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Name of Alliance Type of Industry/ Organization Focus of Alliance Alliance Goals Strategic Mgt. Plan Target Areas of Emphasis Potential Audience Reached
Abbott Laboratories (AL) Healthcare Incorporating safety and health training to the health care industry and business case study materials into MBA level executive seminars X X X General industry Represents 70,000 employees
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) HVAC Safety supervision, ergonomics, vehicle safety, ladder and lift use, lock-out/tagout, and Spanish language training   X   Construction, ergonomics, immigrant employers and workers, transportation Represents 5,000 members and 51 chapters
Airline Industry and National Safety Council, International Air Transport Section Airlines Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics, general industry Represents 13 airlines and the International Air Transport Section of the National Safety Council
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Medicine Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics Represents over 26,000 musculoskeletal specialists internationally
American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) Manufacturing Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics, general industry Represents nearly 1,000 apparel, footwear, and other sewn products companies and their suppliers in the United States
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) Professional nursing association Emergency management, ergonomics, and workplace violence   X X Ergonomics, workplace violence Represents 10,000 members across the country and is comprised of over 160 state, local and regional chapters nationwide
American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Safety and health-related professional association Biological safety and biological hazards X X X N/A Represents biosafety professionals in over 20 countries
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Medical professional association Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics Represents more than 6,000 physicians and is composed of 31 component societies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Manufacturing Confined Spaces   X   General industry, concrete block and brick manufacturing Represents over 400 concrete - pipe manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada
American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Safety and health-related industry association OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program X X X N/A Represents 350 independent, commercial scientific and engineering firms, which operate over 2000 facilities
American Dental Association (ADA) Medical professional association Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics Represents more than 147,000 members, 53 constituent and 545 component dental societies
American Foundry Society (AFS) Metal casting Personal protective equipment, ventilation and silica X X X Silica-related disease, small businesses Represents approximately 10,000 members in 47 countries, with 52 local chapters and 33 student chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico
American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare related association Prevention and management of workplace risk factors; warning signs for strokes and heart disease and emergencies X X X N/A Association has one National Center and twelve affiliate offices throughout the country
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Safety and health-related professional association Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics Represents more than 75 local sections and approximately 12,000 members
American Meat Institute (AMI) Meat packing Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics, general industry Represents members producing 95 percent of the meat products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States
American Petroleum Institute/
National Fire Protection Association (API/NFPA)
API - Oil and gas

NFPA - Professional association for fire prevention
Confined Space   X   Oil and gas field machinery and equipment API - Represents more than 400 member companies in the oil and natural gas industry

