FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold Industry Association
SIA Executive Committee Approves Realignment of Regions
Kansas City, MO – October 6, 2010 – The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) executive committee has approved a motion to realign current membership regions. The approved regions will mirror the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) region structure.
“As we seek alliances with the regional OSHA offices, the new alignment will help create consistency and a seamless connection between our regions and theirs. We will be able to better target our audience and promote OSHA programs, events and issues within a particular region. This will also be a platform for us to utilize when promoting SIA events," said SIA President Stephen Smith.
Effective October 1, 2010 the new SIA regions are as follows:
Region 1 – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2 – New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Region 3 – District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Region 4 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee
Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region 6 – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 7 – Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Region 8 – Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Region 9 – Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada
Region 10 – Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Region 11 – International
About the SIA
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access industry. The SIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SIA ASC A92
standards. For more information, call (816) 595.4860 or visit the official SIA website at www.scaffold.org.