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North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week/Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day 2011 Partners

NAOSH Week Partners represent thousands of companies/industries worldwide.

Airline Group

  • American Airlines
    American, American Eagle and American Connection serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights to North America, South America, Europe and Asia and employ 82,000 people throughout the world. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American has large hub operations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare and Miami with additional connecting operations in San Juan and St. Louis. American also has operations in the greater New York area, Los Angeles and Boston.
  • Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA)
    Founded in 1936, ATA is an airline trade association, representing the nation's leading airlines. The association's airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all passengers and cargo in the United States. ATA's mission is to serve its member airlines and their customers by assisting the airline industry through a number of avenues including transmitting technical expertise and operational knowledge to improve safety. The association provides an array of services to its members, including committees that address issues related to fuel, airports, engineering and maintenance, the environment, training, security, ground safety, medical issues and international affairs, among others.
  • Continental Airlines
    Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 145 domestic and 138 international destinations. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year.
  • JetBlue Airways
    JetBlue Airways has been serving domestic and international markets since February 2000. The New York based airline employs more than 12,000 crewmembers and operates in 53 cities with 550 daily flights. JetBlue operates every flight on the principle that safety is its most important value and is the first obligation to its customers and crewmembers.
  • Midwest Airlines
    Midwest Airlines was launched in 1984 and works to reduce employee and passenger injuries through a collaborative effort with labor, management, and regulatory agencies. The airline has jet service throughout the United States, including daily nonstop flights from Milwaukee to major destinations.
  • US Airways
    US Airways employs more than 36,000 aviation professionals. As a result of the 2005 merger between US Airways and America West, the airline has approximately 3,400 daily departures to 230 destinations in 32 countries.
  • United Airlines
    United operates more than 3,200 flights a day on United, United Express, and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. The airline services international destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world.

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, Inc. (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) -- --- 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 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 of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) -- -- AEM 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) -- -- 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, CMAA represents over 20 overhead crane manufacturers. The association has developed a crane operator's manual along with a safety training video for overhead crane users focusing on safe operating practices.
Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)
Founded in 1956, HMI represents manufacturers of overhead handling hoists that include 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's manuals for manually operated, electrical and air powered hoists.
Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Founded in 1933, MMA represents companies that produce enclosed track under-hung cranes and monorail systems. The association has developed safety guidelines for operators in the monorail industry.

Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) -- -- The GCCA members are leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry whose primary focus is to maintain quality and safety from the point of slaughter or harvest through the distribution chain to the final consumer.  There are five main partner organizations that make up GCCA, each of which represent a different facet of the cold chain: International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC).  GCCA represents approximately 1,650 employers covering approximately 300,000 workers, including more than 90% of public refrigerated warehouse facility workers.

Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IECI) -- 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.

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.

ISSA -- 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 -- -- Founded in 1968, the Institute is a professional society for laser applications and safety. The Laser Institute of America is the information and applications society dedicated to fostering lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. The Institute provides technical information and networking opportunities to industrial, medical, research, and government communities 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 Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

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 Department of Health and Human Services and 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.  NIOSH is headquartered in Washington, DC, with research laboratories and offices in Cincinnati, OH, Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Spokane, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia.

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 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.

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.

Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) -- is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plant-scapers. 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.

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.

Shipbuilding Group--
National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) 
NSRP 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.
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
The 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) -- 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.

The 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.
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.  Located in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, AGC has more than 80 years of experience in the construction industry.
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.

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