Career Training in Cutting-Edge Construction Crafts
Applying plaster and placing and finishing concrete are highly-skilled crafts requiring career-long training, from apprenticeships for workers entering the trade to upgrading and safety courses that keep journeypeople at the top of their profession.
That’s what the OPCMIA International Training Fund (ITF) does. We are a non-profit national training trust fund meeting the training needs of signatory contractors, members, affiliated Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC), and affiliated local unions of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA).
Effective Immediately: NIOSH Rescission of RB Sigma Respirator
News and Resources
The winter months are upon us and that means it’s time to prepare for cold weather. Here are several valuable resource links regarding working in cold conditions. While the ITF does not expressly recommend everything in the resources, we are sharing them so that you may review them for what is most relevant to you.
NIOSH Fast Facts – https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-115/default.html
NIOSH Cold Stress – https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/default.html
“The OPCMIA International Training Fund produces the best plasterers and cement masons in North America. Watch and learn more about how our Apprenticeship program and mid-career training set the standard for craftsmanship. The OPCMIA ITF means quality all the way!”
Daniel E. Stepano
General President, OPCMIA
Chairman, ITF Board of Trustees