Identify the historical reasons for unionization.
Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the labor movement in the U.S.
Describe the union structure and its activities.
Explain how unions promote the occupation and serve its members
Understand the union’s impact on economic issues, corporation, productivity, and distribution of wealth.
Identify and explain the most significant labor laws of the 1900s.
Analyze the impact the labor movement has had on social and political reform.
Evaluate the IUPAT’s role in the labor movement from 1887 to the Present.
Investigate the current state of the union’s market share.
Discuss the personal rewards and consequences associated with the union’s market share.
Describe successful strategies for unions to regain a market share in the construction industry.
Identify and describe what the union provides on an ongoing basis to its members and affiliates.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the end users, contractors, union, and rank and file.
Articulate the value that the union provides its members and affiliates.
Describe the impact the IUPAT’s Top Workplace Performance (TWP) program has on shaping attitudes and performance.
Discuss the generational changes in rank and file attitudes and behaviors.
Describe sustainability and the social, environmental, and economic impact.
Identify the benefits of sustainability.
Explain the purpose of sustainability in commercial and residential buildings.
Identify professional ‘green’ organizations.
Identify elements of sustainability.
Explain the importance of green practices.
Define green bid specifications.
Identify and interpret a green specification in a project manual.
Source and cost out green products.
Create a bid incorporating green products and practices.
Describe the elements involved with sustainable sites.
Describe water efficiency practices.
Determine energy and atmospheric requirements.
Identify and describe effective materials and resources.
Discuss indoor environmental quality standards.
Discuss the ‘green’ innovation and design process.
Identify and discuss the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – New Construction (LEED-NC) Process.
Define sexual harassment.
Identify the law sexual harassment violates.
Identify characteristics of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
Identify characteristics of hostile environment sexual harassment.
Cite factors that contribute to the determination of whether behavior is sexual harassment.
Explain legal and other consequences of sexual harassment.
Identify effects of sexual harassment.
Identify costs associated with sexual harassment.
Discuss employer liability in harassment Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist (ICLAS) cases.
Identify United States Supreme Court Landmark ICLAS cases.Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, with and without a calculator.
Use a standard ruler, a metric ruler, and a measuring tape to measure.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, with and without a calculator.
Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals.
Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
Explain what the metric system is and how it is important in the construction industry.
Recognize and use metric units of length, weight, volume, and temperature.
Recognize some of the basic shapes used in the construction industry and apply basic geometry to measure them.
Describe the components of a computer system.
Define microcomputer hardware in terms of its functions: input, output, processing, and storage.
Describe how peripheral devices are connected to a microcomputer.
Identify types of software and their functions and describe the difference between system software and application software.
Navigate and use the Windows XP environment to open and use applications, manage documents, and identify and maintain resources.
Access and navigate the World Wide Web to find information.
Create, format, and edit documents using Microsoft® Word.
Create, revise, and enhance business presentations using Microsoft® PowerPoint.
Create, revise, and enhance spreadsheets using Microsoft® Excel.
Define blueprint and blueprint reading.
Define plans and specifications.
Describe how plans and specifications are prepared.
Describe the purpose and importance of a set of plans.
Identify and define various parts of a set of plans.
Identify the various views of a drawing that are included in a set of plans and their relationship to each other.
Identify and define material symbols, abbreviations, and lines used in drawings.
Define the meaning of scale.
Use fractional rule to calculate measurements.
Explain how an architect’s scale is used to measure lines.
Use the architect’s scale to determine the actual length of a scaled line.
Recognize, locate, and determine missing dimensions.
Describe proper handling procedures for plans and drawings.
Explain the idea of a safety culture and its importance in the construction fields.
Identify causes of accidents and the impact of accident costs.
Explain the role of OSHA in jobsite safety.
Locate OSHA Standards references applicable to specific hazardous conditions and practices.
Recognize the aspects of 1926 Subpart C (General Safety and Health Provisions).
State the purpose of the OSHA Act and list the functions of OSHA.
List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process.
Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSHA Act.
Recognize hazard recognition and risk assessment techniques.
Explain fall protection, ladder, stair, and scaffold procedures and requirements.
Identify struck-by hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements.
