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Home pages of professional associations, institutes and non-profit organizations in the United States.

Actuarial Societies

Actuarial associations and organizations. Casualty Actuary Society. Society of Actuaries.

Business Societies

Organizations and associations for business executives, small business and women in business.

Chemical Societies

Organizations related to toxicology, chemical engineering, hazardous substance research, etc.

Claims Associations

Societies and professional associations related to insurance claims management.

Contractor Associations

Associations dedicated to construction trades. American Subcontractors Association, Home Builders Institute. National Association of Home Builders. Associated Builders and Contractors.

Dentistry Associations

In addition to the ADA, includes associations for dental hygienists and for specialties in dentistry such as orthodontics, periodontology, prosthodontists. American Dental Association. American Dental Hygienists Association.

Disaster Associations

Organizations focused on disasters and emergency preparednesss. Disaster Prevention & Recovery Alliance.

Environmental Societies

Center for policy research & technical assistance on global environmental & development. Solid Waste Association of North America, STAPPA, ALAPCO.

Financial Societies

Financial associations examples: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Fire Safety Societies

Professional associations for professionals interested in arson investigation, fire chiefs, fire equipment distributors, burglar & fire alarms, fire sprinklers, etc. International Association of Arson Investigators. National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors. National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. National Fire Sprinkler Association.

Health Societies

National & international organizations that promote health, fitness, nutrition, etc. American Red Cross. National Health Council. American Lung Association. American Heart Association. Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Assocation. International Food Information Council.

Human Resources

Employee relations. Compensation. Temporary staffing services. Workplace learning and performance. Benefits. SHRM - Society for Human Resources Management. National Association of Temporary & Staffing Services. National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. International Foundation of Benefit Plans. Integrated Benefits Institute. American Society for Training and Development. American Compensation Association.

Insurance Societies

Variety of insurance industry-related organizations. Insurance fraud (IFB). State WC (CWCI). Insurance agents (IIAA). Consumer information (III). Research (SIR). International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commmissions (IAIABC).

Law Societies

Legal research centers. Organizations on topics such as: Alternative dispute resolution. Structured settlements. Health care liability. American Arbitration Association. American Judicature Society. Federation of Regulatory Council. Health Care Liability Alliance. Institute for Civil Justice. National Employment Lawyers' Association. National Structured Settlements Trade Association.

Medical Societies

Professional medical associations, academies and colleges. Cancer society. Accreditation of healthcare (JCAHO). American Cancer Society. Arthritis Foundation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Mental Health Societies

Associations for psychologists, psychiatry, etc. American Psychological Society. American Psychological Association. Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Occupational Medicine

Organizations related to occupational medicine. American Association of Medical Review Officers. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics. Medical Review Officer Certification Council. National Association of Occupational Health Professionals.

Quality Societies

Organizations dedicated to quality & benchmarking. Benchmarking Exchange. American Society for Quality Control. American Productivity & Quality Center.

Radiation Societies

Organizations that collect, analyze, develop & disseminate information about radiation protection. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Risk Management

Associations for risk managers. Self-insurance. Public risk. Health care risk management. Organizations such as: CPCU, RIMS, Risk Theory Society, ARIA, PARMA, PRIMA.

Safety Societies

Societies & councils who promote workplace safety & health, accreditate safety professionals, etc. Industrial safety equipment. National Safety Council. ASSE. ISEA. Industrial Safety Equipment Organization. Safety Equipment Distributors Association.

Security Societies

Organizations dedicated to the security profession. National Crime Victim Center. National Crime Victim Center. American Society for Industrial Security. Computer Security Institute.

Standards Institutes

Standards-based organizations such as: ANSI, FM, ICBO, ICC, IEC, BOCA, ASHRAE, IEC, IFC, NBIC, NFPA, NSFI, SEI, SBCCI, UL, UCC.

Tax Institutes

Professional organizations and institutes for tax professionals.


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