Resources

Our Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers makes no warranty implied or expressed to the accuracy, completeness, or relevance of any information provided in the sites shown below. These links are provided for informational purposes only.

ASSE Links
ASSE Region IV Chapter Websites
Safety & Health Education

Southeastern Louisiana University offers Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Health & Environment and Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety, Health & Environment degrees. Both degree programs are designed to provide an academically comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates with the ability and competency to become highly qualified safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental professionals.

Other Safety Organizations
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.

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.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health site is a subset of the CDC site, but is specific to occupational health and safety topics.

The Minerals Management Service has been replaced with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement. Their websites are www.boem.gov and www.bsee.gov respectively. BOEM is responsible for managing environmentally and economically responsible development of the nation’s offshore resources. BSEE is responsible for safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas operations, including permitting and inspections, of offshore oil and gas operations.

Non-Governmental Standards

The American Association of Industrial Hygienists is dedicated to the Elimination of workplace illnesses.

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.