IIIATF hosts virtual nanomaterials training course
Insulators International Staff — Mon, Apr 25, 2022 @ 16:04 PM
The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) hosted a virtual nanomaterials training course on Feb. 17.
This Train-the-Trainers course was designed to educate our trainers on the proper nanomaterial precautions members should take when they encounter these materials on the jobsite.
The training was presented by a team from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), including Bruce Lippy, Gavin West, Sara Brooks and Bill Kojola.
Among the topics covered were: What actually is a nanomaterial; how nanomaterials are impacting and changing the construction industry; what does one need to know about nanomaterial exposure; how can we control nanomaterial exposures in construction; and what are we doing with hazard communication for nanomaterials.
Each topic was covered in different sections and there was a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of each section. There was also a 15-minute breakout session, where trainers were able to work on different scenarios involving nanomaterials in the workplace.
Thanks to the following training coordinators and instructors for taking part in this training: Local 6 Instructor Daniel Kirwin, Local 7 Instructor Brian Kinsman, Local 22 Training Coordinator Ricky Miguez, Local 22 Instructor John Wilson, Local 28 Training Coordinator Tony Abeyta, Local 38 Training Coordinator Scott Yoh, Local 53 Training Coordinator Carl Wilson, Local 76 Training Coordinator Matthew Gonzales, Local 78 Training Coordinator Craig Francis and Local 80 Training Coordinator Todd Motz.