17th Demolition Academy to feature OSHA demolition-specific 10-hour health and safety training
The NDA's 17th Demolition Academy, the organization's safety and management training program scheduled for March 10-11, will feature the association's demolition-specific OSHA 10-hour health and safety training program. The course contains an introduction to OSHA; sections on electrical hazards, fall, caught between and struck by, personal protective equipment, health hazards on a demolition project site, hand and power tool safety, scaffolding, excavation and general demolition project safety awareness. This 10-hour program, presented over two days, provides an OSHA Completion Card.
Courses in Industrial Hygiene 101; Universal Waste Identification, Removal, Packaging and Disposal; and Demolition Project Site Management will also be offered as part of this program.
Apply for the NDA's Environmental Excellence Award
Applications for the NDA's second Environmental Excellence Award program were mailed recently to every member of the association. This program, designed to highlight the demolition industry's skill and experience in dealing with challenging environmental issues of their project sites or products developed that protect the environment, had 11 winners in 2011. The program was developed by the association's Environment Committee to promote the NDA's commitment to environmental stewardship as part of its mission. Awards will be presented to this year's winners at the NDA's Annual Meeting on March 13 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention center in San Antonio.
For an application form or more information, contact NDA headquarters at 1-800-541-2412 or click here.
Support the NDA by sponsoring a golf hole
One of the best ways to support the National Demolition Association and its programs is by sponsoring a golf hole at the NDA's 25th Silver Anniversary Golf Tournament being held at the organization's 39th Annual Convention in San Antonio on March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort. There is a three-tier sponsorship opportunities available. For $500 for a single hole, you will receive a golf sign; for $1,500 you get a golf sign and one golfer's fees; and for a $3,000 sponsorship, you receive a golf sign on the Hill Country course and fees for four golfers.
Sponsoring a golf hole at the NDA's annual golf tournament is a terrific way to show your commitment to the NDA and its programs. For more information about this opportunity, contact NDA headquarters at 1-800-541-2412, or click here to view the registration form.
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