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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

202-293-8020 – www.ansi.org

Voluntary consensus standards pertaining to work and industry, including fall protection, safety equipment, etc. ANSI is the official USA contact for ISO standards.



ASTM International

610-832-9585 – www.astm.org

Full consensus, voluntary standards on a variety of topics including search and rescue operations and equipment.



Cordage Institute (CI)

610-971-4854 – www.ropecord.com

Cordage standards pertaining to all varieties of rope, including life safety rope.



National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

617-770-3000 – www.nfpa.org

Industry consensus standards pertaining to public and firefighter safety. Pertinent standards include professional qualifications, technical rescue, and life safety rope and equipment.



Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

800-321-OSHA (6742) – www.osha.gov

Federal regulatory agency regulating workplace safety through mandatory regulations. Pertinent regulations include fall protection and confined space.


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