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Government Organizations and Agencies

ANSI   (American National Standards Institute) 

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.

25 West 43rd Street (4th Floor)
New York, NY  10036
Tel: 212-642-4900
Web: ansi.org

ASTM   (American Society for testing Materials)     

100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA  19428
Tel: 610-832-9500
Web: astm.org  

FDA    (Food & Drug Administration)

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.

10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD  20993
Tel: 888-463-6332
Web: www.fda.gov

FEMA   (National Emergency Management Agency)

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.

Federal Center Plaza
500 C Street SW
Washington DC  20472
Tel: 202-646-2500
Web: fema.gov

NFPA    (National Fire Protection Association)

1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA  02169
Tel: 617-770-3000
Web: nfpa.org   

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.

Patriots Plaza Building
395 E Street, SW Street 9200
Washington, DC  20201
Tel: 202-245-0625
800-232-4636 (information)
Fax: 513-533-8347
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web: cdc.gov/niosh

OSHA   (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

200 Constitution Avenie NW
Washington, DC  20210
Tel: 800-321-6742
Web: osha.gov

UL    (Underwriters’ Laboratories)

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. Manufacturers may contract with UL to evaluate their products.

Tel: 888-503-5536
Web: www.ul.com 

USDA   (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The USDA helps enhance the environment and maintain US food production capabilities by helping land owners protect soil, water, forests, and other natural resources

1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250
Tel: 202-720-2791
Web: www.usda.gov