is conducting three occupationally-based agricultural
projects identifying injury and illness events, conducting
interviews of farm owners, supervisors, and farm workers,
surveying the hazards on the farm site, and disseminating
the results to farms, farm workers, agricultural health
and safety organizations, medical community, government
organizations, and other interested health and safety organizations.
Fire Protection Association: NFPA writes standards for fire safety
and has recently embarked on a project to write a national model building
code. The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code is widely enforced as law by fire
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (once you get to this
site you can search for citations issued to employers, including California
employers which is difficult to find, so click
here for the entry point to Federal OSHA statistics).
Laboratories (UL): UL was set
up in 1894 by the insurance industry to promulgate safety standards
and list products that pass its standards. It lists products compliant
as "Slip Resistant."
Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training (a national resource
for members of the worker education and training community)