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The Finishing Trades Mission in Connecticut

Welcome to our site! The International Union of Painter's and Allied Trades District Council 11 considers itself a vital and flourishing labor organization, which represents over 1,600 members in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our members include painters, drywall finishers, glaziers, wall coverers, and various industrials. Please contact us with your questions!

Around the District

  • Online Training Update!

    WE ARE NOW OFFERING A VARIETY OF ONLINE TRAINING COURSES THAT YOU MAY COMPLETE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!

    • These courses are being offered virtually on our Learning Management System (LMS) that will count towards the 2020 STAR Banquet
    • You will need to take two (2) credits to be eligible for the banquet
    • You will need a laptop or tablet and internet to complete the courses
    • Members can register by emailing jessek@iupatdc11.com 
    • Once registered you will have access to all of the courses and can complete whichever courses you'd like!

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Allied Trades Assistance Preventative Education 1 CREDIT

    • ATAP is designed to inform/empower individuals by separating fact from fiction, encouraging the workforce to choose proactive behavior when it comes to mental health issues and addictions. The goal is to educate individuals to promote a healthy, safe, and substance free working environment. 

    Anger Management 1 CREDIT 

    • This course is designed to describe the essentials of managing anger in an appropriate and constructive manner. While designed specifically for the work environment, the core elements of this training can be applied when you are at home or on the road. The constant pressures and stresses of modern life have resulted in a growing realization that anger control methods should be taught.

    Back Safety 1 CREDIT

    • Manual material handling involves the moving of material by hand through lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, shoveling or any combination of these actions. About 58% of back injuries are caused by manual material handling. In this course, we look at the anatomy of the back, injuries of the back caused by manual material handling and how to prevent them.

    Changing the Culture of Construction 1 CREDIT

    • This training is designed to inform and empower the construction industry by separating fact from fiction and encourage our workforce to choose proactivity when it comes to behavioral health issues and addictions. Our goal is to educate individuals, in turn promoting a healthy, safe, and substance free working environment.

    Clear Communication 1 CREDIT

    • Clear Communication is a course designed to familiarize participants with ways to improve their basic communication skills. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe effective methods for improving listening skills, describe ways to ensure that listeners receive a message as the speaker intended, and describe techniques for effectively giving and receiving feedback. 

    Communication and Leadership 1 CREDIT

    • This course teaches the basics of communication and leadership. The communication portion of the course focuses on the different modes and styles of communication, and how you can use this information to better communicate with a variety of people.

    Coronavirus Preparedness 0.5 CREDITS

    • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This course will tell you about simple steps you can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus & disease

    Crystalline Silica: Understanding The Hazards 1 CREDIT

    • Crystalline silica are very small particles of hazardous dust that can cause severe scarring of your lungs and possibly lead to death. This  course will teach you how to recognize materials that may contain crystalline silica dust, how to stay compliant with OSHA regulations pertaining to crystalline silica, and hazardous control techniques for silica exposure. 

    Ergonomics in the Workplace 1 CREDIT

    • This course is designed to teach the basic skills needed to create a healthy work environment, increase productivity and decrease ergonomic risk factors by recognizing the way in which we interact with our environment, specifically while at work. 
       

    Hazardous Communication 1 CREDIT

    • This program is designed to provide Students with a basic understanding of the requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) and safe work practices

    Hearing Conservation 1 CREDIT

    • "Hearing Conservation: A Sound Choice," explains the purpose and benefits of a hearing conservation program & the importance of wearing hearing protection when needed. 
       

    iFTI LMS Learners Orientation 0.5 CREDITS

    • This is an orientation that walks learners through the features, benefits & functionality of the iFTI Learning Management System. This is a great course to take if you have never used this system before. 
       

    Ladder Safety 1 CREDIT

    • Most ladder accidents are caused by improper use. A good ladder safety program pays off in both human and economic terms. "Ladder Safety: Take The Right Steps," is designed to teach your workers the proper techniques for using all types of ladders found in your facility. Oftentimes, the warning stickers attached to the ladder go unnoticed. 
       

    Managing Stress 1 CREDIT

    • There are many effective strategies for coping with stress. Some will give you temporary relief, while others can be integrated into your lifestyle in order to give you long term relief. Lifestyle strategies for managing stress can be divided into three major categories: physical activity, nutrition and relaxation. In this module, we will look at the importance of physical activity and good nutrition in managing the negative effects of stress. 
       

    OSHA 10 Certificate of Training 1 CREDIT

    • Upon successful completion (70%) students will receive an OSHA-10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach completion card. Note: OSHA regulations state that students cannot spend longer than 7.5 hours in a course per day please allocate a minimum of 2 days to complete this training 

    OSHA 30 Certificate of Training 2 CREDITS

    • In this program, supervisors & workers responsible for safety on the job will attend a 30- hour class delivered by OSHA trainers 

     

    SPANISH COURSES

    Spanish Fall Protection 1 CREDIT

    • This course is offered in the Spanish Language. Falls are the second leading cause of death in the workplace.  With the proper training and equipment, those deaths from falling could have been prevented. The objective of this Summit program, "Fall Protection: Taking Control," is to train your employees to recognize potential fall hazards in their work place and provide them with an understanding of the proper use and care of personal fall protection equipment, with an emphasis on fall arrest systems. The program also discusses the importance of a pro-active safety attitude in preventing work place falls. 

    Spanish Hazardous Communication 1 CREDIT

    • This course is offered in the Spanish language. Please see the course description for "Hazardous Communication". 

