The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is an official participant of the OSHA Alliance Program Through the AIHA-OSHA Alliance, AIHA helps OSHA provide AIHA members and the general public information on OSHA’s rule making and employer compliance laws, in order to fulfill the mutual mission of ensuring safe and healthy conditions for workers.
Additional Info:The actionable plan is twofold: 1). raise awareness, and 2). be a source of outreach and communication. AIHA worked with OSHA to provide resources available to employers and employees regarding specific hazards pertaining to relevant industries, in order to create awareness with workers and employers. AIHA has provided several additional educational documents through the OSHA Alliance program, specifically on the construction industry, which has been widely affected by the silica rule.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United Stateswhich was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
Is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most major countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most labs must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent. In many cases, suppliers and regulatory authorities will not accept test or calibration results from a lab that is not accredited.
HUD (US Department of Housing & Urban Development)
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is responsible for enforcing its standards on regulated entities. Compliance Safety and Health Officers carry out inspections and assess fines for regulatory violations. Inspections are planned for worksites in particularly hazardous industries. Inspections can also be triggered by a workplace fatality, multiple hospitalizations, worker complaints, or referrals.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – is a measurement standards laboratory, and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Is the United States federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.NIOSH was established to help ensure safe and healthful working conditions by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Is a government agency in the U.S. state of New Jersey that is responsible for managing the state’s natural resources and addressing issues related to pollution.The major goal of the air quality division is to ensure the cleanliness of the air quality by enforcing air-pollutant standards imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
NELAP – Stands for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program and is a national accreditation program developed by the NELAC institute. NELAC standards for laboratories are modeled after similar ISO standards.
United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. The purpose of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
Department of Health
Part of government which focuses on issues related to the general health of the citizenry. Subnational entities, such as states, counties and cities, often also operate a health department of their own. Health departments perform food inspections and other health related inspections (the person who performs this job is often called a public health inspector).