Industry Organizations


Find links to various associations, institutions and organizations that provide education, training and certification along with resources and information to help you stay current with the latest laws, policies, regulations and industry standards.





Construction & Engineering


American Concrete Institute | ACI

The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.

Website: www.concrete.org


American Society of Mechanical Engineers | ASME

ASME serves a wide-ranging engineering community through quality learning, the development of codes and standards, certifications, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.

Website: www.asme.org


American Welding Society | AWS

The American Welding Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

Website: www.aws.org


Construction Specifications Institute | CSI

CSI is a national association of experts dedicated to improving the communication of construction information through a diversified membership base; continuous development and transformation of standards and formats; education and certification of professionals to improve project delivery processes; and creation of practice tools to assist users throughout the facility life-cycle.

Website: www.csiresources.org



Emergency Response


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Website: www.redcross.org


National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

Website: www.nfpa.org



Environment


Air & Waste Management Association

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization enhancing knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach.

Website: www.awma.org


National Ground Water Association

NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach; advocacy; cooperation and information exchange; and enhancement of professional practices.

Website: www.ngwa.org


National Recycling Coalition

The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States. The organization works to maintain a prosperous and productive recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources, as well as accelerate sustainable approaches to the management of discarded materials.

Website: www.nrcrecycles.org


National Sanitation Foundation

NSF International is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders, namely the public, the business community and government agencies.

Website: www.nsf.org



Food Processing & Packaging


Food Processing Suppliers Association | FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is the trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry and the host of the largest and most affordable food processing trade show in the Americas.

Website: www.fpsa.org



Hospitality


Dry Cleaning & Laundry Institute | DLI

The Dry cleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) is the world's leading professional garment care organization. Through legislative & regulatory policy development, education, professional training, information, garment analysis, and research, DLI offers solutions to help member businesses remain on the competitive edge.

Website: www.dlionline.org



Medical & Scientific


American Institute of Chemical Engineers | AIChE

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as translational medicine.

Website: www.aiche.org


American Medical Association | AMA

The AMA is a powerful ally in patient care, giving strength to physician voices in courts and legislative bodies across the nation. The AMA is dedicated to driving medicine toward a more equitable future, removing obstacles that interfere with patient care and confronting the nation’s greatest public health crises.

Website: www.ama-assn.org


Joint Commision on Accreditation of Health Care Institutions | JCAHO

Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing accreditation and certification, recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Website: www.jointcommission.org



Mining


International Council of Mining and Metals | ICMM

ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Bringing together 27 mining and metals companies and 36 regional and commodities associations we strengthen environmental and social performance. We serve as a catalyst for change; enhancing mining’s contribution to society.

Website: www.icmm.com


National Mining Association | NMA

The National Mining Association (NMA) is U.S. mining’s advocate in Washington, D.C. and beyond. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media—providing a clear voice for U.S. mining. NMA’s mission is to build support for public policies that will help America fully and responsibly utilize its coal and mineral resources.

Website: www.nma.org



Occupational Safety


American Industrial Hygiene Association | AIHA

AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.

Website: www.aiha.org


American Society of Safety Professionals | ASSP

The American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals providing education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community to our members in order to advance their careers and the OSH profession as a whole.

Website: www.assp.org


Board of Certified Safety Professionals

BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice.

Website: www.bscp.org


Institute of Hazardous Materials Management | IHMM

IHMM delivers professional standards of the highest excellence for credentials and administers and promotes accredited credential programs for professionals in the hazardous materials, health, safety, and dangerous goods communities of practice.

Website: www.ihmm.org


International Safety Equipment Association | ISEA

ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of ANSI-accredited safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world. It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry.

Website: www.safetyequipment.org


National Safety Council | NSC

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Website: www.nsc.org


Underwriters Laboratories | UL

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. By conducting rigorous independent research and analyzing safety data, convene experts worldwide address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies.

Website: www.ul.org



Oil & Gas


American Petroleum Institute | API

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry. API’s mission is to promote safety across the industry globally and to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry.

Website: www.api.org


Compressed Gas Association | CGA

CGA promotes ever-improving safe, secure, and environmentally responsible manufacture, transportation, storage, transfilling, and disposal of industrial, medical, and food gases and their containers.

Website: www.cganet.com


Gases & Welding Distributors Association | GAWDA

GAWDA provides the industry’s foremost resource for safety and compliance information with member access to five expert safety and compliance consultants. The association also leads the industry in providing education, industry updates, publications and e-newsletters, monthly teleconferences, and networking opportunities at their Annual Convention, Spring Management Conference, Regional Meetings and the Contact Booth Programs.

Website: www.gawda.org



Transportation


Association of American Railroads

AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry.

Website: www.aar.org


International Air Transport Association | IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 280 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

Website: www.iata.org


International Maritime Organization | IMO

The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.

Website: www.imo.org


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

Website: www.nhtsa.gov


National Motor Freight Traffic Association

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of motor carriers operating in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce.

Website: www.nmfta.org