Identify caught-in-between hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements.
Define safe work procedures to use around electrical hazards.
Demonstrate the use and care of appropriate PPE.
Explain the importance of hazard communications (Haz Com) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
Identify other construction hazards on your jobsite, including hazardous material exposures, environmental elements, welding and cutting hazards, confined spaces, and fires.
Demonstrate how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening and non-life threatening conditions.
Demonstrate how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person.Demonstrate how to care for a person who is not breathing and/or chocking.
Describe when and how to use an AED.
Describe ergonomics and its importance in the workplace.
Describe the benefits of implementing an ergonomic program.
Identify and describe ergonomic related injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders that can occur in an office setting.
Identify and describe ergonomic related injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders that can occur in a construction workplace.
Recognize and describe risk factors that can cause musculoskeletal disorders or related injuries.
Describe healthy ergonomics in an office setting.
Describe healthy ergonomics in a construction workplace.
Demonstrate proper stretching techniques.
Identify employee and employer rights and responsibilities.
Describe how the respiratory system works.
Identify the different types of respirators and their purposes.
Demonstrate the proper fit, inspection, cleaning, disinfection, and storage of respirators.
Summarize how the human respiratory system works.
Identify respiratory hazards and describe how they affect the respiratory system.
Identify work activities that can create airborne hazards.
Demonstrate how to perform proper negative and positive fit-checks.
Demonstrate proper inspection of respirators.
Demonstrate safe cleaning, disinfection, and storage procedures for respirators.
Explain his/her roles and responsibilities as a Lead Abatement worker.
Recall and describe basics facts in the history of lead and Lead Abatement.
Identify and describe the health effects of lead exposure and protection against lead exposure and poisoning.
Describe and demonstrate safe work practices when working with or aroundlead.
Describe general work safety and health hazards.
Identify and describe the federal, state and local regulations for Lead Abatement workers.
Explain and demonstrate the pre-abatement set up and containment procedures for residential buildings.
Recognize and describe residential lead-based paint hazards and control factors.
Describe and explain interior dust abatement procedures, clean-up and final clearance inspections.
Describe and explain the procedures for soil and exterior dust abatement with waste disposal.
Explain and demonstrate the pre-abatement set up and containment procedures for industrial buildings.
Recognize and describe industrial lead-based paint hazards and control factors.
Describe and demonstrate lead safe work practices in compliance with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
Recognize and identify some of the basic hand tools and their proper uses in the construction industry.
Visually inspect hand tools to determine if they are safe to use.
Identify power tools commonly used in the construction industry.
Demonstrate and describe all general safety rules for power tools and follow them.
Explain the importance of using guards during the operation of power tools.
Explain the importance of using a properly rated extension cord.
Demonstrate and describe how to properly ground a power tool.
Explain how to maintain power tools properly.
Describe the role of the foreman.
State the key role of the foreman in maintaining safety rules and regulations.
Describe how to establish and maintain good relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and other professionals.
Describe productive motivational techniques.
Explain the importance of properly performing personnel functions in accordance with the union agreement and company policies.
Explain the importance of developing and using effective communications skills.
Describe the proper planning and organizational skills needed to successfully complete a job.
Describe the “leadership” qualities needed to be an effective foreman.
Achieve predicted and desired results in the execution of projects through implementation of consistent methodologies.
Advance the skill level and knowledge of IUPAT Project Managers.
Emphasize the depth and breadth of roles and responsibilities that a Project Manager may be relied upon to manage, to contribute to, or to perform.
Define the role of the supervisor.
Define the scope and importance of verbal communication.
Refine written communication skills.
Describe various job site personnel issues.
Identify the supervisor’s role in safety.
Manage and estimate the cost of tools and materials.
Describe the importance of leadership in effective supervision.
Recognize the important areas of OSHA in general terms.
Identify the Safety Regulations as they apply to safe work practices in the ICLAS occupation
Describe the precautions that must be followed when using flammable liquids and adhesives.
Explain the purpose of Hazard Communication programs.
Explain what a MSDS is, its purpose and limitation.
Describe the role of employer, supplier, and worker in the education of workers.
Outline emergency procedures and how to obtain assistance for injured workers.
