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Airline Ground Safety Panel

  • American Airlines
    • AMR is the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the company employed more than 87,000 full-time and part-time employees worldwide as of December 31, 2010.
    • American Airlines and American Eagle operate, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights serving more than 50 countries.
  • Airlines for America (A4A) (formerly Air Transport Association of America, Inc.)
    • Founded in 1936, A4A is an airline trade association, representing the nation's leading airlines.
    • The fundamental purpose of A4A is to foster a business and regulatory environment that ensures safe and secure air transportation and enables U.S. airlines to flourish, stimulating economic growth locally, nationally and internationally. By working with its members in the technical, legal and political arenas, A4A leads industry efforts to fashion crucial aviation policy and supports measures that enhance aviation safety, security and well-being.
    • A4A members and affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. passenger and cargo traffic.
  • Alaska Airlines
    • In operation for more than 75 years, Alaska Airlines carries more than 17 million customers each year to more than 60 cities and three countries.
  • Delta Air Lines
    • Delta Air Lines, along with Delta Connection, offers service to 356 destinations in 65 countries on six continents.
    • Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.
  • DAL Global Services, LLC (DGS)
    • DGS offers a full range of aircraft ground handling services such as ramp and passenger handling, cabin and cargo services, operations and load control, aircraft and ground support equipment maintenance.
    • DGS currently operates in over 140 locations within the United States, Canada and the Bahamas with more than 14,000 employees.
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    • The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members across North America. Each member makes a significant contribution to the success of the union.
    • The mission of the IAM Headquarters is to help individual members realize that potential.
  • JetBlue Airways
    • Has been serving domestic and international markets since February 2000.
    • The New York based airline employs more than 14,000 crewmembers and operates in over 70 cities with 800 daily flights.
  • Menzies Aviation
    • Menzies Aviation is a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services.
    • Menzies has grown rapidly since its conception in 1995, and now operates at more than 127 stations in 27 countries and is supported by a worldwide team of more than 17,000 people.
    • Menzies serves more than 500 airline customers handling more than 800,000 flights and 1.7 million tons of cargo per year.
  • SkyWest Airlines
    • SkyWest Airlines currently employs more than 11,000 employees across 161 cities in 42 states, 5 Canadian Provinces and Mexico.
    • SkyWest Airlines operates over 1,700 flights per day for United Express, Delta Connection and Midwest Connect.
  • Southwest Airlines
    • Founded in 1971, Southwest Airlines now operates 537 aircraft and has more than 34,000 employees serving 68 cities.
  • Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
    • The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO represents 32 unions whose members work in the aviation, rail, transit, highway, trucking, longshore, maritime and related industries.
    • The organization was founded on the principle that transportation workers and their unions are stronger and more effective when they speak with a single voice.
  • Transport Workers Union
    • The TWU has four main divisions: Railroad; Gaming; Airline; Transit; and Utility, University and Service.
    • The Union has 114 autonomous locals representing over 200,000 members and retirees in 22 states around the country.
  • United Airlines (Merged with Continental, another original signatory, in 2010)
    • Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,717 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
    • United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world.
  • US Airways
    • US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
    • The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries.
    • Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline operates hubs in Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenix, AZ.

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.

American Foundry Society (AFS)

  • AFS was founded in 1896 and 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 twelve 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.
  • AHA offers informational brochures, consumer and patient education material and training courses on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques and the use of Automated External Defibrillators to both the general public and healthcare professionals.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

  • Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections and approximately 12,000 members.
  • AIHA works in conjunction with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene to promote the certification of industrial hygienists and operates several laboratory accreditation programs.
  • The association also administers educational programs and its technical committees address many health and safety issues.

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

  • The 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 prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • The American Red Cross has nearly 900 field units which provide 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 Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

  • ASSE is a professional safety organization, with more than 33,000 members and has 151 chapters, 35 sections and 60 student sections.
  • ASSE members are at the forefront of safety engineering, design, standards development, management and education in virtually every industry, governmental agency, labor and in institutions of higher education.
  • ASSE provides a number of services for its members including, but not limited to, education, public and governmental affairs, and the development of national and international safety standards.

American Supply Association (ASA)

  • ASA is a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributors 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 issues facing them and offers services geared to their needs.
  • The ASA was officially formed in December 1969 through the merger of two groups: The Central Supply Association and the American Institute of Supply Association.

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.
  • Number of member companies represented by American Wind Energy Association 2,500.
  • Number of workers employed by AWEA members 85,000 (30,000 direct operations and 55,000 support).

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.

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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)

  • CCAR is a national non-profit corporation established in 1994 that represents all segments of the automotive industry.
  • The Committee works with industry around the world, with career and technical schools, and with governments 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 underhung cranes and monorail systems.
    • The association has developed safety guidelines for operators in the monorail industry.

