Environmental health specialists, sanitarians, building and plumbing inspectors, and water utility operators face continuing challenges to protect the public health and safety of the citizens in their communities. This is accomplished by the implementation of programs, services, and regulations aimed at developing a person's awareness, attitude, and behavior to promote public health and safety for the benefit of the community.
As an independent, not-for-profit organization, NSF offers programs and services to augment and support the work of regulatory officials. This includes the development of public health standards, certification of products to those standards, and education and training in all areas of environmental health, including air, water, and food safety. NSF also registers companies under the ISO 9000 series of standards and ISO 14001 standards for environmental management systems. NSF also verifies and validates HACCP systems for food safety and offers a registration program for HACCP and ISO 9000.
NSF's Regulatory Affairs program also works with state and local government agencies to develop appropriate language for legislation and regulations and to specify NSF/ANSI Public Health Standards for certification. NSF works with official code bodies in the development of model building, mechanical, and plumbing codes to recognize and require products certified under applicable product standards. If an authority believes that an NSF Certified product does not meet an applicable NSF/ANSI Standard, NSF investigates the product and its use. If the complaint is valid, NSF works with the applicable manufacturer to obtain corrective action.
NSF International is your public health and safety resource.