Veriforce® actively engages with a variety of leading organizations in the interest of enhancing workforce and community safety.
American Gas Association (AGA)
The American Gas Association represents companies delivering natural gas safely, reliably, and in an environmentally responsible way to help improve the quality of life for their customers every day. AGA’s mission is to provide clear value to its membership and serve as the indispensable, leading voice and facilitator on its behalf in promoting the safe, reliable, and efficient delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses across the nation. For more information, visit their website.
American Public Gas Association (APGA)
APGA is the only not-for-profit trade organization representing America’s publicly owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies, and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members. In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with a specific goal to improve the reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate. Through APGA, public gas systems work together to stay reliably informed about new developments in safety, public policy, operations, technology, and the marketplace that could affect the communities and consumers they serve. For more information, visit their website.
American Petroleum Institute (API)
The American Petroleum Institute is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 650 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators, and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs. For more information, visit their website.
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Founded in 1911, ASSP sets the standard for occupational safety and health (OSH) excellence and ethics. The Society connects over 37,000 OSH professionals around the world, creating a network of resources in 80 countries. We promote the expertise, leadership, and commitment of our members, while providing them with the tools and information they need to succeed. We are a visible advocate for OSH professionals through proactive government affairs at the federal and state levels, and in member-led relationships with key federal safety and health agencies. Our members create safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Fore more information, visit their website.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association was founded in 1995 and has grown to represent over 1500 member companies, and expanded its scope. DATIA now represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers including collection sites, laboratories, consortiums/TPAs, MROs, and testing equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit their website.
Institute for Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about $1 trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute, ISM® drives value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, corporate services and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit their website.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America is a trade organization that advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America. INGAA is comprised of 25 members, representing the vast majority of the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies in the U.S. and comparable companies in Canada. INGAA’s members operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines, and serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers. For more information, visit their website.
Louisiana Gas Association (LGA)
The association is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Louisiana as the Louisiana Gas Association, but known as LGA. It is comprised of investor and municipal-owned natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, and master meter operators, along with associate members who produce or market natural gas and those who provide goods and services to the natural gas industry. For more information, visit their website.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The nation’s leading safety advocate for more than 100 years, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. Working to make the world measurably safer, NSC advances this mission by engaging businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public to help prevent the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. – unintentional injuries. The Council is data driven, relying on research to inform best practice solutions to safety issues. To make the greatest impact, NSC focuses on where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur – cell phone use while driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription painkiller use, and safety in the community. As a catalyst for behavior change, NSC promotes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and June as National Safety Month. For more information, visit their website.
Southern Gas Association (SGA)
The purpose of the SGA Network is to support the development of employees in the natural gas industry, and to communicate timely industry information across SGA’s member companies. Success is a user engaged as a result of the learning. The SGA Network fills the gaps in training and education for natural gas employees by creating customized and unique learning opportunities tailored for our industry. All member-driven Network Subscription Series programs are developed and produced by the Network Programming Committee made up of a cross functional team of professionals from Network member companies. The SGA Network is also aligned with other SGA committees and Interest Groups to keep current on industry needs. For more information, visit their website.
Tennessee Gas Association (TGA)
The Tennessee Gas Association is here to support the growth of the natural gas industry in Tennessee by enhancing the overall performance, safety, competitiveness, and public awareness of its members and their products and services. For more information, visit their website.
Texas Gas Association (TGA)
For information on Texas Gas Association activities, visit their website.
Western Energy Institute (WEI)
Western Energy Institute facilitates valuable, direct connections between electric and natural gas industry professionals. We lay all the groundwork and orchestrate discussions to enable collaboration and foster dialogues between extremely well-defined professional roles. Our support empowers like-minded professionals to connect regularly with their counterparts at other companies handling similar on-the-job issues. Through committees, member-driven programs, forums, and relaxing symposiums, members receive a wide range of access not only to valuable networking opportunities but also to education, collaboration, and training opportunities. Essentially, we’re relationship builders—delivering an open, member-driven learning environment to develop effective leaders and ensure that employees are well trained and informed. For more information, visit their website.