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American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
AFSA is a nonprofit, international association representing open-shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI has maintained as its primary goal the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public’s benefit through research, standards writing and continuing education.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The mission of ASME is to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of its members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for producers, users, ultimate consumers and those having a general interest (representatives of government and academia) to meet on common ground and write standards for materials, products, systems and services.
California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)
The California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) seeks to enhance the quality of life in the state of California by encouraging the formulation and implementation of effective local environmental health programs to protect the public health, safety and the environment.
California Environmental Health Association (CEHA)
CEHA is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and health through environmental education and protection.
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)
The purpose of CIPHI is to certify, inform and advocate the health of all Canadians, advance the sanitary sciences and enhance the field of public health inspection.
Conformity Assessment Network
Together standards and conformity assessment activities have an impact on almost every aspect of life in the United States. This site lists links that provide easy access to basic information on conformity assessment procedures and issues.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
An independent federal regulatory agency, CPSC helps keep American families safe in their homes by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products.
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
For over 70 years, EIA has been the primary trade alliance representing the U.S. high technology community.
Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
Formerly known as the National Electrical Safety Foundation, ESFI is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving awareness of electrical safety in the home, school and workplace through education.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA is a team of dedicated professionals working to protect, promote and enhance the health of the American people.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Promoting the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession and the well-being of our members.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a not-for-profit scientific society with 28,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government. The mission of IFT is to support improvement of the food supply and its use through science, technology, and education.
The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC)
For designers, printed circuit board manufacturers, electronics assembly companies, suppliers and original equipment manufacturers.
The International Association of Electrical Inspectors
A not-for-profit and educational organization cooperating in the formulation and uniform application of standards for the safe installation and use of electricity, and collecting and disseminating relevant information.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The mission of IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency services organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.
International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ)
and The International Electrotechnical Commission
Third-party certification system for electronic components.
International Firestop Council
The International Firestop Council (IFC) is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers, distributors and installers of passive fire protection materials and systems in North America. IFC’s mission is to promote the technology of fire and smoke containment in modern building construction through research, education and development of safety standards and code provisions.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services and developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)
NASFM’s purpose is to promote fire protection programs and activities among the various states and territories, the federal and state government, the fire service, codes and standards body, private groups, and other organizations.
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS)
NCSBCS is dedicated to working through cooperative efforts to enhance health, safety, welfare and economic development by promoting quality and innovation in the building environment through technical services, education and training.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
NEMA advocates the position of its membership to government regulatory agencies and legislative bodies.
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
The mission of NEHA is to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The mission of NFPA is to reduce the burden of fire on the quality of life by advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for fire and related safety issues.
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
NIBS is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization established by the U.S. Congress to serve the public interest by promoting a more rational regulatory environment for the building community, facilitating the introduction of new and innovative technology, and disseminating nationally recognized technical information.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
The mission of NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards.
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
The mission of NRA is to protect, educate and promote the foodservice industry. For more than 75 years, NRA has been the leading resource for the foodservice community.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The mission of NSC is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Established in 1905, NFSA aims to put life-saving and property-protecting fire sprinklers into all buildings, provides support and resources for its members, and helps educate authorities having jurisdiction on fire protection issues.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The mission of OSHA is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers.
Ontario Building Code
This site includes opinions and rulings of the Building Code Commission and Building Materials Evaluation Committee, and information about the Ontario Building Code.
Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)
The OBOA is a not-for-profit membership association comprised of more than 2,000 members dedicated to public safety, health and welfare through the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code.
Residential Fire Safety Institute
RFSI is a public interest group created in 1982 to promote fire-safe homes through built-in fire protection and fire safety education.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, maintain a high ethical standard among its members, and foster fire protection engineering education.
Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
The SCC is a federal Crown corporation whose mandate is to foster and promote voluntary standardization for the benefit of industry, consumers and the economy.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP protects U.S. borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate travel and trade.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This federal agency touches the lives of 260 million Americans every day — plus billions of people around the world — by helping American farmers and ranchers earn a good living, protecting U.S. soil and water, conducting research to improve agricultural practices and human nutrition, improving food safety, and many other important activities.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The mission of DOE is to foster a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable, be a responsible steward of U.S. nuclear weapons, clean up DOE facilities, and support continued U.S. leadership in science and technology.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect public health and to safeguard and improve the natural environment — air, water and land — upon which human life depends.
Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA)
WFCA supports, promotes and develops chief officers in the 10 states included in the Western Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and furthers the interests of prevention, control, and mitigation of fire, life safety and all hazards in the region.