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Some of the best safety related training courses, materials and resources are available free and on-line at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration

June 1, 2014

OSHA offers a wide selection of training courses and educational programs to help broaden worker and employer knowledge on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. OSHA also offers training and educational materials that help businesses train their workers and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. For more information, visit their website at www.osha.gov/dte/index.html


ICB/TABB attains new ANSI accreditation

April 15, 2014

ICB/TABB is continuing its efforts to maintain and expand its recognition as the only testing, adjusting and balancing entity in the HVAC industry to earn ANSI accreditation under the ISO Standard 17024, which provides an international benchmark for personnel certification programs to ensure that they operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) completed its review of the ICB/TABB scope extension for the HVAC Fire Life Safety Level 2 Certification Program. As a result, accreditation was extended to include the following certifications:

• ICB/TABB HVAC Fire Life Safety Level 2 Technician

• ICB/TABB HVAC Fire Life Safety Level 2 Supervisor

The new ANSI accreditations are in addition to the four already in place:

• TABB Technician

• TABB Supervisor

• ICB/TABB HVAC Fire Life Safety Level 1 Technician

• ICB/TABB HVAC Fire Life Safety Level 1 Supervisor


US Test & Balance receives Gold Award from the construction safety assessment program ConstructSecure

March 1, 2014

ConstructSecure offers Owner's, Construction Managers, and General Contractors a clear and objective assessment of a Sub-Contractor's safety and financial posture. This upfront analysis assures lower risk, provides the opportunity for substantial cost savings, and promotes increased safety. Information regarding the benefits of ConstructSecure is available at www.constructsecure.com


Latest edition of the NEBB “PROCEDURAL STANDARDS FOR WHOLE BUILDING SYSTEMS COMMISSIONING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION” is now available

February 1, 2014

This 4th edition details the requirements for Whole Building Systems Technical Commissioning and includes HVAC, Building Envelope, Electrical, Special Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems as the baseline standard of care. The Scope of Work identifies all systems to be included in Commissioning as part of the Technical BSC Process. Copies of this and other NEBB procedural standards may be downloaded at www.nebb.org/procedural-standards