Though, it is not yet required to provide construction workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly, there are changes being made by employers to improve safety hazards in their workplace. These changes are specifically being made to accommodate women in the construction industry, considering the difference in height, weight, and body structure from men. The PPE program acknowledges these differences and considerations by implementing resources for employers.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
A pair of two-day Thermography classes were conducted by the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund in Canada and the United States.
The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (HFIAW) organized a two-day conference bringing together doctors, researchers and other professions the deal with the impact asbestos has played on multiple generations of mechanical insulators and other construction workers.
The North American Building Trades Union has joined forces with Michigan State University to administer the Building Trades Academy (BTA) to affiliated building trades members, including Brothers and Sisters in the Insulators Union.
It was a crowded field of candidates in the most recent Seattle mayoral race. Despite the numerous candidates, the Seattle Building Trades and HFIAW Local 7 made an early endorsement of former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Over two weeks in February, 17 HFIAW members attended one or both of the Train the Trainer courses in Chicago to be better able to teach Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout work.
Throughout the United States, Insulator Local Unions celebrated National Apprenticeship week through a variety of events and activities highlighting the value apprenticeship programs can provide the mechanical insulation industry.
When a prominent local contractor was tasked to help set up the display area for Johns Manville during the 2018 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition in Chicago, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 17 turned to two former Master Apprentice Competitors to handle the job.
In mid-December, 20 members and guests attended a two-day foreman training program held at Local 82 in Montana.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, as the non-profit organization continued to engage, educate and organize Union members, their families and like-minded individuals who share a passion for hunting, fishing, shooting and the great outdoors.