Partnering with GAWDA

First launched in 2011, the partnership between the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) and the Compressed Gas Association provides participating GAWDA distributor members with complimentary access to CGA’s electronic safety publication library (enabling one employee per company location to gain free access to CGA’s library of over 330 electronic publications for a total value of more than $18,000 per user).

In addition, these GAWDA members qualify for CGA member pricing on hard copy publications, the CGA Handbook of Compressed Gases, and safety videos.

In 2019, we added a new benefit to this program — free access to CGA’s eLearning modules for up to 15 employees per company location. These modules provide a modern training method for introducing basic safety information to new industry employees across a range of topics, including the safe handling of compressed gases, acetylene cylinders, and cryogenic liquids in portable containers.

In addition, GAWDA and CGA co-sponsor a Distributor Safety Award, which recognizes the distributor with the greatest improvement in safety performance over the past 5 years. This prestigious award is presented each year at GAWDA’s Annual Convention and CGA’s Annual Meeting.

To qualify for the free publication subscription program and the award program, the applicant must be a member of GAWDA in good standing, must be from GAWDA’s Distributor membership category, must not be a former member of CGA with a membership termination date later than October 10, 2011, and must provide the required safety data with their application.

For more information on this program, including eligibility and registration requirements, please visit our GAWDA Subscription Page.