<ul><li>The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. </li></ul>
<ul><li>EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think. </li></ul><ul><li>The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>When the FTC was created in 1914, its purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to “bust the trusts.” Over the years, Congress passed additional laws giving the agency greater authority to police anticompetitive practices. In 1938, Congress passed a broad prohibition against “unfair and deceptive acts or practices.” Since then, the Commission also has been directed to administer a wide variety of other consumer protection laws, including the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Pay-Per-Call Rule and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. In 1975, Congress gave the FTC the authority to adopt industry-wide trade regulation rules. The FTC’s work is performed by the Bureaus of Consumer Protection , Competition and Economics . That work is aided by the Office of General Counsel and seven regional offices . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Challenging work. Lots of responsibility. Interesting people. The opportunity to serve. These are some of the phrases that attorneys and law students use to describe their experience at the U.S. Department of Justice. Discover what it's like to practice law at the "Nation's Litigator." Whether you are a law student or a seasoned attorney, there are opportunities for you at the Department of Justice. Visit The DOJ Experience for information about the DOJ mission, work place, work-life programs, mentor programs, training and continuing education, advancement and career-building opportunities, pro bono opportunities, health care and fitness programs, awards and recognition, diversity and future security. </li></ul>
<ul><li>BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accredited business status contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 128 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 3 million local and national businesses and charities. </li></ul><ul><li>The Council of Better Business Bureaus(CBBB) is the national umbrella organization for the North American system of Better Business Bureaus. Like the BBB system, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers -- instilling consumer confidence and contributing to a trustworthy marketplace for all. </li></ul><ul><li>The Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus(CCBBB), established in June of 1966, is the coordinating and licensing body of the BBB system in Canada. The BBB is a not-for-profit, public service organization financed by the private business sector with offices serving communities and marketplaces across Canada. </li></ul>
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