July 2019 NFCA E-News
NFCA in Los Angeles - Thursday, October 3, 2019
Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar - The L.A. Grand Hotel
Join NFCA in Los Angeles for a day of education specific to fireproofing and fire-resistance in buildings.

Who should attend? Architects, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals, Specifiers and Fireproofing Contractors.

Topics will include ICC's Building Code, Test Standards, Key Issues SFRM & IFRM, Special Inspection, Fire Code and more!

Go to www.NFCA-online.org for all details, agenda and to register. Space is limited.

Sponsored by NFCA Manufacturer Supplier Members: Carboline, GCP Applied Technologies, Hilti, Isolatek International and Sherwin Williams.
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries. This information is from OSHA's Worker Safety Series. The fireproofing jobsite many times, includes five of the six main hazard potentials: falls, scaffold collapse, electric shock, failure to use proper personal equipment, and repetitive motion injuries.

Awareness is at the top of the list to stay safe! Click here to go to the OSHA website to read more.
The NFCA Fireproofing Safety Information booklet focuses specifically on the safety and hazard/risk conditions and environments faced by fireproofing applicators, and how to reduce their risk for injury on the worksite. NFCA Members can download the booklet for free from the "Members Only" section on the website. Printed copies are available to NFCA Members for a fee.
NFCA Updates
NFCA at NFPA FPF Meetings - As a voting member of the NFPA Fire Protection Features Committee, Bill McHugh submitted public input to the committee for approval that fireproofing be installed to the listing, manufacturers installation instructions. Both refer the user back to each, which is a key part of fire-resistance. 
NFCA Speaks at PFPNet - Passive Fire Protection Network, is a not-for-profit organization focused on raising standards in the use of passive fire protection in industries where hydrocarbons are present. The group of Industrial Fireproofing and Firestopping Consultants and Manufacturers, along with a few Contractors, focuses on the oil and gas industries. NFCA’s Bill McHugh presented on accreditation programs in North America and the Middle East – NFCA’s Contractor Accreditation Program and UL’s Qualified SFRM Contractor Program, and also the Firestop Programs. 
NFCA visits ASFP – NFCA visited the Association of Specialist Fire Protection in the UK to discuss worldwide issues of the Fire-Resistance Industry.
NFCA at NBC – The 2020 version of the National Building Code of Canada is under development. The National Research Council of Canada’s committees and task groups have been teleconferencing on code proposals. NFCA submitted proposals including a requirement for mandatory fireproofing inspection. We’re watching this closely.
NFCA at CSC – NFCA Member George Guanci, Sherwin Williams, spoke at Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 25. He did a great job being generic about IFRM and the importance of fireproofing. George made a great pitch for the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program and Education while he and Bill McHugh answered technical questions from the very engaged audience.
Congratulations to NFCA Accredited Contractors
Congratulations to NFCA Contractors who completed the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program Trainings in Orlando and the process to become IFRM & SFRM Accredited Contractors:

Cassidy Painting, Inc., Wilmington, DE
Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC, Franklin, TN
Envirotherm Insulators Ltd., Yoho, NB
GLS Spray Services, Inc., Poway, CA
Isolation 4 Saisons, Repentigny, QC
NDI Construction, Inc., Memphis, TN
Thermo Tec Insulation, Euclid, OH

To date, 57 NFCA Contractor Members are Accredited. Next training will be held Spring 2020, prior to the 2020 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting.
NFCA Welcomes New Members
Contractor Members:
Alternate Resistance Specialists, Arvada, CO
Frantl Industries Inc., Sussex, WI

Interim Contractor Member:
CI Contractors, Inc., Anchorage, AK

Membership supports educational opportunities specific to fireproofing and advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. Thank you for your membership!

Not a Member? Join Now! Contractor Membership now $500 for the remainder of 2019.

National Fireproofing Contractors Association
T: 708-236-3411 - info@nfca-online.org