OHS Organizations Around the World

International Organization for Standardization


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 160 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

International Social Security Association


The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations.

National Fire Protection Association


The National Fire Protection Association is a nonprofit aimed at reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards by provideing and advocating consensus codes and standards, reasearch, training and education.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine


The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine is an independent research and development centre that provides background research and promotes healthy lifestyles among Polish workers.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (now SUVA)


Suva, a non-profit company formerly known as the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund, provides accident insurance products, and prevention and rehabilitation services for industrial trading and commercial enterprises in Switzerland.



Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH, is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety.

American Petroleum Institute

logoapiAmerican Pedtroleum Institute (API) is the leading U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, which represents coporations involved in the production, refinement, distribution and other aspects of the petroleum industry.

Canadian Auto Workers Union

logocawCanadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) is the largest private sector union in Canada representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


Canadian Centre for Occupatioanl Health and Safety (CCOHS) promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

Canadian Labour Congress


Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada’s national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

Center to Protect Workers' Rights


The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), now called The Center for Construction Research and Training, is an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.

Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung


Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors.

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