Compare and contrast the characteristics of a confined space with those of a permit-required confined space.
Explain confined space characteristics and hazards.
Identify 29 CFR 1910.146 as OSHA’s General Industry Confined Spaces Rule.
Describe the proper technique (ergonomics) for lifting and transporting ICLAS materials and equipment.
Identify safety requirements for erecting and dismantling scaffolds, including: pre-planning, inspecting scaffold components, calculating load capacity, platform construction, access requirements, and fall protection.
Identify the different types of aerial lifts and their related safety rules and precautions.
Describe potential fall hazards in the workplace.Describe the different types of ladders and the conditions under which they are used.
Understand the requirements to protect the driving public and work zone crew at and around construction and maintenance areas (or work zones).
Describe a containment system (classes, enclosure components and methods, ventilation components and methods, emission assessment methods, and worker and equipment decontamination facilities).
Describe the techniques and equipment used for environmental humidity/temperature control.
Describe the qualifications of a competent Forklift Operator.
Explain the laws, regulations, and elevation precautions that apply to forklift operations.
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the industrial coatings field.
Describe the working conditions of the industrial coatings field.
Identify the career options and advancement opportunities in the industrial coatings field.
Describe custody, care, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
Describe the need for Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist and Industry recognized certification in the Industrial Painting Industry.
Identify basic tools and equipment used for surface preparation and coatings application.
Compare and contrast the Industrial Coatings Industry to the Commercial and Residential Painting Industry.
Understand the history of bridges and the different types of bridges.
Identify and define the components of the structures that comprise a bridge.
Identify tools of the occupation.
Explain how and why corrosion occurs.
Identify and describe the 8 basic forms of corrosion and how to properly mitigate using proper techniques such as use of hand tools, power tools, and blast media.
Identify and describe the 5 basic methods of mitigating corrosion.
Explain how coatings are used to control corrosion.
Identify paint coat sequence of proper application procedures (primer, second coat, and finish coat).
Explain the environmental concerns associated with Industrial Coating materials.
Identify and describe various surfaces, substrates, and rust grades per SSPC Visual Standards and definitions.
Describe common methods of surface preparation and the conditions in which they are applied.
Explain abrasive blasting system operation guidelines: warnings and hazards, pre-start, daily checks, start-up, operation, and shutdown.
Recognize the importance of steel surface preparation.
Identify the effects of mass, velocity, air volume and pressure, nozzle, and hose size on abrasive blasting.
Identify and document initial condition of steel.
Identify the acceptable abrasive blasting conditions (dew point, temperature, relative humidity, dehumidification, wind, and surface temperature).
Identify and describe the materials, equipment, and methods for chemical cleaning and high pressure and ultra high pressure water jetting SSPC – SP12/NACE 5.
Explain what and how ambient conditions affect application and coating performance.
Identify the primary elements of a nozzle blast cleaning system.
Discuss abrasive characteristics.
Describe basic conventional air and airless spray systems, including variations of each: Conventional (air), Airless, Air-assisted, High- volume, Low-pressure, Electrostatic and Plural-component.
Identify by name, the parts of a spray gun and their functions.
List the procedures required to clean and lubricate a spray gun.
Identify the conditions under which each spray system may be used.
Define and use the proper terms for describing spray techniques and equipment.Explain the relevance of coating terms; dry time, cure time and overcoat time.
Recognize, select, and demonstrate coating applications.
Recognize and describe applicable hazards and safety guidelines for the above mentioned equipment. Recognize and describe proper storage conditions.
Define pot life, induction time, and recoat window and explain their importance.
Explain the methods used to obtain proper DFT and WFT with and without thinning.
Identify the three basic mechanisms of corrosion control by coatings.
Identify and explain the film properties necessary to provide the appropriate protection.
Describe how coatings may provide galvanic (cathodic) protection.
Discuss the different generic types available for use and the conditions under which different systems may be appropriate or inappropriate.
Explain the function(s) of pigments, resins, solvents, and additives.
Explain the differences between water-based and oil-based paints and coatings.
Identify the film-forming mechanisms for different generic types of coatings.
Explain the functions performed by different types of industrial coatings.