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For more information on professional society guidelines and regulations please visit the sites below.

In the United States

Internationally (outside of the USA)


There are many regulatory organizations around the world that work to ensure the safety of the products and services deployed in the medical field. Cantel consistently exceeds those standards throughout the industry and is a leader in the field when it comes to maintaining a healthy environment for both patients and medical organizations. Below are links to some of the most prominent organizations.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad as well as providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promote health through strong partnerships.  CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

The NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related diseases and injury.  This institute is part of the CDC.


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends.  For 30 years, the EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug administration protects the public health by providing reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and by eliminating unnecessary human exposure to radiation emitted from electronic products.


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

JCAHO is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies over 18,000 healthcare organizations in the United States.  It is recognized as a symbol of quality and reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain health standards.  Their mission is to continuously improve healthcare for the public by monitoring and evaluating organizations and encouraging them to reach the highest quality of care.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America.  Since the agency was created in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent.  At the same time, U.S. employment has nearly doubled.