    Spanish Hearing Conservation 1 CREDIT

    • This course is offered in the Spanish language. Please see the course description for "Hearing Conservation" 

    ​Spanish OSHA 10 Certificate 1 CREDIT

    • This course is offered in the Spanish language. Please see the course description for "OSHA 10". 
  • FTISNE/DC11 Phones Temporarily Out of Service!

    Attention members! Our office phones are temporarily out of service due to the tropical storm. If you need assistance please email support@iupatdc11.com 

  • MEWP Aerial Lift Training Update!

    Have you taken an Aerial Lift Certification Course with the DC11/FTISNE in the last three years??

    *If so your Aerial Lift Certificate will expire June 1, 2020*

    NEW ANSI STANDARDS

    • All Aerial Lift Training Certificates issued prior to January 1,2020 will no longer be accepted on the job site as of 6/1/2020.
    • To be eligible for this refresher and supplemental training, you must have a current (valid) Training Certificate taken no earlier than 4/1/2017.
    • Training Classes for members with an expired Aerial Lift Training Certificate will be able to schedule for a Full Mobile Elevated Work Platform training course within a few weeks.
    • Please register by clicking below!
  • IUPAT DC11/ FTISNE COVID-19 Update #3*

    In an effort to provide our membership with online training during this difficult time, the FTISNE staff is now offering 8 online training courses! Please see the flyer attached for course descriptions and credit details.

    We are still in the process of finding solutions for certain certification courses but we appreciate your patience as we determine a resolution that keeps our Brothers and Sisters best interest in mind and needs met.

    We will be using a "credit" based system, awarding you credits for each course taken online, credits vary depending on the course. "Credits" will count as your STAR Courses, you will need a minimum of TWO (2) "Credits" to be eligible for the 2020 STAR banquet, if you have already taken one STAR course this year, you will only need one (1) "Credit" to qualify. If you are unsure of your eligibility please email us.

    Once registered you will have access to every course and may complete whichever ones you'd like! If you would like to register for the online training please contact jessek@iupatdc11.com

  • IUPAT DC11/ FTISNE COVID-19 Update #2*

    Here is an update on our current status:

    The FTISNE/ DC11 will remain closed for another two weeks and will reassess the situation on April 13th. Every two weeks we will provide you all with an update regarding our status.

    *Please note essential staff are still in the building and can answer or return your calls as soon as possible!

    Non-essential staff are working remotely from home during normal business hours and can still be reached via email to help you with anything you may need* 

    During this time, if anyone is interested in taking any of our online training courses via our online learning management system (LMS) please contact the office manager preferably by email at jessek@iupatdc11.com to register you.

     

    We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 

  • IUPAT DC 11 COVID 19 Update #1*

    With the growing discussion nationwide of the coronavirus and the steps being taken in the wake of its potential spread, we want to make sure you’re fully aware that our first concern is always the health and safety of our staff, students, members and the community.

     

    DC 11 and FTISNE will be closing all facilities on Saturday March 14 to 29th in order to help do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus

     

    Staff will be alternating coverage. Please contact your business representatives by email or phone if you have any questions.

    If possible please try and avoid having to come in person to any District Council facilities until after the quarantine period.

    More information can be found at:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

     

    Update from the International Union:

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Our industry has been hit with the effects of natural disasters over the past few weeks, and I want to make sure we are all aware of the situation and how the IUPAT is facing these challenges.

    Coronavirus Impacts on Our Industry

    By now, you must have seen the news regarding the Coronavirus (also called COVID-19). The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. As representatives of thousands of workers in the Tradeshow Industry and stewards of our communities, The IUPAT is diligently monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and preparing for any potential impacts on our members. We ask that all members actively practice proper cleanliness and health safety according to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Click here for the IUPAT Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

    [IUPAT Coronavirus Fact Sheet]

    Support: We ask all members to diligently uphold all local and national public safety and health requirements concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organization website or visit

    https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19

    https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

     

    Below are some preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

    Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or with a tissue and throw used tissues into a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands.

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner

    Stay home when you are sick or showing any symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. All current leave policies should still be followed.

  • Coating and Corrosion EXPO 2019!

     

    Join us for our Fourth Annual Coating and Corrosion EXPO!


    The cost to repair corrosion added up to more than $300 billion a year, according to US Federal Highway Administration. If you deal with coatings or corrosion, this is a must attend expo as we address how to prevent and mitigate corrosion effects.

    There will be vendors on hand to demonstrate the latest techniques to eliminate corrosion. We will be offering 4 CEU Credits from Ardex, Rust-Oleum, Sherwin Williams, and a presentation from SSPC. There will be live hands on demos (participation encouraged) from Ardex, Sponge Jet, and Rust-Oleum. Vendor booths will be on display from On-Floor, Niagra Machine, PPG, Ardex, Sherwin Williams, 3M, Quicky Containment Systems, Rust-Oleum, Sponge Jet, Benjamin Moore, Rings End, and Graco Spray Pump. There will be giveaways, door prizes, free continental breakfast and lunch, plus more!

            

            You may register by emailing jessek@iupatdc11.com or calling our office at (860) 613-0700.

     

     

  • Trump Administration IRAP Undermining Unions!

    This article provides more information on the Trump administrations IRAP. The IRAP is undermining union-protected wages and safety standards. Please take the time to sign the petition to take action!!

    Petition:

    https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-us-labor-departments-push-for-i...

    Article:

    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trump-job-training-plan...

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