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  • SAIA Receives Approval on the Revised ANSI/SAIA A92.20/22 Standards

    • Friday, May 8, 2020
    • SAIA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact DeAnna Martin, Executive Director Scaffold & Access Industry Association 816.595.4860 | deanna@saiaonline.org   ANSI Board of Standards Review Announces Final Decision Resolving Appeals   KANSAS CITY, MO | May 7, 2020 – The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) announced today that the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) has made their final decision resolving two separately filed appeals: 1) Tutus Solutions (Tutus) of the approval of A92.20 and A92.22 as American National Standards (ANS); and 2) American Rental Association (ARA) of A92.20, A92.22 and A92.24 (A92 suite of standards) as ANS.   The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) stated that, "Based on the SAIA's Response, the BSR believes that the concerns documented in its May 31, 2019 appeals decision have been satisfied and that the original approval of the ANSs at issue, as revised, need not be withdrawn. Under separate cover, approval notices for the related revisions submitted under two separate BSR-9 forms, will be issued and those who concluded the appeals process for those limited revisions, through ASC A92's process, will be notified of the right to appeal the BSR's decision to approve those revisions."  

  • Effective Date for the A92 Suite of Standards Extended to June 1, 2020

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • SAIA

    The effective date for the new ANSI/SAIA A92 Suite of Standards – originally scheduled for December 2019 – has been extended to June 1, 2020. 

  • 2020 SAIA Association & Project Awards Call for Entries

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • SAIA

    The SAIA is now accepting entries for its 2020 Association and Project Awards. These awards, which will be presented during September's Annual Convention & Exposition in Phoenix, recognize members for their service, dedication, and contributions to the Association and successes within the scaffold and access industry.

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President's Message

The vision of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is To lead the advancement and promotion of safety in the scaffold and access industry utilizing resources, education, and communication.

This vision guides our 2015-2024 strategic plan, and over the past three years we have made great strides in fulfilling this vision. We will continue to do so going forward by focusing on our core values:

  • EXCELLENCE We are committed to excellence in developing and promoting best practices to meet these challenges.

  • EDUCATION We incorporate these best practices into our educational efforts, through training, deliverables, and regulatory collaboration.

  • KNOWLEDGE As the voice of the industry, it is the association’s responsibility to share this knowledge and provide expertise, direction, and resources to industry professionals.

  • INTEGRITY In all that we do, we act with integrity, in accordance with the highest professional standards of avoiding real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible and disclosing any that exist.

  • SAFETY We are governed by our dedication to the highest standards of safety in the scaffold and access industry. 

New technologies are being introduced at a rapid pace – and present new production and safety challenges for our industry. As we work together to meet these challenges, our core values will provide a strong foundation for doing so successfully. As president, I am personally committed to the following priorities that are built upon these values:

  • To engage younger and new members in the industry and welcome them to the SAIA family;

  • To update our training programs; and

  • To strengthen our relationship with the educational foundation. 

Engaging new and younger members is a priority in order to stay a strong association – and to share our knowledge with those who will one day lead the industry and association. The APEX Council – chaired by Brian Hillier – was set up to bring new and younger members in touch with mentors, who will welcome them to the SAIA family and help them to find their place in the organization.

Keeping our educational efforts on the cutting edge must remain a priority. The ongoing update of our training program, including the recent launch of our new Learning Management System, will make our courses more accessible to workers both today and in the future. The LMS, which will allow instructors and students to access their records online, will also be a great resource to our Accredited Training Institutes (ATIs) and members.  

In addition to engaging new and younger members and keeping our training up to date, we will grow our relationship with the SAIA Educational Foundation. The Foundation brings a lot of energy to the association and provides crucial funding for training programs, council activities, and scholarships. Their support will help us to achieve excellence in all that we do to promote best practices in safety.

I am honored and humbled to serve as president of the SAIA, and I’m excited about the coming months and all that we will accomplish together.  I invite you to join us in moving our association forward. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your thoughts, questions, and comments.

Michael Paladino

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