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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.
July 2017 – On August 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch a web-based form that will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The webpage will offer three options for submitting data, and includes information on reporting requirements, a list of
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) will hold a stakeholder meeting July 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action. In addition to the in-person meeting, a docket has been
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule from July 1, 2017, to December 1, 2017. The agency published the final rule on May 12, 2016, and has determined
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indefinitely suspended the new electronic reporting rule that was to go into effect on July 1. OSHA indicated that it wanted to further investigate employer concerns raised about the new rule. As of the day of its action, OSHA had not yet established
Reston, VA—May 8, 2017—The National Insulation Association’s (NIA’s) Board of Directors voted unanimously at its recent meeting during NIA’s 62nd Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, to make 3 amendments to the NIA Bylaws. The changes allow Associate (Manufacturer) members to be nominated and hold office within the association, allow Active members to vote on Regional
May 2017—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently taken action to rescind the February 2013 interpretative letter, also known as the Fairfax memo, which permitted employees at non-union companies to designate a non-employee union representative to accompany an OSHA compliance officer as he/she conducted a site compliance inspection. The Fairfax memo was issued
Reston, Virginia—May 2017—The National Insulation Association (NIA) is pleased to announce that the organization’s newly redesigned website, www.Insulation.org, was recently honored by Media Industry News (min), the industry authority for magazine media news, networking, awards, and events. NIA received an honorable mention distinction in the category of Redesign/Relaunch, which honors exceptional work in the digital