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2012 ASSE NAOSH Week OSHA Alliance Supporters

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week/Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day 2012 Alliance Program Participants

NAOSH Week Alliance Program participants represent thousands of companies worldwide.

Airline Ground Safety Panel  -- On May 20, 2008, the OSHA Airline Ground Safety Panel formed to provide information and guidance on preventing or reducing on-the-job injuries related to airport ground-support equipment (GSE). Since the inception of the Alliance, the panel has worked with OSHA to identify potential hazards and possible solutions associated with the use of specialized ground-support equipment in the unique airport work environment.The current signatories and guest members of the Airline Ground Safety Panel include: Airlines for America, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines, DAL Global Services, International Association of Machinists, Menzies Aviation, SkyWest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Transport Workers Union of America, United Airlines, and US Airways.

Airline Ground Safety Panel 

Altec Industries, Inc. -- Founded in 1929, Altec Industries, Inc. manufactures aerial devices, digger derricks and specialty equipment in the electric utility, telecommunications and tree care industries.  The company maintains sells and services this type of equipment in over 120 countries and employs more than 2,500 associates worldwide.  Altec helps its customers work "safer and smarter" and has developed and provides safety and health posters, training programs and brochures.

Altec Industries, Inc.

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 900 local field units, which provide preparedness, safety and health education and training to nearly 12 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.

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) -- Founded in 1974, AWEA is a national trade association representing a broad range of entities with a common interest in encouraging the development of wind energy resources in the United States. AWEA members include project developers, owners and operators, wind turbine manufacturers and component suppliers, utilities, marketers and financiers, researchers, renewable energy supporters, energy consumers, general contractors, subcontractors, non-profits, and worker representative organizations.  AWEA represents 2,500 member companies with 85,000 workers employed through the companies.

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) – CSDA represents more than 475 contractor, manufacturer and affiliated member companies that work in the concrete cutting industry.  The association has developed a concrete cutters safety manual, pocket safety handbook and training videos focusing on safe operating practices.  CSDA maintains a safety information section on its Web site and publishes a quarterly magazine, Concrete Openings, which, focuses on the concrete construction and renovation industry.

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 Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2) training to the automotive industry. As of December 2003, over 1000 automotive training programs representing 77,000 students and over 1400 individual repair facilities are using S/P2 for their safety training needs.

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. (IEC) -- Founded in 1957, the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. IEC believes in developing and fostering a stronger economy through the level of quality and services its members provide to the construction industry.  IEC represents over 3,800 member companies and nearly 100,000 electrical workers across the country. IEC trains over 10,000 electrical apprentices each year.  IEC contractor companies average 25 years in business and range from small, family-owned shops to large national firms. Over 66 percent of IEC members have 10 employees or fewer.

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.

International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) -- The International Window Cleaning Association is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism and safety within the window cleaning industry.  The IWCA represents all facets of the window cleaning industry, from commercial high rise to route and residential work.  IWCA has more than 590 professional member companies from the United States, as well as an international presence in more than 25 countries.  The primary goal of the organization is to advance the interests and concerns of its members. Through its various programs, the IWCA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the window cleaning professional. The IWCA delivers at least 3 regional safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the country. These programs cover all aspects of window cleaning safety and equipment use.

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (TJC/JCR)

The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission, founded in 1951, is an independent, not-for-profit organization.  Seeks to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. Evaluates nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities.

JCR
JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of the Joint Commission.  JCR seeks to improve the safety and quality of care in the United States and in the international community through the provision of education, publications, consultation, and evaluation services.  Is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides tools and solutions to help health care organizations continuously maintain accreditation standards and respond to the issues impacting the health care industry.

Lamar Outdoor Advertising-- Founded in 1902, Lamar currently operates more than 150 outdoor advertising companies in more than 40 states and Puerto Rico.  Lamar also operates more than 149,000 billboards and has more than 75 transit franchises that reach driving audiences in 18 states and two provinces through displays on bus shelters, benches and buses.  In addition, the company operates a highway logo sign business in 19 states and the province of Ontario, Canada with 97,500 logo sign displays.

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 Council of La Raza (NCLR) -- Founded in 1968, NCLR’s local affiliate network is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.  NCLR affiliates provide more than $2.2 billion in services to the Hispanic community in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.  The organization conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas - assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.

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) – 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) – 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, and produce and retail products and services for state and allied associations, educational institutions, and others in the green industry.  The association develops and maintains active programs for member firms in the areas of business management, professional certification, safety, education, government affairs, and public relations.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers - United (ROC - United) – founded in 2008, is a national restaurant workers' organization comprised of restaurant worker organizations across the country.  ROC-United has six major focus areas: Developing new restaurant worker organizing projects; Providing training and technical assistance to restaurant worker organizing projects; Conducting national research on the restaurant industry; Engaging in national policy work to improve working conditions for restaurant workers, including initiating and managing a national restaurant worker health insurance program; Coordinating national campaigns of restaurant workers; and Convening restaurant workers across the country.  There are 7,500 individual members/workers represented by ROC-United, including the eight affiliates.  This represents approximately 1% of the restaurant industry in the United States.

Scaffold & Access Industry Association, Inc. (SAIA) -- Founded in 1972, SAIA is a national trade organization representing the scaffold, aerial lift and access industry in the United States and worldwide.  SAIA has over 1000 member companies that include aerial platform dealers and distributors; scaffold and shoring erectors and renters; manufacturers of aerial platforms, access equipment, scaffolds, shoring, and allied items; plank and platform manufacturers and distributors; and contractors, subcontractors, insurance and computer companies, engineers, safety consultants, government officials, trade and labor representatives and other interested parties.  The association promotes safety in the scaffold, aerial lift and access industry by developing educational and informational material, conducting educational seminars and training courses, providing audio-visual programs, codes of safe practices, and other training and safety aids.

Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) – SWRInstitute is a non-profit corporation of 260 commercial contractors, manufacturers and consultants engaged in the application, design and manufacture of sealant, waterproofing and restoration products.  SWRInstitute offers educational programs and publications to promote industry-wide standards of application and products.

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.

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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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