NAOSH Week Partners

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week/Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day 2009 Partners

NAOSH Week Partners represent thousands of companies/industries worldwide.

Abbott - Through the Alliance, OSHA and Abbott will provide information, guidance, and resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and Abbott will particularly address emergency preparedness and the business value of safety in the workplace.

ADSC - The International Association of Foundation Drilling was founded in 1972 is a non-profit, international, professional, trade association representing the drilled shaft, anchored earth retention, micropile, and other related civil construction/design industries. Its members include specialty subcontractors, design engineers in the private and public sectors, academicians, and manufacturers and suppliers. Through its 19 technical committees the ADSC establishes standards and specifications, funds research and scholarships, conducts design, construction, inspection and testing seminars, offers field and management training programs including OSHA Certification. It provides project review services to government agencies and owners at all levels, conducts technical conferences and industry trade shows, publishes and distributes technical materials, and offers subscriptions to its flagship periodical, FOUNDATION DRILLING Magazine. The ADSC is served by a national staff and eight regional chapters.

Airline Group Created in May 2008, the Airline Group works to enhance ramp vehicular safety by developing prevention strategies to protect employees operating aviation ground-support equipment such as tugs and belt loaders used to service aircraft at the gate.  Human factors issues such as hazard awareness and avoidance are also addressed.

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) -- Established in 1942, AAOHN is a 10,000-member professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses. These professionals are the largest group of health care providers serving the worksite. AAOHN's vision is, "Work and community environments will be healthy and safe."

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) -- was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals in over 20 countries. Biosafety professionals include microbiologists, biologists, molecular biologists, environmental health scientists, industrial hygienists, clinical health care professionals, veterinarians, chemists and engineers.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) – Incorporated in 1960, the purpose of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is to promote, elevate and sustain the practice of the industrial hygiene profession through ABIH certification worldwide. ABIH offers the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credential. Industrial hygiene is defined as the science and practice devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of those environmental factors and stresses arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers and may also impact the general community.

American Dental Association (ADA)

American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) -- is a national trade association of the forest, pulp, paper, paperboard and wood products industry. The association was formed on January 1, 1993, as a result of a merger between the National Forest Products Association and the American Paper Institute. AF&PA's members include manufacturers of over 80 percent of the paper, wood and forest products produced in the U.S.

American Foundry Society, Inc. (AFS) -- promotes the metal casting industry by helping foundry and die-casting members to manage all production operations and market their products and services and to equitably manage their employees.

American Heart Association (AHA) -- Founded in 1924, AHA is a national voluntary health agency that provides heart disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment. The Association has one National Center and 12 affiliate offices throughout the country that work with national, state and local governments, healthcare professionals and volunteers to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through a number of actions, including science operations, advocacy, and field operations and development.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) -- Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections and approximately 12,000 members. It works in conjunction with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene to promote the certification of industrial hygienists and operates several laboratory accreditation programs.

American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) -- represents pipeline contractors along with manufacturers and suppliers of pipeline-related products and services. Established in 1971, the association conducts meetings to assist members in learning about industry changes and serves as a forum to exchange ideas on how best to cope with these changes. APCA addresses safety, environmental and security issues within the pipeline industry, including drug and alcohol testing and environmental and safety regulations.

American Red Cross -- was founded on May 21, 1881, and works to help make families, communities and workplaces safer, provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It has more than 700 local field units, which provide preparedness, safety and health education and training to nearly 16 million people annually. The organization is guided by its Congressional Charter and is lead by volunteers.

American Shipbuilding Association (ASA)

American Supply Association (ASA) - The American Supply Association (ASA) - was officially formed in December 1969 through the merger of two groups: The Central Supply Association (CSA) and the American Institute of Supply Associations (AI). ASA is a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributor and their suppliers in the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial and mechanical pipe, valves and fittings industries. ASA provides a forum for trading partners from around the country to discuss critical issues facing them, and offers a menu of products and services uniquely geared to their needs. Members of ASA are distributors, manufacturers, master distributors, independent manufacturers' representatives and service vendors who together create a powerful alliance of channel partners.

Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) is the source for automation solutions. For more than 15 years, the Association for High Technology Distribution has worked to increase the productivity and profitability of the high technology Automation Solutions Provider and manufacturer who satisfy the automation needs of general industry and OEM manufacturers. Today, through a wide spectrum of Association programs and services, designed by and for members, AHTD is the primary resource for all member companies to achieve their ultimate and common goals.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) -- Founded in 1981, AOHP is a nonprofit association that promotes educational and professional growth opportunities for its members and the protection and well-being of healthcare workers. The association's membership is comprised of over 1,100 professionals with five regional offices and 26 local chapters.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) -- is a professional association for perioperative registered nurses and promotes excellence in perioperative nursing. The Association’s mission is to promote quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards and services. AORN has approximately 40,000 members who manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing.

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) --is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental professionals. BCSP administers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential.

Brick Industry Association (BIA) -- represents distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services, including brick masonry. The association offers online education and training and has developed a series of bulletins that provides updates for architects, designers and builders on technical developments in brick masonry. BIA maintains a safety information section on its Web site and publishes a monthly magazine, Brick News, which focuses on the brick industry.

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) -- is a professional association for managers of membership clubs. It has nearly 7,000 members that run more than 3,000 country, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The association has over 90 senior and student chapters and colonies in the United States and abroad. CMAA provides professional development training through conferences, management certification courses and workshops.

The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) -- operates certification programs for safety and health practitioners at the technologist/technician level. Since 1985, the organization has operated as a joint venture of the American Board of Industrial Hygienists and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Its three certifications, including the OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technologist), CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician), and STS (Safety Trained Supervisor) are peer certification programs nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) -- The mission of the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association is to promote the use of professional specialty sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. In support of this goal, our Code of Ethics demands that we pursue the highest standards of safety, quality and integrity. It is also our objective to provide a forum in which members can share their ideas, needs and concerns in a constructive framework to further enhance concrete sawing and drilling technologies.

Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) – A national not-for-profit organization established in 1994, CCAR represents all segments of the automotive industry. The Committee works with the industry around the world, with career and technical schools, and with government agencies and other organizations, to provide best practice safety and health information and training and to measure improvements related to safety for all who repair or maintain vehicles as a profession. CCAR created and offers online S/P2 (Safety and Pollution Prevention) training to the automotive industry, and more than 4,000 repair facilities of all sizes have accessed the program. In addition, more than 400,000 automotive students in high schools, community colleges and career/technical schools across the U.S. have completed the S/P2 program since its introduction in 2002.

Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance:

  • Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) - was founded in 1955 and represents over 20 overhead crane manufacturers. The association has developed a crane operators’ manual along with a safety training video for overhead crane users focusing on safe operating practices.
  • Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) - was founded in 1956 and represents manufacturers of overhead handling hoists, that includes hand chain hoists, ratchet lever hoists, trolleys, air chain and air rope hoists, and electric chain and electric wire rope hoists. The association has developed operator manuals for manually operated, electrical and air powered hoists.
  • Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)– was founded in 1933 and represents companies that produce enclosed track underhung cranes and monorail systems. The association has developed safety guidelines for operators in the monorail industry.

The Dow Chemical Company -- is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Forging Industry Association (FIA)  is a corporate membership association comprised of some 110 North American forging producers operating over 150 plants. Membership also includes more than 80 suppliers to the forging industry including companies engaged in the manufacturing, processing or distribution of steel or other forging stock, die stock, machine tools, equipment or providing consulting and engineering services and supplies commonly used in the industry. Academic memberships available to educators at colleges and universities through the Foundation's Magnet School program. The mission of FIA is to improve the global competitiveness of its member companies. To accomplish this goal, FIA focuses on the following:  Delivering industry-specific information, Influencing public policy, Driving demand for North American forgings and Transferring technology.

Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) -- Founded in 1957, IEC provides members with information on the functions of the electrical construction industry. It is a 70 plus-chapter association representing more than 3,600 electrical contractors and nearly 100,000 electrical workers. IEC trains over 10,000 apprentices each year to become electricians. Member companies range in size from shops with one employee to shops employing several hundred field employees. More than 66 percent of IEC members have 10 employees or less.

Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)

Industrial Truck Association (ITA) -- Founded in 1917, ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers. ITA members also manufacture tow tractors, rough terrain vehicles, hand-pallet trucks and automated guided vehicles. The association has worked to reduce the number and severity of lift truck accidents and holds meetings dealing with a variety of topics. ITA works with federal and state regulatory agencies and standards setting organizations on safety and health, environmental, and operator issues.

