Newsletter Archive – August 2013

Volume 2 Issue 8 August 2013

Director’s Message

Humans leave their mark everywhere they go. They leave fingerprints on the things they touch, footprints in the sand where they walk, and personal impressions on those they meet. A less considered type of impression is an ‘internet footprint’ which is created whenever a person posts to public message boards or blogs.

Web posts often make permanent impressions on those who read them. Web posts that are timely, accurate, and professional can serve to help others and create a positive image for their authors. Bad or inappropriate posts can cause permanent damage and even harm one’s business. When posting on the net, following a few simple rules or netiquette can help to avoid creating a bad impression in cyberspace.
  • Do not post anything you would not (or should not) say in public
  • Always refrain from using foul, profane, or vulgar language
  • Do not badger others or attack their personal beliefs
  • Avoid over exposure. Chronic posting or posting ’round the clock’ gives the impression that you have nothing better to do.
  • Keep in mind that posts can be viewed worldwide across different languages and cultures. Humor and witticism rarely translate well; sarcasm is often magnified.

Lastly, remember to think before you hit the ‘send’ button. Web posts often have an unintended permanence and are available for the world to see. Webmasters are rarely under any obligation to remove or edit posts regardless of how unflattering they may be.

SuccessIRies 105 NFPA 70E – Are You in Compliance?

The National Fire Protection Association has been publishing NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces since 1979. This safety standard has been expanded and is now in widespread use throughout the world. NFPA 70E is applicable to any workplace and is intended for use by employers, employees, and OSHA. This course focuses on the history and application of NFPA 70E, changes included in the current edition, and how they affect thermographers.
Part of Infraspection Institute’s distance learning program, SuccessIRies 105 is intended for all thermographers performing infrared inspections of energized electrical equipment. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers as well as managers of infrared inspection programs.

Course is designed for beginners and experienced thermographers. Course is 40 minutes long and may be accessed 24/7 from a standard web browser or a smart device.

Special Discount for September 2013 Level III Attendees

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce a special offer available exclusively to our Newsletter subscribers. Attend our September 2013 Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course and receive a 50% discount on your course tuition!

Here’s how it works: Companies that register two or more people may take 50% off of the tuition fee for a second person that they register for the same class. To take advantage of this offer, simply mention this Newsletter at the time of registration.
Special offer applies to Mount Laurel (Philadelphia area) courses only and may not be combined with any other discounts.

Early Registration Bonus for IR/INFO Exhibitors

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce an early registration bonus for exhibitors at its annual IR/INFO Conference. Exhibitors that register and pay for their booth prior to September 15 are eligible to bring a second person at no additional charge. Valued at $395, this bonus provides full conference access, conference proceedings, and a tuition voucher redeemable for up to a 100% discount on an Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course.
Now in its 25th year, IR/INFO is the original Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo. IR/INFO features four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, yet professional, family atmosphere. IR/INFO is scheduled for January 19 – 22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

IR/INFO is a must attend event for all manufacturers and distributors of infrared equipment, condition based monitoring tools and services, reporting software, and those who provide products or services of interest to thermographers.