NFPA - Represents more than 75,000 members in nearly 100 nations
American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Fireworks Explosives X X X Small businesses Represents over 260 member companies, including regulated and licensed manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, suppliers of fireworks and professional display firms
American Safety and Health Institute Safety and Health Instructors Emergency Preparedness   X X N/A Represents more than more than 20,000 professional safety and health education members and 8,000 training centers.
American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) Shipbuilding Shipyard safety and health hazards   X X Ship and boat building and repair Represents member shipyards employing more than 90% of all ship construction workers in the United States and 27 ship design and manufacturing companies
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety and health-related professional association Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics Represents more than 30,000 members and has 150 chapters, 56 sections and 65 student sections within eight U.S. regions
Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Landscape maintenance Youth workers, "hard-to reach" and non-English speaking workers, material handling; amputations; motor vehicle crashes; slip and trip injuries X X X Amputations in manufacturing and construction; ergonomics; lawn and garden services; immigrant employers and workers; transportation and youth Represents approximately 2,500 professional exterior and interior landscape maintenance, installation, and design/build contracting firms and suppliers
Association of Diving Contractors International (ADC) Commercial diving Commercial diving hazards X X X N/A Represents more than 600 companies that furnish underwater services or support underwater operations along with business, educational and medical representatives from over 33 countries
Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) Healthcare related professional association Bloodborne diseases, bioterrorism and patient handling hazards X X X Ergonomics Represents over 1,100 professionals with 5 regional offices and 26 local chapters
BELFOR USA Construction and restoration Mold removal, motor vehicle safety, immigrant workers X X X Construction, immigrant employers and workers and transportation Represents 1,400 employees
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the
Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)
Safety and health-related professional association Education on attaining the Certified Safety Professional designation X X X General industry Represents 10,500 certified safety professionals
Center for Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (CBPP) University Advancement of curricula in business schools relating to general safety and health hazards and the Annual Workplace Safety Summit X X   General industry Potentially reaches 1200 undergraduate students (business majors), 537 MBA students and 105 International Executive MBA students
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Safety and health-related association HAZCOM, record keeping, respiratory protection X X X General industry, Immigrant workers and youth Represents more than 302,000 workers at country, city, athletic and other private clubs nationwide
Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (CIASCE) Construction-related professional association Design for safety and crane safety X X X Construction Represents companies and individuals who want to improve the state of construction practice
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Construction Crane safety construction management process X X X Construction Represents more than 2,000 firms and individuals, including owners, engineers, architects, contractors, educators, and students
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) Automotive Personal protective equipment, hazard communication, motor vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery and ergonomics   X X Ergonomics, general industry, immigrant employers and workers, silica-related disease and transportation Represents companies in the automotive service, collision repair and other sectors of the automotive industry
Gilbane Building Company Construction Fall Hazards X X X Construction Represents 14,000 employees throughout the United States
Graphic Arts Coalition Printing Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics Represents an industry with more than one million employees
Health Physics Society (HPS) Radiological related professional association Radiological safety and health issues X X X N/A Represents 6,000 scientists, physicians, engineers, lawyers, and other professionals
Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) Construction Fall protection, rear-end auto collisions and material handling hazards   X   Construction and transportation Represents over 3,000 electrical contractors and nearly 70,000 electrical workers
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Manufacturing Metal working and industrial hazards X X X General industry Represents companies that produce over 25% of all lubricants and 80% or more of the metalworking fluids and other specialty industrial lubricants sold in the U.S.
Industrial Truck Association (ITA) Manufacturing Powered industrial truck safety hazards   X X Youth Represents the manufacturers of lift trucks, tow tractors, rough terrain vehicles, hand-pallet trucks, automated guided vehicles and their suppliers
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Construction Use of PPE   X X Construction Represents over 80 member companies that design, manufacture and supply safety equipment used in hazardous work environments
IWLA, the Association for Logistics Outsourcing Logistics Material handling, forklift safety and hazard communication X X X Ergonomics, general warehousing and storage, immigrant employers and workers and youth Represents companies in the warehouse logistics industry
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) / Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Healthcare related professional association Biological and airborne hazards in health care and addressing emergency preparedness, ergonomics, and workplace violence issues X X X Ergonomics and workplace violence JCAHO - Evaluates nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs

JCR - Provides tools and solutions to help health care organizations continuously maintain accreditation standards
Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Construction Wall bracing, fall protection, scaffolding, and forklift safety hazards X X X Construction Represents contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers of masonry
Modular Building Institute Construction Material Handling, fall protection, and trenching and excavation X X X Construction Represents commercial modular building manufacturers and dealers
National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA) Nursing Nursing homes   X X Ergonomics Represents 5,000 members, with 40 State Chapters, in the United States and Canada
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Construction Residential construction, Spanish resources training, information, and guidance   X X Construction and immigrant employers and workers Represents over 205,000 members including homebuilders and/or remodelers and associates working in closely related fields
National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR) and the Sporting Arms of Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, Inc. (SAAMI) Manufacturing Airborne pollutants - lead X X   Blood lead levels Represents 500 target shooting facilities/
entertainment centers
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Construction Electrical and construction hazards X X X Construction Represents over 70,000 electrical contracting firms employing over 650,000 electrical workers
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small business- related association Safety and health management systems   X X General industry and small businesses Represents 600,000 small and independent businesses
National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Safety and health-related professional association Hearing loss caused by exposure to industrial and construction-related noise and other environmental factors in the workplace X X X N/A Represents 12,000 members including professionals, industrial hygienists, and other occupational health, safety and environmental professionals
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) Lumber and building materials Recordkeeping issues and reducing or preventing forklift accidents and lifting strains X X X Ergonomics, general industry, and transportation Represents 6,000, primarily independent lumber and building material, companies with over 400,000 employees
National Safety Council (NSC) Safety and Health Reducing traffic collisions, providing first aid and implementing safety and health management systems   X X Transportation Represents 45,000 members and 45 chapters
National Safety Management Society (NSMS) Safety and health-related professional association Safety management systems and workplace safety and health programs X X X N/A Represents safety and health professionals
National Shipbuilders Research Program (NSRP) Shipbuilding Shipyard industry safety and health hazards X X X Immigrant employers and workers and ship and boat building and repair Represents over 17,000 shipbuilding professionals
National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Telecommunications Ergonomics X X X Ergonomics Represents telecommunications industry safety professionals
National Wooden Pallet and Container Association and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NWPCA-NIOSH) NWPCA - Manufacturing

