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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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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1966. Its highest priority is to reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes, improve highway safety by promoting both safer vehicles and safer driving practices, sets and enforces Federal safety standards for all new motor vehicles, investigates alleged safety defects and orders recalls where necessary, and conducts extensive research on improving vehicle safety. The NHTSA provides financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, awards grants to states for highway safety and to help combat drunk driving, works closely with private organizations to promote a broad range of driver and traffic safety programs, including programs to combat drunk driving, encourages use of safety belts and child safety seats, improve emergency medical services, driver licensing, traffic recordkeeping and traffic law enforcement, investigates odometer fraud, sets bumper, fuel economy and vehicle theft standards and develops crashworthiness of new cars. The NHTSA maintains a toll-free hotline for consumer complaints on auto safety, reporting alleged defects, requests for auto safety recall information, and consumer publications on traffic and highway safety.

Review Date: December 09, 2010

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board

This Board's mandate is improve worker and community safety through: conducting investigations and reporting on findings regarding causes of chemical accidents at fixed facilities;" evaluating and advising Congress on the effectiveness of and any duplication of effort among 14 other federal agencies in preventing industrial chemical accidents; conducting special studies; and developing and communicating recommended actions (based on research and investigative findings) to improve the safety of operations involved in the production, transportation, and industrial handling, use and disposal of chemicals.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency that was created in 1972 by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act. CPSC has jurisdiction over about 15,000 types of consumer products, from automatic-drip coffee makers to toys to lawn mowers. Some types of products, however, are covered by other federal agencies. For example, cars, trucks and motorcycles are covered by the Department of Transportation; drugs and cosmetics are covered by the Food and Drug Administration; alcohol, tobacco and firearms are covered by the Department of the Treasury. CPSC works to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths from consumer products by: developing voluntary standards with industry; issuing and enforcing mandatory standards: banning consumer products if no feasible standard would adequately protect the public; obtaining the recall of products or arranging for their repair; conducting research on potential product hazards; informing and educating consumers through the media, state and local governments, private organizations, and by responding to consumer inquiries.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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American Red Cross, National Headquarters

The American Red Cross has prepared people to save lives through health and safety education and training. From first aid and CPR training to swimming and life guarding, disaster education, HIV/AIDS education and Babysitter's Training, American Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead safer and healthier lives. The Red Cross constantly strives to respond to the preparedness concerns of Americans at home, in school and in the workplace. Innovative programs also include teaching lay persons and professionals how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association is a non-profit organization serving children and adults throughout the United States with severe craniofacial deformities resulting from birth defects, injuries, or disease. There is never a charge for any service provided. FACES provides financial assistance for expenses incurred while traveling away from home to a craniofacial center for reconstructive surgery and/or evaluation, based on financial and medical need of the family. FACES furnishes information about craniofacial centers and publishes a brochure which further details the scope of our organization. FACES provides referrals to other available resources and organizations, maintains up-to-date information on specific diseases or birth defects, and assists in getting families in touch with other families who have a child with the same disorder.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Review Date: October 28, 2009

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HelpHOPELive

HelpHOPELive (formerly, the National Transplant Assistance Fund) helps families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation (solid organ, bone marrow, stem cell or tissue) and catastrophic injury (spinal cord, traumatic brain and/or amputation). Established in 1983 by medical professionals, NTAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania, that provides expert fundraising guidance to patients, families and communities nationwide, while offering fiscal accountability for funds raised.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage that result from crashes on the nation's roads. The IIHS’s research focuses on three main areas: human factors, or preventing crashes by changing driver behavior; vehicle factors, or reducing deaths and injuries by improving vehicle design; and environmental factors, or changing roadway design, signs, and signals to reduce crashes. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization that was established in 1896. The company’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. With a membership that includes more than 75,000 individuals from nearly 100 nations NFPA is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety.

Review Date: January 20, 2011

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National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council, Inc. (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name National Safe Boating Committee. The NSBC presently has a membership of over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations, all with an interest in boating safety and education. The NSBC membership is diverse, with approximately 65% of the membership being nonprofit organizations and 35% being for-profit organizations. The NSBC is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education. The National Safe Boating Council accomplishes this mission by conducting a series of on-going National Campaigns to promote safe boating, providing opportunities to work directly with national and international leaders in boating education, improving the professional development of boating safety educators, distributing safe boating information, developing and recognizing outstanding boating safety programs, and supporting research initiatives that strengthen boating education and safety awareness.

Review Date: December 16, 2010

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National Safety Council

The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. From OSHA compliance and workplace safety, to motor vehicle safety and first aid, NSC offers products and training to educate your employees, their families and your community on preventing and responding to emergency situations.

Review Date: December 27, 2010

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Poison Prevention Week Council

The National Poison Prevention Week Council includes 33 members representing national organizations and federal agencies with an interest in and commitment to programs aimed at preventing unintentional poisonings. The council coordinates the National Poison Prevention Week during the third week in March each year to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the council conducts a nationwide poster contest to engage the community in helping to ensure the safety of children and adults.

Review Date: August 26, 2011

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Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter, founded in 1980 by a pediatrician after a nurse's child choked to death in the care of an adult babysitter, is a non-profit, medically oriented instructional program for teenagers aged 11-13. The goal of the 6 1/2 hour or 12 1/2 hour course is to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children in the care of adolescent babysitters. Courses are taught nationwide by trained instructors in hospitals, schools, service organizations and other community-minded groups registered to offer the pre-developed curriculum. The course stresses how to handle major and minor emergencies, basic child care and how to be an ethical babysitter. There is a $10-75 fee; scholarships are available for those unable to pay.

Review Date: August 13, 2010

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ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation’s mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy. The ThinkFirst Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing program materials, training and support to more than 175 ThinkFirst chapters worldwide, that provide dynamic presentations to students of all ages. Health educators and ThinkFirst VIP speakers, who share their personal testimony of experiencing a brain or spinal cord injury, increase participants’ knowledge as to how injuries occur and how important it is to make safe choices pertaining to vehicle safety, sports safety, and the prevention of falls and violence. Visit www.thinkfirst.org for Facts and Prevention Tips.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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