- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health informatin to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
- American National Standards Institute
Mission Statement: As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that direclty impact businesses in nearly every sector, from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mission Statement: Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to:
- Monitor health
- Detect and investigate health problems
- Conduct research to enhance prevention
- Develop and advocate sound public health policies
- Implement prevention strategies
- Promote healthy behaviors
- Provide leadership and training
- Environmental Protection Agency
Mission Statement: The missison of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and environment. EPA's purpose is to ensure that:
- All Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn, and work.
- National efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information.
- Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
- All parts of society – communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments – have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks.
- Environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable, and economically productive.
- The United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
- Mine Safety and Health Adminstration
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners.
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Mission Statement: The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Mission Statement: The mission of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is to provide national and world leadership to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries.
- National Institutes of Health
Mission Statement: National Institutes of Health's (NIH) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
- National Safety Council
Mission Statement: Join the National Safety Council on a "Journey to Safety Excellence," and help reduce the number of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. By partnering with the Council, you can improve safety at your company, engage workers across the organization, and add to the bottom line.
The council is helping businesses achieve safety excellence through research, through leadership, and practical tools. We will help you determine where you are, what the gaps are to where you want to be, how to close the gaps and continue to improve, and how to reassess and measure your improvement while identifying additional needs.
- National Toxicology Program
Mission Statement: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concerns by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct, and interpret its studies. To that end, the NTP is continually evolving to remain at the cutting edge of scientific research and to develop and apply new technologies.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mission Statement: With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
- Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Mission Statement: The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is an independent federal agency created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American workplaces. The Review Commission, therefore, functions as an administrative court, with established procedures for conducting hearings, receiving evidence and rendering decisions by its Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).