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/ p e o p l e / b r i e f s New safety program tool available to PHCC members T hanks to PHCC Corporate Partner Federated Insurance, members of the Plumbing-Heating- Cooling Contractors—National Association now have access to customizable tools to start building a company safety program. The "Management Commitment and Employee Involvement" safety resources — accessible at phccweb. org/CompanySafetyProgram — offer guidelines, training, checklists, logs and other resources related to hazard prevention and control, safety and health planning and other construction-specific safety topics (such as eye protection, electrical and tool safety, material handling, etc.). In addition, a section on workplace analysis offers employers forms and reports on construction site inspections, vehicle accident reporting, risk tolerance and more. "PHCC members can customize these basics of a safety program to begin building a company program that fits their needs," says PHCC President Laurie Crigler. "Not only will this formalized process help them comply with laws and regulations, it also sends a positive message to their employees that 'we're a culture that cares' about our employees, and here's how we do it." Recognizing that industry segments may not have the same safety requirements as others, Federated developed the resources to be modified and adapted for an individual contractor's needs. "This sample introductory program, extracted from a comprehensive safety program available to Federated clients, is a great starting point," says Dave Szymanski, first vice president and director of Association Risk Management Services for Federated Insurance. "January 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of our partnership with PHCC — perfect timing to provide this complimentary safety resource to these professional p-h-c contractors who are dedicated to the safety of society and their employees." For additional information, contractors can connect with Federated Insurance by using the "Locate Your Representative" on the company's home page or by call- ing Federated's Client Contact Center at 888-333-4949. Dan Daniels Assumes Duties as Chairman of IWSH Foundation Dan Daniels , retired chief plumbing in- spector for Pueblo, Colorado and a former IAPMO president (2010-11), has taken over as chairman of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to work to improve on the human condition by fostering the basic human right of safe access to clean water and sanitation. A 40-year veteran of the plumbing trade, Daniels retired from the city of Pueblo after 26 years, 19 of those as chief plumbing inspector, but has remained active in the industry via his work with IAPMO com- mittees and the IWSH Board of Trustees, of which he is a charter member. He succeeds inaugural chairman Tom Gugino. Sloan Executive Chairman Inducted into Chicago Area Plumbing Contractors Association Hall of Fame Recognized for his longstanding contributions to the industry, the Plumbing Contractors Association inducted Sloan Executive Chairman Charles (Chuck) S. Allen into the Chicago Area Plumbing Industry Hall of Fame. A third-generation descendant of William Elvis Sloan, Allen joins the company's founder on the list of hall of fame awardees, after a career devoted to the global manufacturing of smart, sustainable commercial plumbing products. Allen started his Sloan career in 1972 on the shop floor running machines. He served as president and CEO of Sloan from 1977 to 2008. He was a pioneer who ushered in electronic plumbing technology, such as battery-operated sensor flushometers and faucets, at a time when manual flushometers and faucets were the industry norm. His vision and persistence regarding electronic sensor technology heralded a whole new industry segment that is embraced by plumbing manufacturers, contractors and end users. 2018 NATIONAL STANDARD PLUMBING CODE ILLUSTRATED NOW AVAILABLE The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has released the 2018 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated . This newly updated edition of the code, the first to be published by IAPMO, is available at iapmo.org. The 2018 NSPC provides the lat- est information about common ma- terials, fixtures, devices and equip- ment systems used or installed in plumbing systems. Illustrations and supplementary notes make it an indispensable training tool. It is being printed only in the il- lustrated format, with comments and illustrations clearly shown as supplemental material. Appendix G, intended to promote sustain- able plumbing practices, has been updated with revised excerpts from the 2015 IAPMO Green Plumbing and Mechanical Supplement. KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH EMERGING WATER TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM Dr. Peter Williams, IBM distin- guished engineer and smart cities and resilience lead, will provide the keynote discussion at the sixth Emerging Water Technology Symposium. The symposium provides a platform for plumbers, contractors, engineers, manufac- turers and water-efficiency experts to introduce new technologies for the plumbing and mechanical industries and to discuss emerging trends, challenges and opportuni- ties. It will take place May 15-16 in Ontario, California. Williams has played a major role in the development and delivery of IBM's smart cities, water manage- ment and resilience solutions. He has worked with organizations as diverse as the UN and EU, city, state and local governments and many public utilities on these issues. He co-wrote the UN's City Disaster Resilience Scorecard, used by about 40 cities globally and scheduled to be used by an additional 200. In addition to Williams' keynote, the EWTS will provide presentations and discussions on today's most press- ing water-related issues. industry /plumbing Creating 'Culture that Cares' /people /briefs AISYAQILUMAR/DREAMSTIME Dan Daniels Charles S. Allen Safety on a jobsite is more than just vests and hardhats. HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Spring 2018 6

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