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ANSI
american national stardards institute.
a private not for profit org that coordinates US private sectore voluntary standards dept
ASME
american socitety of mechanical engineers
issues design, mechanical and structural standards for components of central piping sys
ASTM
amerian society for testing and materials
non profit aids in the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for med devices and many consumer products
CGA
compressed gas assoc
developed safety standards involving cylinders fittings and connections
DOT
Dept of Transportation
reg cylinder manufacture and testing . Transport of hazardous materials including compressed gas and cryogenic liquids
EPA
ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
establishes standards and administers regs concerning potential and actual enviromental hazards
FDA
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
agency of Dept of human health services. Enforces regs and standards concering purity of med gases and their and their manufacture packaging and labeling
HHS
Dept of Health and human services
principal gov agency dealing with health and social svcs
subsets: FDA,CDC and prevention,National institutes of Health and health care financing admin aka medicare and medicaid
ICC
interstate commerce comission
gov bureau before 1967 did what the DOT does now
ISO
internat'l standards org
world wide agency coordination and establishing technologic standards in manufacturing and safety
NFPA
national fire protection agency
private independant agency agency that recommends standards related to fire safety. gov bldg and safety codes
NIOSH
national institute of occupational safety and health
part of cdc conducts research and makes recommendations for the prevention of work related disease and injury
OSHA
occupational safety and health admin
agency of dept of labor enforces and establishes standards of safety in the work place
TC
Transport Canada
canadian gov agency that adminsters regs for manufacture and testing of compressed gas cylinders and their distribution
USP/NP
UNITED STATES PHARMACOPOEIA/NATIONAL FOMULARY
non profit private org founded to develope officially recoginzed quality stndards for drugs including med gases.
N-79
a committe of american ANSI that establishes standards for oxygen and respiratory anesthesia equip and devices