IWCA Celebrates 20th Annivesary Next Month

The International Window Cleaning Association, which developed the ANSI/IWCA 1-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard, will celebrate its 20th anniversary when its 2009 annual convention and trade show takes place Feb. 18-21, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga. Details are posted at this IWCA site.

These safety sessions are part of the program at the event:

Friday, Feb. 20

G2 High Rise Panel – Jon Arreguin, Andrew Kreidenweis, Harold Gidish and Kent Scott
Do you have questions on the high-rise niche of the window cleaning industry? We have gathered experts from the Scaffold Industry Association, a Professional Rope Access Technician® (PRAT®), and two IWCA members to add their knowledge to this open question-and-answer forum that will allow you to get the information you need to solve your high-rise problems. The panel will also cover topics from safety to best practices and what you need to know to improve your business.

H3 IWCA Safety Certification -- Stefan Bright and Dan Dvorak
In the window cleaning industry, safety is one of the most vital points of the business. The IWCA Safety Certification Program (formerly the IWCCI) is the ideal way for you to set your company above others in the industry by having your employees get their IWCA Safety Certification. This session will describe the program itself and the ways that safety certification can help your business become more profitable by becoming more reputable.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Hands On Safety Training Session, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides your workers with comprehensive safety training, giving your company the edge it needs to succeed in the window cleaning industry. Preventing accidents through proper training not only reduces your liability, but also improves worker performance and quality of workmanship.

The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides both extensive classroom training and hands-on instruction of boom-lift safety, ladder safety and self-rescue techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction on proper safety procedures under the direction of qualified safety trainers.

(This session is included with full-convention registration. However, attendees can register for this session separately if they do not wish to attend the rest of the convention. Fees to participate in the Hands On Safety Training Session only are $130 for members and $190 for non-members.)

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