Government Resources

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
    • Website: osha.gov
    • Function: Ensures safe and healthy working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
  2. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL):
    • Website: dol.gov
    • Function: Oversees federal labor laws covering workers’ rights, workplace safety, wages, and unemployment insurance.
  3. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA):
    • Website: fhwa.dot.gov
    • Function: Oversees the construction, maintenance, and preservation of the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels.
  4. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):
    • Website: usace.army.mil
    • Function: Provides engineering services, including construction of infrastructure such as dams, canals, and flood protection projects.
  5. General Services Administration (GSA):
    • Website: gsa.gov
    • Function: Provides centralized procurement for the federal government, overseeing construction and maintenance of federal buildings.
  6. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
    • Website: epa.gov
    • Function: Enforces environmental regulations that affect construction projects, such as water and air quality standards.
  7. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):
    • Website: nist.gov
    • Function: Develops and promotes measurement standards, including those applicable to construction materials and processes.
  8. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
    • Website: hud.gov
    • Function: Focuses on national policies and programs that address America‚Äôs housing needs, improve and develop the nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws.
  9. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
    • Website: fema.gov
    • Function: Supports citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards, including construction-related activities post-disasters.
  10. Small Business Administration (SBA):
    • Website: sba.gov
    • Function: Provides support to small businesses, including those in the construction industry, through loans, grants, and other financial assistance programs.