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COVID-19 and related information for the insulation industry. Click here to read the latest online.
Senate to Take Up Next COVID Response Bill after Congressional Recess
The House and Senate are in recess until July 20 and will have only a few weeks of session in late July and early August before they adjourn for the Republican and Democratic national conventions. The House has already passed another COVID response bill, the HEROES Act, and the Senate is expected to consider its own bill during the few weeks of session.
Get Certified in August or October—Virtually!
Registration is open for NIA's upcoming virtual courses:
  • Introduction to Mechanical Insulation: This 2-day course provides a thorough introduction to mechanical insulation and is a perfect way to train any staff new to the industry.
  • Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Program: This 4-day course will educate participants on how to inspect and verify that the materials and the insulation system have been installed in accordance with the mechanical insulation specifications.

This will be taught live by the instructors.
  • Part 1 on August 4–5: NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
  • Part 2 on August 11–12: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

This will include both live and pre-recorded sessions.
  • Part 1 on September 30–October 1: NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
  • Part 2 on October 6–7: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

To become a Certified Thermal Insulation Inspector , class participants must complete both Part 1 and 2, and receive a passing grade on the final examination at the end of each level. All course materials will be shipped to participants.


NOW OPEN: NIA’s Introduction to Mechanical Insulation on August 4-5

Register for Part 1 Only to Take NIA’s Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
The 2-day intro-only course is excellent training for new employees to educate them about the mechanical insulation industry and products.

Topics include a review of the insulation industry market segments; the need and importance of inspection; the purpose of mechanical insulation systems; primary insulation materials and protective coverings; the importance of Safety Data Sheets; and codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines, and how they are intertwined. Click here to register. Email for questions.


Host a Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course for Your Team or Clients
You can host a course to train your employees, members, and guests. The training can be held virtually or at the location of your choice. Choose from the Introduction to Mechanical Insulation Course (2-day course) or the full Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification course (4-day course).

Contact for pricing and more information. Discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation contributors, and engineers. Click here to download a flyer with more information about the benefits of hosting a course.
Free Webinar: Top Tips to Strengthen Your Strategic Relationships during COVID-19
Thursday, July 30, 1-2 p.m. ET

In this challenging time, contractors can take the opportunity to develop and strengthen their business relationships to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in a position of strength. Laura Cataldo and Courtney Davison with Baker Tilly will share their top strategies to strengthen each type of business relationship so that you can be prepared for the recovery when it comes.
Webinar Presenters: Laura Cataldo, Senior Manager Construction & Real Estate Services, and Courtney Davison, Senior Tax Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Main Street Lending Launches Online Database
The list of the Federal Reserve's Main Street Lending Program lenders is now operational as a searchable-by-state database of participating lenders.

OSHA Employs PSAs and Offers Oil & Gas Industry Guidance
OSHA has released guidance to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for oil and gas workers. OSHA's web page notes, "This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards." Click here to read more.

OSHA is also using public service audio announcements in English and Spanish, as well as bilingual digital and print billboard messaging, to encourage employees to contact OSHA with their concerns about workplace safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Billboards will appear in states under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

Resource: One Free Call with Legal Counsel
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
Now through August 31
In the spirit of aiding all of our members during this critical time, NIA Legal Counsel Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry has offered to respond to 1 safety matter question, per NIA member company, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
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