Workers in this trade apply insulation materials to pipes,
tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces
requiring thermal control of temperatures. It requires much
handling of insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber,
calcium silicate and urethane. Asbestos workers also do removal
of asbestos-containing materials.
The working conditions tend to be in and around dust. A variety
of machinery and power tools are constantly used, and workers
provide their own hand tools. This trade has a high health
hazard risk. Workers must wear respirators, and the proper
use and care of respirators is an essential part of the work.
Work is conducted in commercial buildings, refineries, ships,
industrial plants and private residences in all kinds of indoor
and outdoor climates.
The apprenticeship is a 4-year program requiring a minimum
of 5,600 hours of on-the-job training, plus 144 hours per year
of related classroom training.
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete
an application will be interviewed and rated. Apprentices will
be selected in order of their ranking received at interview.
The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices
during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination
because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
Enrollment opens on an as-needed basis. There is a waiting
list and the people on it are contacted when an enrollment
period is about to begin. Call for information or if you'd
like to be added to the list.
Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 97
Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
407 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Apprenticeship Coordinator
(907) 272-8224 (phone)
(907) 277-8860 (fax)
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