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NIA’s Fall Summit & IEAP Deadline Alert: Pre-Event Registration Ends November 29 In just a few weeks, NIA will be in Houston, Texas. Register by Wednesday, November 29, and join us for targeted mechanical insulation events for you and your business. All events are taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center: December 12-13:
The NIA Staff recently spent time volunteering in the Sterling, Virginia, community to make weekend meal packs for local children. The meal packs are kid friendly and designed for students who qualify for free- and reduced-price lunch and who have been identified by school personnel as not having enough to eat when school is not
Reston, VA—November 2, 2017—The National Insulation Association® (NIA) has recently been made aware of 2 unauthorized third-party solicitations related to Reed Exhibitions’ Insulation Expo (IEX) USA and NIA’s 63rd Annual Convention. IEX USA Attendee List Email Solicitation NIA members may have received an email solicitation incorrectly suggesting that Reed Exhibitions’ IEX USA 2017 attendee contact
On October 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began fully enforcing the new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. Interim guidance issued to OSHA compliance staff highlights some of the requirements of the standard. Information on silica hazards and related OSHA standards can be found on OSHA’s website.
October 25, 2017—One of the ways the National Insulation Association® (NIA) helps meet the needs of the construction industry is by holding committee meetings for industry-specific segments of the insulation industry, including manufacturers, merit and union contractors, distributor/fabricators, and laminators. These meetings allow these groups to discuss topics of mutual interest and then develop programs
NIA membership dues renewal invoices for 2018 have been mailed to the primary representative of each member company. Please remit your membership dues by December 31, 2017. We thank you for your continued involvement in and support of NIA! Click here to pay your company’s dues online. For more information, please contact Kristin V. DiDomenico
October 6, 2017—The National Insulation Association’s (NIA’s) 63rd Annual Convention will take place April 18–20, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Registration is now open for the event. As per our normal process, NIA members can register for NIA’s 63rd Annual Convention through our website and attendees can make their hotel
September 11, 2017—After much discussion and consideration about the best path forward, and based on survey results from our NIA Fall Summit attendees and NIA member companies exhibiting at IEX USA, NIA and its leaders have decided to reschedule the Fall Summit for December 12–13, and hold it alongside Reed Exhibitions’ IEX USA trade show.
August 28, 2017—Houston is currently in a critical state due to flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey. We are waiting on a full risk assessment from the Houston Convention Bureau authorities on the status of the George R. Brown Convention Center, which is the site of NIA’s Fall Summit and Reed Exhibitions’ Insulation Expo (IEX)
August 2017 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness reports. Employers can begin submitting Form 300A data using the Injury Tracking Application, an electronic reporting system. Visit www.OSHA.gov or click here to learn more.