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Professional Associations

ASSE International
URL: http://www.asse-plumbing.org/
"Prevention rather than Cure." ASSE International maintains nearly 50 product performance standards, ranging from double check and reduced pressure backflow preventers to dielectric pipe unions, with many more in the development stages. [8/16]
ASHARE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
URL: https://www.ashrae.org/
Provides information on standards, research, technology, government affairs, and education and professional development opportunities for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals and seeks to “serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.” Can find access to local chapters and affiliate associations through this website. [8/16]
The IAPMO Group: The International Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officials

URL: http://www.iapmo.org/
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been
protecting the public’s health and safety for ninety years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world. [4/17]
NORA: National-Oilheat-Research-Alliance
URL: http://www.nora-oilheat.org/
NORA  was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that would allow the oilheating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to the American Consumers. [8/16]

NORA's Education Center 
URL: http://learning.noraweb.org/dcontent.cfm
Educational resources to obtain the several layers of Certification. [8/16]

Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island
URL: 
http://warmth4ri.com/ 
The Oil Heat Institute, Inc. of Rhode Island (OHIRI) is a member-driven, non-profit trade association, formed in 1960. Our mission is two-fold: promote the sale of oil heat, and protect and foster the best interests of the consumers we serve. We achieve this mission by disseminating relevant and timely industry information to members of the oil heating industry, the consuming public, and to elected and public officials. [8/16]
OSHA: Office of Safety & Health Administration
URL: https://www.osha.gov/
Offers statistics and inspection data, information on worker’s rights, and enforcement information. There is also information available to small businesses and links to OSHA web training. Resources are available in English and 8 additional languages, including Spanish. US Department of Labor. [8/16]
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor's Association (PHCC)
URL: http://www.phccweb.org/
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety, and comfort of society and the protection of the environment. [8/16]

Topics and Issues

Dewalt Mobile Pro Apps
URL: http://www.dewalt.cengage.com/mobilepro/
The free tools provided work well in conjunction with many of the reference books that deal with plumbing code as it provides applications for calculations and conversions for the plumbing industry. [8/16]
Rhode Island Plumbing Code
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/BCSC/7281.pdf
State Plumbing Code SBC-3, 11th edition, July 1, 2013.  [8/16]

Last update 201601/AP