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Associations & organizations


American Foundry Society – BC Chapter

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

The CME's mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and the success of Canada's goods and services exporters in markets around the world.

Canadian Materials Handling & Distribution Society

Canadian Plastics Industry Association

The association focuses on enhancing the reputation of plastic and the plastics industry in Canada.

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) Recognition of Excellence

This awards program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in health and safety, whether it is for a special project, outstanding achievement, or lifelong commitment to the betterment of the health and safety profession at the chapter, regional and national levels.

Commission for Labor Cooperation (Workers' Rights)

This organization provides information for migrant workers in North America.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

The department studies how environmental and workplace factors can affect human health and how to identify and prevent these exposures and adverse outcomes. Its goal — through research, teaching, and service — is to protect human health by reducing harmful exposures and promoting activities with positive benefits. In addition to offering academic programs of study, it has a robust events calendar.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The regulatory and enforcement body for workplace health and safety in Great Britain.

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (MSABC)

The provincial safety alliance for the food and manufacturing industries. MSABC is also a certifying partner in our certificate of recognition (COR) program.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

OHSA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

United Steelworkers of Canada

The union represents men and women at more than 1,500 workplaces across Canada.

WorkSafe Victoria (Australia)

Wood & wood products

American Forest and Paper Association

America's national trade association for the forest, paper, and wood products industry.

Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association

Canadian Wood Council

The national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction.

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau

The bureau is the non-profit industry association that represents Certi-label brand product manufacturing members, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, approved installers, and other associates.

Council of Forest Industries

A B.C. forest industry trade association, the council focuses on issues with province-wide implications in seven major areas: Aboriginal affairs, environment and energy, forestry, markets and trade, occupational health and safety, taxation, transportation.

Forest Products Association of Canada

FPAC is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.


FPInnovations specializes in creating scientific solutions to support the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness, and responding to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners.

National Network of Forest Practitioners

The network promotes the mutual well-being of workers, rural communities, and forests by supporting individuals and groups that build sustainable relationships between forests and people.

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada

The PPWC represents 7,000 workers, mainly employed in Canada's pulp and paper industry.

Workplace Safety North

WSN is an independent not-for-profit health and safety organization. WSN member firms are companies in Ontario's mining, forestry, paper, printing and converting sectors. WSN offers training programs related to safety in the forest products industry.