Associations

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SMART Safety Group and Affiliated Companies belong to the following associations:

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ASSE logoAmerican Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Founded in 1911, today ASSE has more than 32,000 members who manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues. ASSE members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, to create safer work and leisure environments and to develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life. These efforts lead to positive bottom line results for businesses as they realize a reduced rate of injuries and illnesses leading to a reduction in lost work time, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, health care costs, and lower employee turnover rates.

AGC logoAssociated General Contractors (AGC) serves our nation’s construction professionals. Their vision is to promote a better industry for the professionals who build America’s future. AGC was established in 1918 after a request by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson recognized the construction industry’s national importance and desired a partner with which the government could discuss and plan for the advancement of the nation. AGC has been fulfilling that mission for the last 90 years. A full service national trade association with a nationwide network of exceptional chapters, AGC represents more than 32,000 leading firms in the industry – including general contractors, specialty contractors and service providers and suppliers.

ABC logoAssociated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 75 chapters representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

ASA logoAmerican Subcontractors Association (ASA) is a national membership trade association of 5,500 subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry. More than 80 percent of all industrial and commercial construction is performed by subcontractors. The ASA is recognized as the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry. ASA members work in the safety, electrical, mechanical, drywall, plaster, steel, masonry, concrete, plumbing, roofing, excavation and nearly every other specialty trade in the construction industry. ASA is the only construction association that concentrates exclusively on the business issues affecting all subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.

CALPASC logoCalifornia Professional Association of Speciatly Contractors (CALPASC) is a non-profit trade association of independent specialty contractors, related suppliers, and affiliate members. Their mission is to advance and protect the welfare of trade contractors, suppliers, and related businesses and to represent the position of the trade contractor industry in the California legislative, political, judicial, and regulatory arenas. At the local and state levels, CALPASC provides a wide range of services and programs such as advocacy, training, trade and staff councils, and a captive insurance program for workers’ comp.

Distributor Partners of America (DPA) is a member-driven buying and marketing organization made up of independent distributors in the Safety Equipment and Janitorial industries. Through our combined buying power we are able to bring our customers the best in class brands along with competitive pricing.

EGCA logoEngineering & General Contractor’s Assocation (EGCA) represents general engineering contractors in San Diego County — those doing sewer, water, storm drain, utilities, grading, paving, asphalt, concrete and road building for public and private work throughout San Diego and beyond. Founded in 1952, the EGCA consists of Contractor, Owner/Operator and Affiliates. EGCA focuses specifically on the needs of the general engineering contractors in San Diego County in business development, in staff training, and in local political advocacy – targeted to their specific circumstances.

NECA logoNational Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) was formed in 1901 to improve business practices and expertise within the electrical constructions industry. The San Diego Chapter of NECA was chartered in 1942 and today represents over 100 electrical contractors. NECA has a joint training program with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Contractors (IBEW 569) in the San Diego area. NECA member are actively involved in the development and adoption of National Electric Installation Standards (NEIS).

The National Utilities Contractors Association (NUCA) represents the best interests of contractors engaged in the construction of utility lines, excavation, site work, and trenchless technology, and associate members that support the industry. Their mission is to preserve the identity and common interests of the utility contracting industry; promote better relations between utility contractors and governmental agencies, general contractors, labor, engineers and the public at large; foster, encourage and maintain safety standards; represent the common interests of utility contractors at national, state and local levels; and to engage in research to aid the utility contracting industry.