NIOSH - Federal agency
Hazards associated with use of pallet assembly and disassembly equipment and powered industrial trucks and ergonomics X X X Ergonomics NWPCA - Represents nearly 700 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair and distribute pallets, containers and reels or supply products and services

NIOSH - Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) Transportation Reduce traffic collisions and related deaths and injuries X X X Transportation Represents a public/private partnership between government and industry
Reactive Chemical Alliance Chemical Production and Distribution Management of chemical reactive hazards


  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Agency works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress

American Chemistry Council (ACC) - Represents about 90% of the world's production of basic industrial chemicals

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) - Represents manufacturers, insurers, government, academia, and expert consultants to improve manufacturing process safety

Chlorine Institute, Inc. (CI) - Represents 240 members located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America

Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center -The Center assists industry and government with accident investigation and analysis services

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) - Represents chemical distributor companies that purchase and take title of chemical products from manufacturers.

Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) - Represents 300 member companies have more than 2,000 manufacturing sites and 100,000 employees
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics Represents retailers and their product and service suppliers who operate over 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Risk management Safety and health hazards X X   General industry Represents 4,000 companies with more than 10,000 employees
Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) Construction Lead and silica exposure, confined space, fall protection, staging requirements   X X Blood lead levels, construction, and silica-related diseases Represents 200 commercial contractors, manufacturers and consultants
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Inc. (SMACNA) Construction Motor vehicle safety, fall protection, and personal protective equipment with an emphasis on cuts and eye injuries X X X Construction, Hispanic workers, small business Represents 1,908 members of the international association of union contractors in 102 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Brazil
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) Shipbuilding Shipyard industry safety and health hazards   X X Ship and boat building and repair Represents 35,000 workers in 23 states
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Hazard communication for chemicals Hazard communication, material safety data sheets and globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals X X X N/A Represents private, nonprofit groups and government
Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) Plastics Ergonomics X X   Ergonomics and general industry Represents 1.5 million workers and provides more than $320 billion in annual shipments
Steel Group Manufacturing Steel industry safety and health management process  

General industry American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) - Represents companies, including integrated, electric furnace, and reconstituted mills

Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) - Represents many of the primary specialty steel producers in North America

Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) - Represents 39 North American scrap-based electric arc furnace steelmaker companies that operate 125 steel plants and employ approximately 70,000 people
The Dow Chemical Company Chemical manufacturing Ergonomics   X X Ergonomics and general industry Represents 50,000 employees in more than 170 countries
The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Construction Roadway work zone safety and health hazards


Construction, immigrant employers and workers and silica-related disease American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) - Represents 5,000 member companies building road, rail, airport, public transit, port and waterway facilities

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) - Represents 400,000 members in 170 local unions throughout the United States and Canada

Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) - Represents 800,000 members in nine regions, 55 district councils, and over 500 local unions

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) - 1,100 member companies and represents the interests of the hot mix asphalt producer and paving contractors
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Landscaping/ horticultural services industry association Struck-by prevention, fall protection, and electrical hazard awareness X X X Landscaping/
horticultural services
Represents more than 2,700 commercial tree care firms and affiliated companies
Washington Group International (WGI) Engineering and construction Crane rigging, hearing protection and ergonomics X X   Construction and ergonomics Represents 38,000 employees in more than 40 countries