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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

The Division of Workplace Programs (DWP) is mandated by Executive Order and Public Law to provide oversight for: (1) the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program aimed at elimination of illicit drug use in the Federal workforce; and (2) the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP), which certifies laboratories to conduct forensic drug testing for the Federal agencies and for some federally-regulated industries. Additionally, DWP addresses primary substance abuse prevention through comprehensive drug-free and health/wellness workplace programs. These programs promote safer, healthier, and more productive workplaces. Interventions incorporate a continuum of scientifically-based components, including substance abuse awareness, health/wellness, health risk assessments, brief screenings, drug testing, early identification, intervention, treatment, recovery, and reintegration assisting employees, families and their communities. DWP is committed with helping workplaces meet the demands of health care reform along while reducing health care costs.

Review Date: July 05, 2011

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National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. Using a database that contains descriptions of health-related organizations, NHIC staff refer people to the most appropriate resource. Spanish language information specialists are available.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a Federal agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with responsibility for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injuries. The Institute's day-to-day functions include: investigating potentially hazardous working conditions as requested by employers or employees; evaluating hazards in the workplace, ranging from chemicals to machinery; creating and disseminating methods for preventing disease, injury, and disability; and conducting research and providing scientifically valid recommendations for protecting workers.

Review Date: July 20, 2011

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NIOSH Information Inquiry Service

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 800-number is a toll-free technical information service that provides convenient public access to NIOSH and its information resources. The service is available to anyone in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands.

Review Date: August 24, 2011

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to encourage employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards and implement new or improved safety and health programs; establish separate but dependent responsibilities and rights for employers and employees to achieve better safety and health conditions; maintain a reporting and record-keeping system to monitor job-related injuries and illnesses; develop mandatory job safety and health standards and enforce them; and provide for the development, analysis, evaluation, and approval of State occupational safety and health programs. The Act provides six distinct provisions for protecting the safety and health of Federal workers on the job. OSHA also encourages a broad range of voluntary workplace improvement efforts, including consultation programs, training and education efforts, grants to establish safety and health competence, and a variety of similar programs.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

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Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, youth employment and special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

Review Date: February 14, 2010

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American Industrial Hygiene Association

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is an international professional organization of industrial hygienists and allied specialists devoted to promoting the study and control of environmental factors affecting the health of workers. The AIHA coordinates the industrial hygiene activities of diverse groups and agencies, issues a variety of technical publications for both employers and employees, conducts industrial hygiene training courses and workshops, publishes a bi-monthly journal, a monthly news magazine, sponsors annual conferences, and offers four grades of membership to individuals and institutions. The AIHA strives to further the science and art devoted to the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors and stresses in the workplace, and to prevent sickness, impaired health, loss of well-being, significant discomfort, and loss of efficiency among workers and citizens in the nearby community.

Review Date: January 16, 2009

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Chesapeake Region Safety Council

The Chesapeake Region Safety Council is a private, non-profit, non-governmental public service organization whose mission is to provide the safety training and education that will reduce disabling injuries and save lives. The organization serves businesses and citizens in Maryland, Delaware and the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan region, and is a chapter of the National Safety Council, the premier safety organization in the United States.

Review Date: May 18, 2011

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National Association for Health and Fitness

The National Association for Health and Fitness was founded in 1977 by staff of the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States and its territories through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles by fostering and supporting Governor's and State Councils on physical fintess and sports in every state and U.S Territory.

Review Date: September 14, 2010

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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.(NCADD), founded in 1944, is a national, nonprofit organization combating alcoholism, other drug addictions, and related problems. NCADD's major programs include prevention and education, public information, public policy advocacy, and publications. NCADD's network of more than 100 State and local nonprofit affiliates conduct similar activities in their areas and provide information and referral services to families and individuals seeking help with an alcohol- or other drug-related problem. NCADD sponsors National Alcohol Awareness Month in April and Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week in May. NCADD operates a toll-free number, (800)NCA-CALL, for information about alcoholism and the name of the NCADD affiliate in your area.

Review Date: June 26, 2008

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National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) is dedicated to preventing illnesses, injuries, and deaths among farmers and ranchers, agricultural and horticultural workers, their families, and their employees.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

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Public Health Foundation

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is a national, non-profit organization that focuses on applied research, technical assistance, and training around issues of public health infrastructure and information systems, workforce development, and performance management and improvement. The Foundation's Board of Directors comprises two state health officers, two local public health officers, one local board of health member, and four individuals from academic, private sector, and other public health agency settings. PHF assists health agencies and other community health system organizations by providing objective information in areas such as health improvement planning, understanding and using data, and improving performance.

Review Date: December 15, 2010

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Wellness Councils of America

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) was established as a national not-for-profit organization in the mid 1980's. WELCOA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all working Americans. The WELCOA serves business leaders, workplace wellness practitioners, public health professionals and consultants of all kinds by producing leading-edge worksite wellness publications and health information; conducting trainings that help worksite wellness practitioners create and sustain results-oriented wellness programs and creating resources that promote healthier lifestyles for all working.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

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