Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Increased interaction, engagement  the focus of Local Union Officers Meeting

Posted by on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:06 PM

More than 250 delegates, international union officers and invited guests attended the 2018 Local Union Officers Meeting in St. Louis. 

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local Union Officers Conference

Form-fitting PPE seeks solution for women in the construction workforce

Posted by on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

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.

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Topics: personal protective equipment, Center for Construction Research and Training, CPWR, women

Thermography and Green Awareness classes taught in Canada and U.S.

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

A pair of two-day Thermography classes were conducted by the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund in Canada and the United States.

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Topics: IIIATF, Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Health Symposium on Asbestos pushes groups to ‘Unite for the Cure’Your Blog Post Title Here...

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Asbestos, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Health Symposium

HFIAW Organizers attend, teach at NABTU Building Trades Academy

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: International Organizing Department, North America’s Building Trades Unions, NABTU, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Local 7 endorsed candidate wins Seattle mayor’s race

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 7, Seattle

IIIATF holds Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout Classes

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: IIIATF, Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Insulators celebrate Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, Apprentice and Training Fund, Apprenticeship

Former Local 17 MAC Competitors put skills on display at major trade show

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

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.

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Topics: MAC, Master Apprentice Competition, Local 17, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Foreman Training held at Local 82 in Montana

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

In mid-December, 20 members and guests attended a two-day foreman training program held at Local 82 in Montana.

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Topics: training, Local 82, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, HFIAW

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