Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

IIIATF Steering Committee attends  NABTU Apprenticeship Conference

Posted by on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

Training coordinators and instructors from all the Building Trades attended the third annual Apprenticeship Conference, hosted by the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Topics: IIIATF, NABTU, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Insulators in the outdoors - Union Sportsmen's Alliance

Posted by on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

The HFIAW is a proud charter union of the Union Sportsman's Alliance (USA). 

We know many of our members enjoy the great outdoors, the below photo album catalogs all of the images that have been sent to the IAHFIAW to share their love of the outdoors and have a chance to be published in the quarterly edition of The Insulators Journal.  

The pictures in the below album have been updated to reflect the most recent Spring edition submissions. 

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Topics: USA, Union Sportsmen's Alliance

Maryland’s Growing Apprenticeship Program Adds New Occupations and Employers, Expanding Opportunities for Maryland Workers

Posted by on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

BALTIMORE (March 14, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation today announced new registered apprenticeship programs and apprenticable occupations, expanding opportunities for Maryland workers in high-wage skilled trade jobs and non-traditional apprenticeship industries. At the March meeting of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC), two new sponsors became part of the state’s apprenticeship program, three existing sponsors added a new occupation, and one sponsor reactivated an occupation within its program.

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Topics: Apprenticeship, Local 24

JATC instructors attend advance training classes in Chicago

Posted by on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

For roughly three weeks in January, a few dozen instructors attended advanced training classes at the HFIAW Local 17 Training Center in Chicago to help better equip them to teach specialty crafts that make our trade an art form.

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

USA, Union Volunteers Complete John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Improvements

Posted by on Fri, Jan 4, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA)

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Topics: USA, Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Local 14, Philadelphia

CBTU Commends Federal Government’s Commitment to Workers Health and Safety

Posted by on Fri, Jan 4, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

CBTU Commends Federal Government’s Commitment to Workers Health and Safety
- Banning Asbestos important step forward to protecting Canadians and reducing workplace death and disease -


January 3, 2019– Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the Federal Government’s steps to close out 2018 with a ban on the use of asbestos and products containing asbestos. Canada now joins 55 other countries that have banned the use of asbestos.

“The Federal Government’s announcement to ban asbestos reflects their commitment to the health and safety of the Canadian workforce, and shows they have delivered on another one of their commitments since coming to office,” said Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Office, Canada’s Building Trades Unions. “The CBTU has been lobbying on this issue for years, because workplace exposure to asbestos is one of the leading causes of workplace-related death within our affiliated unions. We now need governments at municipal, provincial and territorial levels to work with the Federal Government to develop a comprehensive strategy to account for and remove – safely – this substance from our existing buildings to lessen the impact on future generations of workers going forward.”

Mesothelioma, the cancer related to asbestos exposure, can take 20 to 40 years to develop and begin causing symptoms. The mortality rate is devastating, about 60 per cent of those affected die within a year of diagnosis, and the five-year survival rate is less than seven per cent.

Blakely went on to say, “While this announcement will reduce the chances for asbestos exposure in the next generation, we still have a lot of work to do around the legacy of asbestos which includes a public registry of buildings with asbestos, regulations around asbestos exposure, safe removal and disposal of asbestos from current buildings and compensation for victims.”

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Topics: Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

Les SMCC appuient les engagements du gouvernement fédéral au profit de la santé et de la sécurité des travailleuses et des travailleurs

Posted by on Fri, Jan 4, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

Les SMCC appuient les engagements du gouvernement fédéral au profit de la santé et de la sécurité des travailleuses et des travailleurs
- L’interdiction de l’amiante est une étape importante vers la protection des Canadiens et la réduction des maladies et des décès au travail -

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Topics: Canada, Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

New resort on Vegas strip creates work for Local 135 members

Posted by on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 @ 16:12 PM

A new resort planned for the Las Vegas Strip will create a nice jackpot of work for members of HFIAW Local 135.

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Topics: Western States Conference, Local 135

IIIATF holds annual Trainer Enhancement class in Maryland

Posted by on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 @ 16:12 PM

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) gathered instructors from across the U.S. and Canada to conduct its annual Trainer Enhancement training program. The IIIATF holds the Trainer Enhancement program as a way to better instructors by improving their teaching techniques.

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Topics: IIIATF, Apprentice and Training Fund

Over 100 Insulators gather for 2018 NABTU Women Conference

Posted by on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 16:12 PM

The HFIAW was well represented at the 2018 North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) Women Build Nations Conference. Held in Seattle in mid-October, more than 100 members of the HFIAW attended the conference.

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Topics: NABTU, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Women Build Nations Conference

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