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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.

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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 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.

International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA)

  • IWCA is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association representing all facets of the window cleaning industry, from commercial high rise to route and residential work.
  • IWCA has 513 professional member companies from the United States, as well as an international presence in more than 25 countries.
  • IWCA promotes safety and delivers at least 3 regional safety training programs a year throughout the country. The safety training covers all aspects of window cleaning safety and equipment use, and are offered in both English and Spanish.

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

  • TJC
    • Founded in 1951, TJC seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
    • TJC evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide nursing and rehabilitation center care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.
    • TJC currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. TJC also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, TJC is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
  • JCR
    • JCR, a not-for-profit affiliate of TJC, is the official publisher and educator of TJC.
    • JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing consulting services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of TJC.
    • JCR provides consulting services independently from TJC and in a fully confidential manner.

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Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar)

  • 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.

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

  • Founded in 1942, NAHB is a trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry and to expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.
  • The association is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. The NAHB's more than 205,000 members include homebuilders and/or remodelers and associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services.
  • NAHB analyzes policy issues, monitors and works toward improving the housing finance system, and analyzes and forecasts economic trends.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

  • NAWIC was founded in 1955 as a support network for women working in the construction industry. NAWIC has more than 150 chapters in the United States.
  • The number of individual members represented by NAWIC is approximately 4,500. As of 2010, there were approximately 800,000 women working in the construction industry (approximately 9% of the construction industry workforce.)
  • NAWIC impacted unions consist of the Building and Construction Trades Division of the AFL-CIO.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

  • NCLR was founded in 1968 and through its 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.
    • 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.
    • The Agency 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)

  • Founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, the NSC is a non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organization with 45 chapters.
  • The Council has four major areas of operation: training, educational programs and materials, consulting and advocacy.
  • NSC offers a number of products and services that cover a wide-range of safety and health topics, including on-line training courses, certificate programs, publications and videos.

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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.

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Restaurant Opportunities Centers - United (ROC-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
    • Convening restaurant workers across the country
  • Number of individual members/workers represented by ROC-United, including its eight affiliates: 7,500. This represents approximately 1% of the restaurant industry in the United States.

The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    • It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
    • AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government.
    • AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.
  • 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 United States 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
    • The LIUNA Training and Education Fund is the training arm for LIUNA offering the best adult education for the construction workforce.
    • LIUNA Training creates the courses, trains the trainers, and offers support for 70 affiliated training centers located throughout the United States and Canada.
    • LIUNA Training helps apprentices and journey workers improve and add to their skills, advance their careers and gain a competitive advantage in a tough marketplace.
    • Each year, roughly 140,000 LIUNA members attend training in building construction; heavy and highway construction; construction supervision; environmental remediation, demolition, rehabilitation and restoration.
  • 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 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, Pennsylvania and Spokane, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Scaffold & Access Industry Association (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's member companies 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.
  • 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, and providing audio-visual programs, codes of safe practices, and other training and safety aids.

Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute)

  • SWR Institute is a non-profit corporation of 280 commercial contractors, manufacturers and consultants who employ 10,000-15,000 workers engaged in the application, design and manufacture of sealant, waterproofing and restoration products.
  • SWR Institute offers educational programs and publications to promote industry-wide standards of application and products.

Shipbuilding Group

  • American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) - withdrew participation December 31, 2010.
    • ASA 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.
  • 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 the national trade association representing the the U.S. shipyard industry that builds and repairs, maintains and modernizes Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other government agencies. SCA members also build, repair and maintain America's fleet of commercial vessels.
    • SCA represents 48 companies that own and operate over 120 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii.
    • SCA represents 70 affiliate members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry.

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)

  • Chemical hazard communication professionals who represent industrial, consumer, specialty chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, distributors, importers, government agencies, universities, and consultants.
  • Promotes the improvement 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.
  • Provides guidance or technical expertise to private, nonprofit groups and to government.

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United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) the and International Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC (IATSE)

  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
    • Formed in 1960, USITT serves the design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry
    • Located in Syracuse, New York, USITT has more than 3,800 members throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries.
    • USITT's vision includes the following tenets:
      • USITT is dedicated to the professional development of those who are an integral part of the performing arts and entertainment industry
      • USITT will promote the best of design and technology through exhibitions, which are widely distributed to new audiences
      • USITT will actively promote and support research and development today that creates the theatre of the future
      • USITT will advocate for safe, efficient, and ethical practices
  • International Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC (IATSE)
    • Though its name has evolved over time, IATSE was originally chartered in 1893.
    • IATSE represents members of 13 distinct crafts, which are involved in every phase of a production from its conception through every aspect of its execution.
    • IATSE has 418 local unions within the United States.