Partners & Memberships

Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET)

Affinity is proud to partner with MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network. MAGNET’s mission is to support, educate, and champion manufacturing in Northern Ohio with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player. MAGNET is the voice for and to the region’s manufacturers, as well as the “one stop shop” for the public and private resources needed by those companies to compete around the world.

As a resource provider for MAGNET, Affinity provides EPA & OSHA compliance services, management system interventions, and environmental, health and safety technical support to MAGNET customers.

Air and Waste Management Association

Affinity is a member and actively involved with the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA). AWMA is “a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 9000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.” One of Affinity’s Project Managers, Keith Gaydosh, is the Chair of the Northern Ohio Chapter of AWMA.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

Affinity has been a member of AASHE since 2008. We utilize AASHE resources including the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) to assist our educational institution clients with sustainability.

RiskControl 360°

RiskControl 360° is a risk assessment and management services company that helps organizations improve performance and achieve a greater competitive advantage. They serve clients of all sizes in every industry, both in the public and private sectors. In addition to the services provided to individual companies, we also partner with insurers, brokers, Third-Party Administrators, managed care organizations, and trade associations as a value-added service to their customers. RiskControl360’s goal is to help business owners and executives become better managers of their company’s risks.

Affinity partners with RiskControl 360° to conduct OSHA Outreach Trainings for the Construction and General Industry.

SAM - System for Award Management

Affinity Consultants, Inc. is a proud member of SAM, the System for Award Management. SAM is an Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of:

  • Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
  • Federal Agency Registration (FedReg)
  • Online Representations and Certifications Application
  • Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)

Together, SAM streamlines and integrates processes, eliminates data redundancies, and reduces costs while providing improved capability.

GSA - General Services Administration

Affinity is also a member of the General Services Administration (GSA), who offers private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations. Affinity is a proud associate.

Other Memberships and Credentials

  • Members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Members of the Northern Ohio Air and Waste Management Association
  • Members and Contributors to the International Air and Waste Management Association
  • Members of the Northeast Ohio Hazardous Materials Manager Association
  • Members of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
  • Grant Recipients and Collaborators with the United States Asian Environmental Partnership
  • Authorized OSHA General Industry 10 & 30 hour Outreach Trainers
  • Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Authorized User
  • OSHA 24-Hour & 40-Hour Certified Trainers (HAZWOPER)
  • Certified Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA – 30 CFR Part 46
  • Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEP)
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM)
  • Certified Industrial (Pre)treatment Operators
  • Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor