Professional Organizations
The nation’s oldest, largest, and most professional safety organization is available at this site. Members enjoy a BBS system where they can post questions, and receive online answers. Wide variety of training and professional development opportunities are offered to members at discount via this site.

Governmental Entities
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration site provides full text of construction and general industry regulations. Their e-tools section is particularly well-regarded by working safety professionals.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s site has full text of air, water, and ground contamination legislation with a “key topics” list to assist in finding what you seek.
The Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration site provides full text of mine safety requirements—many of which affect industries that use mineral products. A list of special initiatives in included to help anticipate enforcement priorities.

UCLA and UCI form the basis of NIOSH’s Southern California Education and Research Center.  They have many courses of interest to ASSELA Members.  For more information on current course offerings and scheduling go to their website:  or contact coordinator Arlene Feingold at UCLA:  (310) 473-0434  or  email:
The Department of Transportation’s site provides the “TransStats” database, and a “quick-answers” link to transportation-related questions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site offers vehicle information and highway safety statistics.
The Centers for Disease Control site offers current information of bioterror threats and epidemiology information.
Is a subset of the CDC site, but is specific to occupational health and safety topics.
The Voluntary Programs Participants Association is for companies interested in participating in OSHA’s programs. This site provides all needed information with a multitude of background on the program and participants.
The Minerals Management Service’s site provides everything from offshore information to a kids page.

Non-Governmental Standards
The American National Standards Institute is a membership/subscription based organization that is the repository for most consensus and non-regulatory standards in the U.S. Access to standards is by added cost to users.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers publishes numerous codes and standards for a wide variety of equipment. They are commonly known for their boiler and pressure vessel standards. Their publications are sold via this website.
This organization, formerly known as the American Society of Testing and Materials, is now called “ASTM-International.” They provide standards and technical publications on a cash basis via this website.
The American Welding Society has numerous articles on welding at this website. Their publications include “best practice” manuals and code-and-standard information.
The National Fire Protection Association publishes standards for buildings, storage areas, sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, and much more, including the ubiquitous “Life Safety Code.” NFPA’s materials are sold via this site.

General Safety Related Information
This site bills itself as the “Free Safety Site” on the net. The contents are useful, and are free for download.

Specialty Sites
The site of the American Building Contractors has information on construction and construction safety.
This site has up-to-date MSDS information on a wide variety of materials.