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  IUPAT: New Silica Rule a Win for Workers

Statement by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden on OSHA’s Final Rule Regulating Workers’ Exposure to Silica

Hanover, MD – The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is pleased to share that OSHA has issued the final rule governing the exposure of workers to the deadly dust known as crystalline silica.

A worker in Claysville, Pa., shovels the fine powder that's part of a watery mixture used in hydraulic fracturing. Silica dust is created in a wide variety of construction and manufacturing industries, too.

 President Rigmaiden's statement on the impact of the new ruling.

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Introduction to Trim-Tex Drywall Solutions Course


The FTI introduces a new course for the Drywall Finisher. The FTI has partnered with Trim-Tex, a cutting-edge company specializing in vinyl drywall accessory products. This preparatory course will introduce members to innovative design solutions, industry leading products and implementation of proper installation techniques. To access, enroll in DRY 3601 Trim-Tex Drywall Products through the Course Catalog. If you do not have access to the course catalog, email To verify your account, provide your full name, Member ID (if available), LU, DC, and birthday.

Coming Soon to the FTI LMS

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Safety Trained Supervisor Construction Certification

School Guard Glass - Installation



Printable Course Calendar

Are you interested in a attending training at FTI International (Hanover, MD)? Your Director of Training (DOT) needs to email to and provide the course name along with your full name, preferred training date, member id, and email address. For quick processing, the email subject should be Course Registration. Important reminders:
  • Open course enrollment will close due to high registrations or within 3-4 weeks prior to beginning date. 
  • Final confirmation emails are sent 3-4 weeks before the training.
  • Please coordinate with your ATR for "By Invitation" courses.

***Course Updates***

FTI 5003 Total Stations TTT on 10/17-10/21 has OPENINGS! Register today!

Click the graphic to view FTI International’s printable training calendar (updated as of 10-21-16). 


 FTI Learning Management System (LMS)

The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) Learning Management System (LMS) website is an online learning portal designed in partnership with the K-Learning group (a Kelly Company), a leading provider of online training systems for unions and associations. The FTI LMS is a secure web-based software program for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content. It is an accessible way of providing apprenticeship training course materials to FTI LMS users. 

FTI Online Libraries

The FTI Curriculum and Instruction Department, in partnership with the K-Learning group, uploaded 50 new online courses with some Spanish versions. The new lessons are interactive, contain assessments, and have reporting capabilities. They are found in the Core curriculum under 1.0 Introduction to the Union and Finishing Trades and 2.0 Health and Safety categories.

You can review additional courses for your training centers’ need and interest by clicking the K-Learning Center catalog found below. Your Director of Training needs to to request for the courses.



APA - AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) Presents


APA and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) have partnered to present a free five-part webinar series on wall bracing. The series begins with a one-hour introductory session covering wall bracing history, theory and strategy. Additional sessions address related topics, including meeting code requirements with wall bracing, the simplified wall bracing method, and bracing for higher seismic and wind zones. 


Series presenters include Bob Clark, Roger Roatch and Bryan Readling, APA Engineered Wood Specialists with a combined 63 years’ experience providing engineered wood product building and design support and recommendations. APA has collaborated with code bodies since the 1950s to improve wall performance and reduce the risk of catastrophic home failure through the development of prescriptive wall bracing techniques that specify plywood and OSB wood structural panel sheathing. For more information on other AIBD programs and activities, visit

Webinar Topics (All Prerecorded)

Wall Bracing I: Why Wall Bracing & Wall Bracing Strategy (1:00:15)
Wall Bracing II: Meeting the Code Through Prescriptive Wall Bracing (1:15.32)
Wall Bracing III: Simplified Wall Bracing and What to Provide the Building Official (1:01.37)
Wall Bracing IV: Seismic-Related Provisions and Tips to Meeting Them (1:08.11)
Wall Bracing V: Building Wood Framed Structures for High Wind Resistance (53.34)


Click to go to the APA website to view the prerecorded webinars.


Paint and  Coatings Industry Webinar - Free


Product Profile: Advancements in Vapor Abrasive Blasting Technology

Thursday, November 3, 2016; 11AM - 12PM Eastern time

Sponsored by GRACO and Presented by Eric Rennerfeldt, Product Manager - Protective Coatings Equipment 

Methods of combining water with abrasive blasting to reduce dust in coating removal, cleaning and other general surface preparation applications have existed for decades; yet the perception remains that these methods are messy, unreliable and not much different than a wet slurry coming out of the blast nozzle. The purpose of this webinar is to explain vapor abrasive blasting in detail, showing both how it works and the technology advancements that have resulted in better media control, simpler operation, improved performance and more versatility to cover a variety of applications. The attendee will leave the webinar with an understanding of how vapor abrasive blasting can reduce dust up to 92% and lead to a cleaner, easier path to profitable results for many applications

Click here to register for this webinar.


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eLearning Updates

OSHA 10 and 30 are now available online and on the FTI LMS. You have the option to take these courses anywhere at your own pace. After successfully passing the course, an OSHA card will be sent to your mailing address within 4-8 weeks. 


OSHA 10 and 30 have similar requirements:

  • The online training should be completed within 6 months from the date when you start the course.
  • The minimum passing score is 70%.
  • The student has 3 chances to pass the online quizzes. 
  • The student will be forced to take the quizzes in the order presented in the online training.
  • For OSHA 10, the student will not be allowed to log into the training for more than 7.5 hours per day; plan on a minimum of 2 days to complete the training. 
  • Students must complete the end of course survey and click the on screen end/exit button to receive a completion. Do not click the X to exit the main window.

To have access to these eLearning courses, your Director of Training needs to send the request to the Email the full name, course, member ID, and email address.

Click here for technical requirements if using a mobile device or tablet to take the OSHA 10 or 30.

  Updated: IUPAT 101

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