ANSI is a private organization that provides the mechanism for creating voluntary standards through consensus. It is a federation of trade associations, technical societies, professional groups and consumer organizations. Over 8000 standards are approved and used widely by industry and commerce. In addition, ANSI is the US source for all international standards.
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ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Over 12,500 ASTM voluntary consensus standards operate globally.
The FDA was created through the enactment of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA establishes and enforces regulation involving the quality, availability, marketability and cost of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and other applicable products.
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Center of all federal emergency preparedness, mitigation and response activities. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, nuclear power plant accidents, dam safety, radiological and hazardous materials incidents are a few of the areas in which FEMA works to enhance local government emergency response.
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH was created through the enactment of the William Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. NIOSH is responsible for research and recommendations concerning the prevention of work-related illness and injury.
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OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor whose mission is to "assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.”
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UL is an independent, non-profit organization established to operate and maintain laboratories for the investigation of devices, systems and materials in respect to hazards affecting life and property.
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