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North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2010/ Occupational Health and Safety Professional Day Partners represent thousands of companies/industries worldwide.

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 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 Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) -- Organized in 1981, AFSA is an international association that provides open shop fire sprinkler contractors with training, education, consulting services and industry representation.  AFSA represents approximately 900 companies and individuals in the United States and throughout the world.  Working together with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Fire Protection Association, the Residential Fire Safety Institute, and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, AFSA helps to create an awareness on the dangers of fire and promotes the fact that the installation of fire sprinklers saves thousands of lives and billions of dollars lost to fire each year.

American Foundry Society (AFS) -- Founded in 1896, AFS is now an international organization with approximately 10,000 members in 47 countries. The role of the AFS Environmental, Health and Safety Committee is to assist foundries in meeting their obligation to provide a workplace free of recognized safety and health hazards. The society has 52 local chapters and 33 student chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico are affiliated with AFS.

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) -- The American Shipbuilding Association is a national trade association that represents the shipyards which produce the majority of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marine fleets.  The association’s member shipyards employ more than 90% of all of the workers engaged in ship construction in the United States.  They also represent 27 companies engaged in the design and manufacture of ship systems, components, technologies, equipment and in providing technical support services.

American Society of Safety Engineers -- Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education.

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 Equipment Manufacturers is a trade group which provides business development resources to its members.  The organization has more 750 member companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility fields.  AEM provides the equipment manufacturing industry with product safety and technical support, market information and equipment statistics, public policy representation, trade shows, international support services, education and training programs, and worksite safety/educational materials.

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.

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) -- 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) -- 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) -- Founded in 1933 and represents companies that produce enclosed track under-hung cranes and monorail systems. The association has developed safety guidelines for operators in the monorail industry.


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) -- ILMA was established in 1948 in order to meet the needs of its members by providing advocacy, networking, and a collaborative effort to succeed in today's business world. This association promotes integrity and quality in lubricant manufacturing and marketing. ILMA’s members are independent lubricant companies that produce over 25% of the lubricants and about 80% of the metalworking fluids and other specialty industrial lubricants sold in the U.S. 

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 accidents 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.

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.

Lamar Outdoor Advertising -- 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 Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

  • NIOSH -- 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 Department of Health and Human Services. The Agency is a professionally diverse organization with a staff of over 1,400 people representing a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, engineering, chemistry, and statistics. 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.
  • NHCA -- NHCA is a national organization that focuses on preventing hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors. The association's members include audiologists, engineers, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, physicians and nurses. NHCA provides information and guidance on hearing loss prevention through educational opportunities, conferences, publications, position statements and working together with other professional organizations.


National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) -- NMSA is a national trade association representing twelve regional maritime associations' members from the major ports on the East, Gulf and West coast; along with longshoring and marine terminal operators that are responsible for moving approximately 85 percent of the United State's containerized cargo. The association's members employ more than 80,000 workers, who are responsible for tasks such as cargo handling aboard ocean going vessels and landside operations. NMSA's Technical Committee promotes and supports safety and health in marine cargo handling operations and the association maintains subcommittees focusing on fall protection, training and hazardous materials.

National Safety Council (NSC) -- The National Safety Council 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) -- The National Shipbuilding Research Program is led by a collaboration of eleven U.S. shipyards that work with government, industry and academia.  The Program works to manage and focus national shipbuilding research and development funding on technologies that will reduce the cost of warships to the U.S. Navy and establish U.S. international competitiveness.  NSRP’s Facilities and Tooling panel focuses on safety, health, workers' compensation and ergonomics issues.

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.”

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.

Process Safety Alliance

  • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) -- Founded in 1985, CCPS is a directorate of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CCPS is a not-for-profit, corporate membership organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries. The Center brings together manufacturers, insurers, government, academia, and expert consultants to develop engineering and management practices to prevent or mitigate catastrophic releases of chemicals, hydrocarbons, and other hazardous materials.
  • The Chlorine Institute, Inc. (CI) -- CI, founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies that are involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride. The Institute's member companies represent chlorine producers to packagers, distributors, users and suppliers. CI's North American producer members account for 98 percent of the total chlorine production capacity of the U.S. Canada and its packager members represent 100 percent of the total U. S. market.
  • Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates -- SOCMA is a trade association serving the specialty-batch and custom chemical industry since 1921. The Association's members operate more than 2,000 manufacturing sites and employ more than 100,000 workers. SOCMA members are from every segment of the industry, from small specialty producers to large multinational corporations, and manufacture 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually.

Professional Landcare Network-- Created on January 1, 2005, upon the merger of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA formed in 1961) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA formed in 1979).  PLANET’s membership is comprised of thousands of green industry organizations that design/build or manage landscape projects, provide interior plantscaping or lawn care services, produces and retails products and services for state and allied associations, educational institutions, and others in the green industry.  The association develops and maintains programs for member firms in the areas of business management, professional certification, safety, education, government affairs, and public relations. 

The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance

  • 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.
  • LIUNA Training and Education Fund -- Established in 1969, LIUNA Training and Education Fund is a nonprofit, jointly administered labor-management trust fund and the training and capacity-building arm of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). The LIUNA Training mission is to provide its affiliated training sites with products and services designed to improve the lives of LIUNA apprentices and journey workers and the competitive position of LIUNA and its signatory employers. LIUNA Training provides independently accredited curriculum and instructor training for more than 70 affiliated training funds in the United States and Canada. Each year, approximately 120,000 workers participate in training programs that enhance job skills, promote workplace safety, expand career opportunities, and enable workers to obtain and maintain dignified employment that provides living wages.
  • 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

  • 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 Institute) -- 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.
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) -- SCHC promotes the improvement of the business of hazard communication for chemicals. Educates SCHC members on hazard communication issues and provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences. SCHC also 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.

Tree Care Industry Association, Inc.(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.