Federal Government / Regulatory Agencies

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency — FEMA — is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA’s mission has been clear: to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) - Dedicated to industrial chemical safety and protecting workers, the public, and the environment.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - Since OSHA was created in 1970, the agency’s mission has been clear and unwavering for nearly twenty-five years: “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions.” That mission–to save lives, prevent injuries and illnesses, and to protect the health of America’s workers–remains vital today.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends.

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) - The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which is a division of the United States Department of Transportation, is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.