Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

847-325-5860

www.acctinfo.org

ACCT develops, refines and publishes standards for installing, maintaining and managing challenge courses, provides forums for education and professional development and advocates for the challenge course industry.

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.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

847-699-2929

www.asse.org

America’s oldest and largest professional safety organization for professionals managing, supervising and consulting on safety, health, and environmental issues.

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.

Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)

www.mra.org

Volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and safety education.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

703-222-6277

www.nasar.org

Membership organization furthering professional, literary and scientific knowledge and training in rescue fields.

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.

National Park Service (NPS)

202-208-6843

www.nps.gov

Federal organization that oversees national parks and what happens in them.

National Safety Council (NSC)

630-285-1121

www.nsc.org

A membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

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.

Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT®)

www.sprat.org

Resource for information, networking, and support for companies and workers who use on-the-job rope access techniques.