Through its Alliance Program, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works with groups committed to safety and health, including businesses, trade or professional organizations, unions and educational institutions, to leverage resources and expertise to develop compliance assistance tools and resources and share information with employers and employees to help prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace. Through its Alliance with ASSE, OSHA is a major supporter of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and has garnered additional NAOSH support from many of its Alliance partners contributing greatly to the ongoing success and growth of NAOSH Week each year.
As a result of the OSHA Alliance program, major organizations and trade associations representing thousands of companies and reaching millions of people worldwide will join with OSHA, ASSE and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) officials to formally kick-off NAOSH Week 2007 (May 6-12) the morning of Monday May 7, 2007 at the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA in Washington, D.C. and on Capitol Hill. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., will host the event and will also be recognizing the winners of the 5th annual ASSE Kids' "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest aged 5-14 traveling to D.C. from around the globe.
Through its work with the Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health (FedNet), the OSHA Alliance Program has also increased support for NAOSH among several federal agencies. FedNet is a network of seven federal agencies working to prevent work-related injuries and illness among people from ages 14 through 24 years of age.
The list of OSHA Alliance program participants working with OSHA, ASSE and CSSE to increase public awareness of the importance of workplace safety and health for workers during NAOSH Week include the following:
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
AAFA is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
Advancing the Profession of Occupational Health Nursing.
American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
ABSA was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals in over 20 countries.
American Dental Association (ADA)
Founded in 1859, the ADA is the oldest national dental association and has more than 153,000 members, 34 state societies and 33 local societies.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
American Red Cross
The mission of American Red Cross Disaster Services is to ensure nationwide disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation, and response that will provide the American people with quality services delivered in a uniform, consistent, and responsive manner. The American Red Cross responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, or other situations that cause human suffering or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance. It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization, not a government agency. All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge, made possible by the generous contribution of people's time, money, and skills.
Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP)
Nationally recognized as the organization for all occupational health professionals from many disciplines who are involved in the occupational health of healthcare workers.
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental professionals. BCSP administers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential.
Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA)
CMAA is a professional association for managers of country, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military membership clubs and have 6,000 members that employ more than 302,000 workers nationwide.
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
CCAR is a not-for-profit organization which operates the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair – CCAR-GreenLink® - in cooperation with the EPA.
Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)
CCHEST operates certification programs for safety and health practitioners at technologist/technician and worker levels, including the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)/Certified Loss Control Specialist (CLCS), the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS).
Drug Free Workplace Alliance -- Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
Working Partners is a U.S. Department of Labor initiative that raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and provides information on how to establish drug-free workplace programs that protect worker safety and health.
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
FTA is the leading technical society dedicated solely to the flexographic printing industry since 1958. Promoting, developing and maintaining the advancement of flexography is our prime directive with an emphasis on developing and maintaining standards of quality.
Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IECI)
Founded in 1957, IECI is an association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors.
International Carwash Association (ICA)
Formed in 1955, ICA has 3,000 members representing 22,000 car wash and detail shop operators and 400 car care industry suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.
As the leading international trade association for the cleaning industry, ISSA’s worldwide membership includes more than 4,800 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor and in-house service provider members.
International Warehouse Logistics Association – (IWLA)
IWLA is the unified voice of the value-added warehouse logistics industry, representing third-party warehouse logistics service providers. Our 500 + member companies provide timely and cost-effective logistics solutions for their customers and are committed to protecting the free flow of products across international borders.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Founded in 1942, NAHB is a trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry and to expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
NFIB's purpose is to impact public policy at the state and federal level and be a key business resource for small and independent business in America.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.
National Turkey Federation (NTF)
NTF is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products.
Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners
American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
ARTBA has more than 5,000 members with knowledge and experience in building road, rail, airport, public transit, port and waterway facilities.
The association conducts conferences and training programs, publishes a newsletter, magazine and educational materials, and maintains a comprehensive Internet website.
ARTBA has a number of standing committees, policy advisory councils and professional development sections that work on issues to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of the transportation construction industry.
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Founded in 1896, the IUOE has 400,000 members in 170 local unions throughout the United States and Canada.
The IUOE primarily represents Operating Engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and Stationary Engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries. In addition, the union represents nurses and other health industry workers and a number of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations.
The IUOE offers nearly 100 apprenticeships and training programs to help ensure that its members are trained and skilled craft workers.
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
LIUNA members are employed in various construction fields and work on a wide variety of projects, from skyscrapers to tunnels, and remove hazardous materials from buildings like asbestos and lead. In addition, members are employed in the health care and public service sectors.
The Laborers has more than 800,000 members in nine regions, 55 district councils, and over 500 local unions.
The union has a number of education programs and the Laborers'-AGC Education and Training Fund to help make construction and other workplaces where its members are employed safer.
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
Founded in 1955, NAPA has more than 1,100 member companies and represents the interests of the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) producer and paving contractors on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations.
The association has a research program that focuses on environmental issues and improving the quality of HMA pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities.
NAPA provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members and supplies technical information to the users and specifiers of paving materials.
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
The Associated Landscape Contractors of America and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America merged in January 2005 and formed the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) representing over 4,000 companies, employing more than 100,000 workers.
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
PMA is a full-service trade association representing the $41-billion metalforming industry of North America-the industry that creates precision metal products using, stamping, fabricating and other value added processes.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)
Providing products and information related to the HVAC and sheet metal industry, including technical manuals and guidelines.
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
SCA is the national association representing shipyards engaged in building, repair, breaking, and cleaning of marine vessels and other companies associated with this industry.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.
* Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) – www.actar.org -- In 1991 twelve professional accident reconstruction associations with world-wide representation met to explore the possibility of forming an internationally recognized accreditation program open to both police and civilian accident reconstructionists. ACTAR was the result of that coalition. The Governing Board of Directors, comprised of one representative from each participating association, has included police officers, engineers, educators and private consultants all working in the field of traffic accident investigation and reconstruction within the United States and Canada. In 1985, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided a grant to develop national guidelines for the standardization of training in the field of traffic accident reconstruction. It has been the ongoing goal of ACTAR to promote, within the legal and scientific community, a recognition of the minimum standards established by the NHTSA study, as well as those developed by an ongoing review of the latest technology and trends in the profession.
* The Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. (ACHMM) -- ACHMM is a professional association with a membership of more than 6,000 of the nation’s leading experts in environmental, health and safety management. ACHMM is the only national organization devoted to the professional advancement of the field. Our members are all certified by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) and are distributed across 65 chapters in 37 states plus the District of Columbia. In 2006, ACHMM established its first international chapter in Bangalore, India. ACHMM is headquartered at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) campus in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington D.C.
* Additionally, the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) will be supporting NAOSH Week. The VPPPA members include 1,400 companies and worksites that are involved in or in the process of applying to OSHA's or the Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and government agencies that are developing or implementing cooperative recognition programs. Members of VPPPA include several Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Chemical, 3M, Batelle, Bechtel, BASF Corporation - Appleton, Bell Helicopter - A Textron Company, Black and Veatch, Chevron, Boise Cascade and more. VPPPA is a leader in safety, health and environmental excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management and government.