The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace safety and health

General

▶AGENCIES

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (Labor Dept.), Compensation and Working Conditions (OCWC), 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., #4130, 20212; (202) 691-6199. Kristen A. Monaco, Associate Commissioner.

General email, NCSinfo@bls.gov

Web, www.bls.gov

Compiles data on occupational safety and health.

Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) (Energy Dept.), Health and Safety, 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., AU-10-GTN, 20585; (301) 903-5926. Fax, (301) 903-3445. Patricia R. Worthington, Director.

Web, http://energy.gov/ehss/organizational-chart/office-health-and-safety

Establishes hazardous-material worker safety and health requirements and expectations for the Energy Dept. and assists in their implementation. Conducts and supports domestic and international hazardous material health studies and programs. Supports the Labor Dept. in the implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #520N, 20004-1710; ...

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