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Airline Ground Safety Panel
  • 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 A4A reports its fundamental purpose 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.
    • A4A members and affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. passenger and cargo traffic.
  • International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers:
    • The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members and retirees across North America.
  • 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.
  • Transport Workers Union:
    • The TWU has five 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.
  • The Regional Airline Association and the following 15 additional firms:
    • American Airlines (Merged with US Airways, another original signatory in 2010)
    • Alaska Airlines
    • Envoy Air Inc.
    • Delta Air Lines
    • DAL Global Services, LLC (DGS)
    • G2 Secure Staff, LLC
    • Hawaiian Airlines
    • Horizon Air
    • JetBlue Airways
    • Menzies Aviation
    • Regional Airline Association (RAA)
    • SkyWest Airlines
    • Southwest Airlines
    • United Airlines (Merged with Continental, another original signatory in 2010)
    • Virgin Galactic
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 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 was founded in 1911 with the objective of creating safer workplaces and advancing the profession for occupational safety and health professionals.
  • It is considered the world's oldest occupational safety professional society, with a global membership of more than 36,000.
  • It has national membership through 144 U.S. chapters, 34 U.S. sections, and 63 U.S. student sections.
  • It has access to its vast membership through its website, social media channels, and publications including: Professional Safety, ASSE's monthly flagship publication, Society Update, ASSE's monthly member e-newsletter that highlights region, chapter, and membership achievements and EHS Works, ASSE's updated daily blog.
  • ASSE members also have the ability to engage in practice specialties such as construction, engineering, industrial hygiene, risk management or common interest groups like Blacks in Safety Engineering, Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce, Women in Safety Engineering, and Young Professionals in Safety, Health and Environment.
American Staffing Association (ASA)
  • Founded in 1966, ASA advances the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices.
  • ASA has more than 1,600 members that operate more than 14,000 offices throughout the United States. ASA represents approximately 85% of the staffing industry in terms of sales.



Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
  • Is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to provide consistent and compliant safety, pollution prevention, and HazMat training, as well as educational and environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.
  • Provides online environmental, hazardous material, and safety training and best practice information to the automotive industry, the insurance industry, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities, and other organizations.
  • Offers online training programs to help mechanical and collision repair facilities meet OSHA and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements.
  • Has provided training to more than 6,200 collision and mechanical shops, along with several of the top automotive insurance companies, 2,500 schools and more than 130,000 automotive students.
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.



Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners (FSHP)
  • Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA)
    • ARA is a non-profit trade association which represents the interests of agricultural retailers and distributors across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues. ARA represents its membership by educating members of Congress and agency officials on important issues affecting the industry.
    • The more than 300 ARA members range in size from family-held businesses to large companies with many outlet stores. Retail facilities are scattered throughout all 50 states and provide important jobs in rural and suburban communities.
  • Ammonia Safety Training Institute (ASTI)
    • The Institute was established in 1987 and is dedicated to making ammonia (NH3) the safest managed hazardous material in the world.
    • It provides safety management support through effective use of Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PMPRR) training (All courses meet OSHA standards).
    • The Institute is recognized world-wide as the preeminent training organization and major contributor leading to making ammonia the most safely managed hazardous materials in the world.
    • Its mission is to eliminate ammonia related accidents and injuries by promoting prevention, mitigation, and preparedness.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • EPA is a federal agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment.
    • EPA ensures, among other things, that:
      • All Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.
      • Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
      • All parts of society - communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments - have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks.
      • Environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable, and economically productive.
  • The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)
    • The Institute is the leading voice in the fertilizer industry, representing the public policy, communication and statistical needs of producers, manufacturers, retailers and transporters of fertilizer.
    • The issues of interest to the Institute members include worker health and safety.
    • Its mission is to represent, promote, and protect the fertilizer industry.
  • International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
    • The association is a labor union representing professional firefighters in the United States and Canada.
    • It was formed in 1918 and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO in the United States, and the Canadian Labour Congress in Canada.
    • The association has some 300,000 members in more than 3,200 locals and affiliates in every U.S. state, and in Canada.
    • Its members protect about 85 percent of the United States' population.
  • National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
    • The Council is the leading non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services.
    • It serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.
    • The Council has a mission to provide a unified voice for volunteer fire and emergency medical service organizations through a number of different ways, including gathering information from and disseminating information to the volunteer fire, emergency medical, or rescue organizations.



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 emer 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.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
  • ISRI is a Washington, DC-based trade association whose members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI's associate members include ISRI's associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry.
  • ISRI represents more than 1600 for-profit companies, including small businesses and multinational corporations, who operate at more than 3500 facilities in the United States and worldwide.



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.



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, LIA is a professional society for laser applications and safety, including the fostering of lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide.
  • LIA provides technical information and networking opportunities to industrial, medical, research, and government communities around the globe.
  • The Institute has 1,500 individual and 160 corporate members.



National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly Professional Landcare Network)
  • Created on January 1, 2005, upon the merger of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA formed in 1961) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA formed in 1979).
  • NALP'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.
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 Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
  • The NCTE is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. It was founded in 2003 in Washington, DC by a group of activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality.
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 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.
National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network
  • Founded in 2003, the National STEPS Network is a volunteer organization that includes industry operators and contractors, industry associations, OSHA and NIOSH representatives, and educational institutions who promote safety, health and environmental improvement in oil and gas exploration and production in U.S. onshore operations.



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.



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.
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)
  • A professional society committed to serving chemical hazard communication professionals and to promoting knowledge and awareness in all areas of chemical hazard communication.
  • Includes 724 individual members that are professionals who represent industrial, consumer, and specialty chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, distributors and importers, government agencies, universities and consultants.
  • Promotes the improvement of hazard communication for chemicals; educates 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 communication; and provides guidance or technical expertise to private groups, legislative bodies, or governmental entities.



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.
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