NIA's August 2018 E-News Bulletin
2018 Brodie Award
New Safety Award Schedule: Make Safety a Priority and Apply by August 31

NIA's Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award™ is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. To streamline the Safety Award judging process and to make the customized Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Reports available to winners during the award presentation, applications for the 2018 Safety Award are due on August 31, 2018.

2018 Safety Award Schedule

Safety Award Applications Due: August 31, 2018

Winners Announced and STAR Reports Distributed: April 4, 2019 (during NIA's Annual Convention, April 3-5, 2019)

For more information, click here or email Aimee Doyle at
OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Update from NIA Legal Counsel

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) update from NIA legal counsel:

OSHA filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to eliminate the requirement for businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically file their OSHA 300 and 301 form annually. The proposed rule would eliminate this requirement. The rule for all employers with 20 or more employees to electronically file their OSHA 300A forms each year will remain in place.

Click here to read the full update
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Update Your NIA Membership Directory Listing by August 17
Make sure your company's info is current! Update forms for NIA's 2019 Buyer's Guide: Insulation Products & Providers were mailed to the primary representative of each NIA member company in July. To ensure the accuracy of your company's information in the directory and online, please complete the form and return it to NIA no later than Friday, August 17.  
Advertise & Receive Yearlong Exposure in the 2019 Buyer's Guide

Copies are sent directly to engineers, specifiers, mechanical contractors, and NIA members. For pricing or to purchase ads, contact Rob Glass at by September 25, 2018.

If you are only placing one ad this year, choose this buyer's guide!
Bringing the Industry Together in DC at NIA's Fall Summit 2018

NIA is gearing up for Fall Summit 2018, our annual members-only event that is taking place November 14-15 at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC.The MGM National Harbor offers world-class amenities and a wide variety of options for on-site business meetings.

Don't miss out: in a survey of Fall Summit 2017 attendees, 90% would recommend attending Fall Summit. Click here to view the preliminary schedule.

Key Dates and Deadlines
October 12, 2018: Hotel Reservation Deadline
November 14-15, 2018: Fall Summit 2018

Project Profiles in
Insulation Outlook

The NIA staff has made it easy to share knowledge in Insulation Outlook magazine by filling out a simple questionnaire that NIA staff can use to write an article for you. Email for more information.

We need your expertise about:
  • Insulation maintenance
  • Commercial system design
  • Industrial system design
  • Scaffolding industry
  • Coatings and mastics
  • And more!
What should we tell engineers? Vote at!
Limited Advertising Space Left
Showcase your tried and true commercial products in our October special. Sign up by August 15!

Showcase your time-tested industrial products in our last advertising special of the year. Sign up by September 15!

Insulation Maintenance: A Massive Market to Promote Your Products

Editorial Focus: Insulation Maintenance
Millions are spent on maintenance each month to ensure buildings and systems run smoothly. If your company is involved in insulation maintenance, don't miss advertising to be a part of the issue that explores this important market.

Featured articles include:  
  • Insulation Maintenance: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  • An Introduction to Removable Covers
  • Mechanical Insulation and the Contributions to the U.S. Economy
  • Best practices and gear for respiratory safety 
Contact Rob Glass today! 
Bahamas Bound in 2019

NIA's 64 th Annual Convention is taking place at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, April 3-5, 2019. Located on Cable Beach, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a brand-new resort that is located 15 minutes from Lynden Pindling Nassau International Airport (NAS) and close to the city of Nassau.  

The Convention Planning Committee met in July to finalize plans, and the registration link and more details will be available soon.  
For more information, email
National Institute of Building Sciences 2019 Conference & Expo

Mark your calendar now to attend Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 7-10, 2019, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, to explore strategies that are aimed at Optimizing for Tomorrow. NIA members are eligible to receive a 10% discount (use code BI19NIA) when registration opens September 1.

NIA is a member of the Institute's Consultative Council, which brings together representatives from leading organizations that represent all aspects of design, construction, operation and regulation to examine important issues before the industry.

2020 Convention Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Save the Date: April 15-17, 2020
NIA is pleased to announce the location for our 65th Annual Convention: the beautiful JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 15-17, 2020.
Reach Your Sales Targets by Targeting Your Audience

Looking for new and creative ways to reach your target audience? From sponsored content to digital ads, NIA can help.

For more information, please contact Rob Glass at
Product Spotlight: NIA's Newly Updated
Safety Handbooks for Insulation Workers and Distributors & Fabricators  
NIA's pocket-sized safety handbooks offer practical tips for contractors and workers looking to maintain a safe working environment. New sections include heat-illness prevention, fall protection, and distracted driving. Both handbooks contain English and Spanish versions of the text.   
NIA Members: 1-25 Copies, $4/each; 26+ Copies, $3/each
Non-members: 1-25 Copies, $8/each; 26+ Copies, $6/each
Key Dates
November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

April 3-5, 2019
NIA's 64 th Annual Convention
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

April 15-17, 2020
NIA's 65 th Annual Convention

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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