GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY COMPLIANCE
EMS professionals often possess direct responsibility or oversight authority w hen their organization interacts with governm ental agencies. It is vitally im portant that you thoroughly understand the scope and m agnitude of this im portant responsibility. Normally, the prim ary governm ental agencies that m ost public and private sector EMS professionals are responsible to include the federal or state agencies responsible for workplace safety and health, the federal or state agencies responsible for environm ental protection, and the federal or state agencies responsible for the enforcem ent of labor and em ploym ent laws. It is vital that EMS organizations be familiar with the various federal, state, and local agencies that possess jurisdiction over various com ponents of their operation, and ensure com pliance with all regulations.