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The AIHA is influential in driving H&S from the industrial hygiene perspective. The AIHA serves the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations. AIHA was formed in 1939 and is accredited by ANSI to create standards. Amongst others AIHA has created the ANSI/AIHA Z88 standard for respirator fit test methods. AIHA offers a number of educational resources, and publishes a monthly magazine The Synergist as well as the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. President is Donald Hart..

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The practices also account for modern conditions in the industry, including new materials, equipment and techniques; more diversity among workers; more temporary and contract workers; and an increased risk for occupational musculoskeletal disorders resulting from a sedentary lifestyle and aging workers.


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ASSE is influential in bringing workplace H&S concerns to the forefront, as well as working with ANSI to develop standards. Amongst others, ASSE has developed commonly known standards such as the ANSI Z87 standard for protective eyewear, and ANSI Z359 for fall protection. ASSE was formed in 1911 and provides research, actively serves on relevant committees, and lobbies for workplace H&S concerns. ASSE publishes a monthly periodical called Professional Safety. The President of ASSE is Christopher Patton.


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OSHA is a federal agency that develops and enforces workplace H&S standards for the majority of the private sector (and the U.S. Postal Service) through a formal rulemaking process. OSHA is under the U.S. Department of Labor, and was created in 1970 with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. OSHA regulations are published in section 29 (Labor) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). 29 CFR 1910 applies to general industry, and 29 CFR 1926 applies to the construction industry. The lead administrator for OSHA is assistant secretary of labor
Dr. David Michaels.

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The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum exists to communicate and consult with key stakeholders, including local and national government bodies, equipment manufacturers, trade associations, professional associations and trade unions. The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities that can improve industry health and safety performance.

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MSHA enforces compliance to H&S standards at all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States without exception. MSHA also approves and certifies certain mining products for use in underground coal and gassy underground metal mines, and publishes these products at their website. MSHA was established in 1977 as a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Labor, and administers the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act. MSHA standards are published in section 30 (Mineral) CFR 1 through 199. Joe Main is the head of MSHA, and is thus the Assistant Secretary to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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The NFPA provides and advocates consensus codes and standards for the fire safety industry. Additionally, NFPA provides research, training, and education in the area of fire safety. NFPA was established in 1896, is an international non-profit association, and is accredited by ANSI to create standards. Amongst others, the ANSI/NFPA 1971, 2007 edition standard is the certification benchmark for the elements of the ensemble for body protection in structural firefighting. NFPA publishes a number of catalogs/brochures, as well as the Fire Prevention Week periodical. James M. Shannon is the President of NFPA.