Leading the Roofing Industry through Innovative Collaboration
The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization to identify and address important technical issues related to the cause of wind damage which include:
•Dynamic testing of roof systems;
•Importance of sample size for tests;
•Role of wind tunnels and air retarders;
•Need for acceptable procedures for ballasted systems;
•Field data and response team reports;
•General lack of communication within the roofing industry as to what the problems are, what is being done and should be done to alleviate them, and how effectively information is transferred within the roofing industry and to others in the building community.
The vision of the RICOWI is to be the leading collaborative roofing research and educational forum where sound science and practice are forged.
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The Eastern Coal Council, created in 1979, as a membership organization of coal, rail, and power industries, manufacturing and service companies, educational institutions, researchers and educators, chambers of commerce, and individuals who work together for the purpose of promoting coal, rail and power through education and public awareness.
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COMING THIS FALL TO TV: CSI: DIRTY JOBS
Why not? Although the popular series details crimes scene investigators in Las Vegas, Miami and New York for all practical purposes anyone who works in this field can be classified as having an official dirty job. Mike discovered this for himself when he the Purdue University’s Forensic Entomology department. As Mike learned forensic entomology is a fancy way of saying “poking dead pigs with a stick to find maggots.” If ever there was a dirty job that you need a college degree for this is it!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics describes the job this way: “Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.” Of course watching any single episode of CSI would have told you that. Read More...
The International Society of Mine Safety Professionals was founded to promote the development of health and safety professionals throughout the international mining community. Saving lives and reducing injuries through better leadership, planning, and practice are primary goals of the Society. The ISMSP is a non-profit organization, recognized as such under IRS code section 501 (c)(3).