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GCat: US Laws and Regulations
MCat: Regulations

Full text of regulations of interest to risk managers, insurance, environmental safety & health, occupational medicine, human resource managers, etc. - over 30 categories of federal and industry standards and codes (e.g, ADA, CFR, DOT, EPA, FDA, HFCA, OSHA, etc.) Most include the text of US national industry standards & federal laws with interpretations of specific passages and resources to assist with compliance. Note: in general, the industry standards are not available in full text here - catalog ordering information provided in these cases, such as ANSI/ISO, NFPA, ASTM, ASAE, NEC and others.

Also refer to Categories: Fleet - Laws. Human Resources - Laws. International (all). International Countries (all). State Governments - (all) - includes local government municipal codes USA Government (all)


Full text of the American with Disabilities Act.. Accessibility guidelines. Pre-employment information. Checklist for existing facilities. Online employer handbook provides guidance on employment of the disabled. US Department of Justice assistance on ADA compliance. the relationship of psychiatric disabilities to benefit plans and the ADA.

AHRI Standards

Full text of the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) standards


American National Standards Institute online catalog - ordering information. No online access. Fees.

ASABE Standards

American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) Standards


EPA Asbestos Laws and Regulations. AHERA: Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act. ASHAA: Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act.

ASCE Standards

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standards


Standards for the heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning industries from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers


Ordering information for ASTM standards. No online access. Fees.


Resource materials relating to state laws for bicycles, electric bicycles, scooters, mopeds, etc


Information including the text of laws and regulations plus guidance to assist with compliance to US federal biosafety laws.


Full text of US Title Codes 33 and 46. US Coast Guard requirements for recreational boaters. Federal Register Notices on boating safety.


Ordering information for building code standards such as Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, National Electric Code. Full text of the Savings in Construction Act of 1996 - metric requirements in federal construction.


Full text of laws promulgated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


US Copyright law - text of the law - pending legislation - information circulars.


industry guidance and official federal information on consumer product safety regulations.


US federal laws on Espionage, Terrorism, National Security, Law Enforcement, Export Control, Information Protection, Encryption, Miscellaneous.


US Department of Labor laws and complicance assistance for Family and Medical Leave Act, Employment Standards Administration, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration. Full text of the state labor laws available on the internet.


Full text of 49 CFR and all amendments. Includes Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and more. Full text of the state transportation laws available on the internet.


US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission laws and guidance.


Full text of EPA environmental statutes - clean air, superfund, clean water, etc. EPA-related Federal Register documents. Advisory letters from the EPA providing interpretations to questions related to EPA regs. Full text of the state environmental laws available on the internet.


Full text of the federal law - Employee Retirement Income Security Act by section. Full text of PBGC regulations designed to protect American worker pensions.


Provides access to the full text of Title 14 CFR Parts 1-199 Federal Aviation Regulations, 14 CFR Part 67 - FAA Medical Standards and Certification, etc.


Includes the full text of the legislation and guidance on the general requirements of FDA laws and regulations.


Full text of the law and of a guide to assist with compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act.


Full text of the US Freedom of Information Act. US Department of Justice materials on FOIA.


Full text of an Act to require that certain fasteners sold in commerce conform to the specifications to which they are represented to be manufactured, to provide for accreditation of laboratories engaged in fastener testing, to require inspection, testing, and certification, in accordance with standardized methods, of fasteners used in critical applications to increase fastener quality and reduce the danger of fastener failure, and for other purposes.


Full text of 16 CFR Parts 0 to 999 - Commercial Practices Chapter 1 Federal Trade Commission


Full text of DOT regulations, rulings, interpretations and guidance related to hazardous materials transport.


Links to the health departments for each state. Full text of the state health laws for those available on the internet.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., creates standards for the electrical & information technologies.


Full text of US immigration laws.


Links to the insurance departments for each state. Full text of the state insurance laws for those available on the internet.


Communications Decency Act. Telecommunications Act. Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Copyright Act.Lanham/Trademark Act. Anti-Dilution Act.


Explanation of the ISO organization & how to order standards.


Downloadable files on lead-based paint regulations from HUD and lead standards from OSHA. Abstracts of state statutes on lead hazard reduction, lead abatement, lead disposal, lead poisoning.


Full text of US Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act standards and compliance assistance.


Full text of US Mining Safety & Health Administration standards and compliance assistance.


Full text of all sections of NAFTA - Canada, Mexico and USA - free trade agreement.


Full text of National Board Inspection Code interpretations for boilers and pressure vessels - 1995. Ordering information for the National Board Inspection Code.


National Fire Protection Association - As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety through the adoption and enforcement of key ANSI codes and standards, NFPA is making all of its codes and standards available for review online by the public.


National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health documents on proposed standards.


National Labor Relations Board rules and regulations. Decisions and orders.


Full text of all Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards.


Full text of EPA & FDA regulations relating to pesticides: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).


US regulations on the collection, maintenance, use & dissemination of personal information.


Full text of radiation regulations and reference materials from a variety of sources in the US government. TLV exposure criteria. Full text of the state radiation laws available on the internet.


Links to the full text of US federal securities laws, regulations, rules, etc. Information on securities law including federal law, commentary and state law.


US laws on social security, rulings, recent legislation, welfare reform information, etc.

Tax Codes

Full text of US internal revenue service laws. Download or view online IRS forms and publications, as well as state tax forms - for individuals and for business.


Resources and regulations related to the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Full text of US Uniform Commercial Code laws.


Support materials related to UPC standards for product identification. The text of the standards are NOT available here.

USA Codes

Titles 1 - 50 of the United States Codes. Replication of the 6-month calendar published by the Office of the Federal Register in April & Oct. Understanding the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Search engines for US federal and state laws in the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, Congressional Record, state legislation resources, federal court opinions, etc.

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