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COVID-19 and related information for the insulation industry. Click here to read the latest online.
Get Certified in August or October—Virtually!

This course 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 course 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 levels of the 4-day course and receive a passing grade on the final examination at the end of each level. All course materials will be shipped to participants.


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 training@insulation.org 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
 
President Signs Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension
Last week both houses of Congress passed legislation extending the deadline for applying for a PPP loan from June 30 to August 8, 2020. The President signed the bill into law over the weekend.

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) held a conference call for trade association stakeholders, reporting that all of their PPP systems were operational again, and that 500 loans had been processed since the deadline had been extended.

SBA also released a press statement on the disclosure of information on PPP loans greater than $150k, and a document explaining the loan data being disclosed. According to the SBA, all loans over $2 million will be reviewed, which they distinguish from being audited.

Click here to read the SBA press release.

Click here to view the key aspects of PPP loan data.
OSHA Resources to Prevent Summer Heat Exposure
Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because the body needs to build a tolerance to the heat gradually over time. OSHA’s Occupational Heat Exposure web page explains the symptoms of indoor and outdoor heat illness, first aid measures to provide while waiting for help, proactive engineering controls and work practices to reduce workers’ exposure to heat, and training.

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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