Integrated Waste Services Association (IWSA) -- was formed in 1991 to promote integrated solutions to municipal solid waste management challenges. IWSA encourages the use of waste-to-energy technology as an integral component of a comprehensive, integrated solid waste management program.

ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association -- As the worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor, and in-house service provider members. The association has offices in Lincolnwood, IL; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Monterrey, Mexico; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) -- is a voluntary non-profit industry trade association originally founded in 1955. Currently, KCMA has over 360 members located in the United States and Canada who manufacture kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, fabricate countertops or supply goods and services to the industry.

Lamar Advertising Company – Founded in 1902, Lamar currently operates over 150 outdoor advertising companies in 44 states and Puerto Rico, with 3200 dedicated employees. Lamar has over 70 transit franchises that reach driving audiences across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico through billboards, digital billboards, bus shelters, benches and buses. Lamar is also the nation’s leader in the highway logo sign business with operations in 19 states and the province of Ontario, Canada.

Laser Institute of America (LIA) -- is the international society for laser applications and safety. Our mission is to foster lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities, LIA offers technical information and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.

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. The association is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. The NAHB's more than 205,000 members include homebuilders and/or remodelers and associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services. NAHB analyzes policy issues, monitors and works toward improving the housing finance system, and analyzes and forecasts economic trends.

National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) -- Founded in 2007, NASF is an amalgamation of three long-standing surface finishing trade associations, formally known as the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF), the Metal Finishing Suppliers Association (MFSA) and the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF). It has 900 member companies that include job-shop metal finishers, chemical and equipment suppliers, manufacturers, surface coaters and over 2000 individual academic, scientific, technical and professionals. The association benchmarks and develops programs to achieve best practices in health, safety, and the environment in the metal surface finishing industry; works with governmental bodies to address issues involving the metal surface finishing industry; and informs its members and the public regarding metal surface finishing matters.

National Chicken Council -- based in Washington, D.C., is the national, non-profit trade association representing the U.S. chicken industry. NCC is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects the interests of the chicken industry and is the industry's voice before Congress and federal agencies. NCC member companies include chicken producer/processors, poultry distributors, and allied industry firms. The producer/processors account for approximately 95 percent of the chickens produced in the U.S.

National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) -- Founded in 1986, NCSE is a professional organization that provides a forum for safety professionals in the construction industry to exchange pertinent information. The organization is comprised of 30 contracting companies in the U.S., which employ over 250,000 workers who perform more than of 500 million hours of construction and construction-related work each year.

National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

National Safety Council (NSC) -- was founded in 1913 and is chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the NSC is a non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organization with 45 chapters. It has four major areas of operation: training, educational programs and materials, consulting and advocacy.

National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. (SAAMI)

National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) –The National Telecommunications Safety Panel is a consortium of telecommunications safety professionals dedicated to promoting employee safety and health and preventing accidents throughout the telecommunications industry. The Panel strives to provide a united voice and constructive input in the development and promulgation of safety standards and guidelines that affect the varied businesses within the telecommunications industry. The Panel encourages and appreciates cooperation, correspondence and interaction from all companies that fall under the umbrella of the "Telecommunications Industry".

National Turkey Federation (NTF) -- is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities which increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Members of the National Turkey Federation include growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations.

PLANET: Professional Landcare Network -- is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plantscapers. PLANET provides its members with a good business foundation to help them evaluate, plan, and better manage their companies. Member firms have direct access to marketing tools, industry specific business publications, updates on legislative issues, and networking opportunities that can assist them in becoming more profitable. PLANET emerged on January 1, 2005, when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) joined forces to become a more encompassing network of green industry professionals.

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) -- has nearly 1,200 member companies including metal stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and roll formers and suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. The association maintains a safety section on its Website, which includes safety manuals and training videos for the metalforming industry.

