OSHA Organizations and Associations

Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)

  • An independent trade association affiliated with the material handling industry.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • Coordinates the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system and approves American National Standards.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Offers opportunities to share new concepts, spearhead solutions, and advance the science and practice of mechanical engineering.

Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)

  • Affiliation of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), the largest U.S. material handling and logistics association that represents the leading providers of material handling and logistics solutions.

Material Handling Institute (MHI)

  • The leading non-profit trade association representing the U.S. material handling and logistics industry.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

  • The trade association of the electrical manufacturing industry.

Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE)

  • Committed to advancing the technical development, production, processing, and application of iron and steel.

Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

  • Committed to presenting superior technical meetings, conferences, exhibits, and publications to better serve those involved in the iron and steel community.

American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

  • A global organization of diversified services including technical standards and business management practices.


  • With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

NC Dept. of Labor

  • The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the "health, safety and general well-being" of more than 4 million workers in the state. The department serves the needs of the workplace through a variety of programs aimed at making the employees of North Carolina safe.

Canadian Standards Association

  • The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

American Welding Society (AWS)

  • Devoted to promoting welding and related processes and to supporting those who contribute to the industry.

National Fire Protection Association

  • The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

  • Develops standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools and equipment, chiefly dealing with product safety.