Helpful Resources

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs.

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is a member, nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. NSC saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that provides appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA federal regulations cover most private sector workplaces.

American Society of Safety Engineers

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), is the oldest safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE was created partially in response to public outrage over the March 25,1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 148 garment workers in New York who could not escape the building, or died from jumping out of the windows. Originally called the United Association of Casualty Inspectors, the Society was formed to draw attention to the need for workplace safeguards and regulations.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (or NIOSH) is the United States 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) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services.

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