The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency under the Department of Labor that sets and enforces occupational health and safety regulations, such as the permissible exposure limits (PELs).
OSHA’s mission is to provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships: and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the 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) in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections.
AIHA's more than 10,000 members are highly educated professionals; 96 percent are college graduates, 61 percent hold master's degrees, and 6 percent possess doctoral degrees.
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has been considered a well-respected organization by individuals in the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industry for over 65 years.
ACGIH is best known for its book, Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents & Biological Exposure Indices, which lists more than 700 chemical substances and physical agents, as well as more than 50 Biological Exposure Indices for selected chemicals.
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) , a not-for-profit corporation, was organized to improve the practice and educational standards of the profession of industrial hygiene including offering certification examinations to industrial hygienists; acknowledging individuals who successfully complete the examination by issuing a certificate; requiring Diplomates to maintain their certification by submitting evidence of continued professional development; and maintaining records and publishing a roster of certificate holders for the profession and the public.
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) was established in 1995 to promote uniform standards, procedures, and protocols in the indoor air quality (IAQ) industry. Since its inception, IAQA has become a leader in training and education for IAQ practitioners. The association is committed to education and research, and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas within the emerging IAQ field.
Army-Related Information and Distance Learning Links
The Army Portal, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) , is a primary component of the Army Knowledge Management (AKM) strategy and the Army Transformation. As the single point of entry into a robust and scalable knowledge management system, AKO is strategically changing the way the Army does business. By enabling greater knowledge sharing among Army communities, AKM fosters improved decision dominance by commanders and business stewards in the battlespace, organizations, and Army's mission processes.
The United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACR/SAFETY CENTER) supports the Army by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating actionable information to assist leaders, soldiers, families, and civilians in preserving and protecting the Army's combat resources.
The Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) , is the formal nonresident extension of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Service schools' curriculum.
The Federal Executive Institute and the Management Development Centers are dedicated to developing career leaders for the federal government. Three centers, in Charlottesville, Virginia; Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and Denver, Colorado offer exceptional residential learning environments and are staffed with program directors, seminar leaders, and facilitators drawn from America's elite corps of training professionals.
The Defense Environmental Network & Information Exchange (DENIX) is the central platform and information clearinghouse for environment, safety, and occupational health (ESOH) news, information, policy, and guidance.
Serving the worldwide Department of Defense (DoD) community, DENIX offers ESOH professionals a vast document library, a gateway to Web-based environmental compliance tools, an interactive workgroup environment, a variety of groupware tools, and an active membership community numbering thousands.
DENIX provides ESOH professionals with an up-to-date, multifunctional resource to assist in preserving and protecting the natural environment, achieving greater energy efficiency, providing a safer and healthier work environment, and meeting readiness and compliance needs of Congressional and DoD ESOH requirements.
Army-Related Publication and Document Links
The Army Publishing Directorate is the Army's leader in publishing and distributing information products, employing advanced technologies to ensure responsive support worldwide. Their primary mission is supplying official authenticated information to enhance the readiness of the total force.
Army's Civilian Personnel On-Line provides a self-service Civilian Human Resources (CHR) informational, operational, and e-business resource for Army civilian personnel, professionals, managers, employees, and the public at large.
Envisioned as a single source of information regarding Army civilian employment opportunities, benefits, conditions, and policies, it serves as a central repository of innovative tools to facilitate the administration of a diverse range of CHR programs.
Department of Defense (DoD) Links
DoD Safety, Health, Fire & Emergency Services protect personnel, property, and mission capabilities through informed risk decisions at the appropriate level of leadership.
The DoD Ergonomics Working Group provides practical, user-friendly information on program development; organizational culture and change; metrics; program implementation and management; best practices; self assessments; cost benefit and return on investments; marketing and communication; ergonomic assessment tools, products, and intranet programs; workstation design; and research initiatives.