The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance -- OSHA National Alliance > The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health -- Through this Alliance, OSHA, NIOSH and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners work to provide the program participants and other government and non-government organizations with information, guidance and access to training resources to help protect employees, including Spanish-speaking, and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" workers, from general health and safety hazards and reduce and prevent exposures to roadway work zone safety and health hazards. The focus is on flagger safety, safer deployment of traffic control devices, positive protection, night work, work zone speeding and runovers/backovers. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners are:

  • 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.
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) -- AGC is the nation's largest and oldest construction trade association and is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners--public and private. Founded in 1918, AGC has over 33,000 members, which include general contractors, specialty contractors as well as suppliers and service providers in 100 chapters throughout the nation.
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) -- Founded in 1896, the IUOE has 400,000 members in 170 local unions throughout the U.S. 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 700,000 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.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) -- NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. The Agency is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Agency provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services. The Agency is headquartered in Washington, DC, with research laboratories and offices in Cincinnati, OH, Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, Spokane, WA and Atlanta, GA.

Safe Tank Alliance -- Through the Alliance, OSHA and the organizations promote safe tank entry, cleaning, maintenance, and rescue operations and work within and around petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage tanks. The group works to ensure workers in the industry are armed with the training, knowledge and guidance to ensure their safety and health. The workers include, but are not limited to, tank owners and operators, tank maintenance and repair workers, tank contractors and rescue personnel. The Safe Tank Alliance is made up of:

  • The American Petroleum Institute (API) -- API is the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its 400 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) -- The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations. Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.
  • The Steel Tank Institute (STI) -- Serving the water, food, petroleum and chemical markets since 1916 as developers of standards and certification programs for quality, safety and reliability in the manufacture, installation and testing of steel tanks, piping and pressure vessels.

Scaffold Industry Association, Inc. (SIA) -- was formed in 1972 initially to protect and promote the interests of dealers and distributors of access and scaffold equipment. Manufacturers were later added as regular members. When a number of contractors expressed an interest in the programs and services of the SIA, we established two additional classes of membership (Allied and Affiliate) to include a broad range of interested groups. Since the early years we have become the voice and authority for the scaffold and access industry.

Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR) --  is an international trade association that represents the commercial sealant, waterproofing and restoration construction industry. Our members are some of the most experienced and qualified contractors, manufacturers and design professionals in the industry. Through our educational programs and publications, our members promote industry-wide standards of application and products. The members of SWR Institute are very active and are constantly striving to advance our industry and the quality of work that is performed.

Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) -- is a national trade association that represents the U.S. shipyard industry that primarily builds and repairs commercial vessels. SCA represents approximately 35,000 workers in 23 states. The association has five committees: New Build, Ship Repair, Safety, Environment and Human Resources.

SkillsUSA -- is a national organization that is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to help ensure America has a skilled workforce. More than 279,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, through 54 state and territorial associations. The organization has served over 8.8 million members since 1965. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills including safe working practices.

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) -- Promotes the improvement of the business of hazard communication for chemicals; educates SCHC members on hazard communication issues; provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences; enhances the awareness of members and the general public of new developments in hazard communications; and, provides guidance or technical expertise to private, nonprofit groups and to government.

Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) -- The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association’s commitment to serving the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry dates back to its inception in 1921. SOCMA’s original charter dedicated the organization to promoting high industry standards, building public awareness and working with government agencies to develop and improve the industry. SOCMA serves as the voice of a membership operating more than 2,000 manufacturing sites and employing more than 100,000 workers. SOCMA members encompass every segment of the industry—from small specialty producers to large multinational corporations—and manufacture 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. SOCMA’s members produce intermediates, specialty chemicals and ingredients used to develop a wide range of commercial and consumer products. These products save lives, improve standards of living and enable countless other industries and manufacturers to produce their goods.

Tree Care Industry of America (TCIA) -- Established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association, today's TCIA is a trade association of more than 2,000 commercial tree care firms and affiliated companies. TCIA accredits tree care companies, develops safety and education programs, establishes standards of tree care practice, and provides management information for arboriculture firms around the world. We provide continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care, including Tree Care Industry magazine and TCI EXPO, the world's largest tree care trade show.

Washington Division of URS Corporation -- The Washington Division provides engineering, construction and technical services for environmental management, industrial/process, infrastructure, mining and power projects. The Division is a leader in design-build and design-build-operate-maintain services for transportation projects, including airports, mass transit systems and toll roads. Through the Washington Division, we provide engineering, construction, start-up, modification and maintenance expertise for every form of power-generating facility, as well as the systems that transmit and distribute electricity. The Washington Division manages high-risk, technically complex programs and facilities, including nuclear waste management and disposal programs for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. The Division also is a leading mining contractor and provides engineering, construction, and facility management and maintenance services to commercial and industrial clients worldwide.