Safety Organizations

International bodies that keep an eye on workplace health and safety

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

International Safety Organizations This federal agency establishes partnerships and encourages constant improvement in the areas of workplace health and safety with outreach programs and continuing education and training. An OSHA endeavor called Making the Business Case for Safety and Health.

General information about the program can be found on OSHA's website

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH is a federal agency established to help assure healthy and safe working conditions for men and women in the workforce by providing training, education, research, and information related to the field of occupational safety and health.

Visit NIOSH

National Safety Council (NSC)

A nonprofit, nongovernmental resource for information related to the prevention of accidental injury or death, the National Safety Council focuses on research and statistics, fact sheets, consulting services, training and industry related events, as well as producing Safety and Health Magazine and a bilingual safety video library (English and Spanish).

Visit NSC

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Founded in 1911 and guided by a board of directors, the ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization, with 30,000 members who manage, supervise, research and consult on occupational safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.

Visit ASSE

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Self-governed by a voluntary board of directors, the CSSE is the leading Canadian organization for professionals focused on health and safety. Through working relationships with governmental agencies, industry and safety organizations, the CSSE promotes greater awareness of the issues surrounding health and safety in the workplace.

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International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)

The ISEA is the U.S.-based trade association for companies that manufacture safety equipment. Its members include world leaders in the design and manufacture of clothing and safety equipment. ISEA member companies aim to promote the standardization of safety equipment and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Visit ISEA

International Association of Safety Professionals (IASP)

This trade association of safety professionals is dedicated to creating a properly managed safety culture - with a focus on producing employees who take an active role in training and identify potential hazards in the workplace, thus establishing the foundation for an effective culture of safety.

Visit IASP

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

AFL-CIO consists of 54 national and international volunteer member unions whose members have been a significant force in America for enabling working people to build better lives and futures for their families.

Visit AFL-CIO

U.S. / European Cooperation on Workplace Safety and Health

This group is a joint effort between the governments of the United States and the European Union. Their website is a portal for all current news and regulatory documents related to workplace safety and health as it pertains to both continents.

Tri-National Working Group of Government Experts on Workplace Safety and Health

This working group is composed of government occupational safety and health experts from the U.S., Mexico and Canada, working together to improve living standards and working conditions. Its members make technical recommendations to their respective ministers of labor on workplace safety issues.

Visit the Tri-National Working Group

International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

ICOH is an international, nongovernmental professional society whose aims are to foster the knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. Founded in 1906 in Milan and operating in the official languages of English and French, ICOH is the world's leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health.

Visit ICOH

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

The IEA is a federation of 42 societies from around the globe that focus on ergonomics and human factors. Governed by a council and run by an executive committee, the IEA promotes the international exchange of scientific information through conferences and meetings worldwide.

Visit IEA

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

CCOHS is a Canadian federal government agency focused on the elimination of all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. CCOHS has a mandated, impartial approach to the dissemination of information about workplace health and safety.

Visit CCOHS

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work - and to eliminating it altogether. This site covers everything from policies and programs to legal issues and legislation. Visit them at

Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET)

CROETweb.com is an occupational safety and health resource directory sponsored by the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. CROETweb.com contains links to hundreds of occupational safety and health resources focusing on day-to-day workplace issues.

Visit CROETweb

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