By |November 20th, 2017|News & Updates|

OSHA has decided to implement the new Electronic Record-keeping requirement, effective December 1st, 2017. This will affect all employers who are required to keep OSHA 300 Logs. If you keep an OSHA Log of injuries, you are required to file your information ONLINE. Here are the new reporting requirements which will be phased in over [...]


Statewide WBI Classes

By |September 19th, 2017|Events, Public Education|

September 1st, 2017 The Academy Exams state certification program for Florida water-based fire protection system inspectors was acquired by Recertifire and is under new ownership.  There is no disruption of status for current certificate holders; 16-hour renewals are still due June 30, 2018. The Academy Exams is offering Level I and Level II exams on [...]

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By Order of the Governor

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|

Here is the Executive Order just executed by Governor Rick Scott suspending certain statutes, rules and orders due to Hurricane Irma.  Governor's EO Also, he has suspended all government state travel for conferences.  As government employees are an integral part of our conferences, both as instructors and panelists as well as registrants, I will be [...]

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Conference Update

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|

The AFSA-FL Fall Conference was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. We are currently working to reschedule the conference to a new date and time. All registrations will automatically transfer; you will not have to re-register and you will receive event reminder emails. Should the new date not work with your schedule, your registration will transfer [...]

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Digital Wrap Conference hosted by ServiceTrade

By |September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|

ServiceTrade, one of our favorite PIEs, is hosting the Digital Wrap Conference in November on Isle of Palms (near Charleston, SC) on November 5-7. "We'd like to offer your members our lowest registration rate of $600 per person. The coupon code AFSA will get them A $150 discount off the regular rate of $750 at [...]

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Just released-Irma Insurance Claims

By |September 18th, 2017|Legislative, Public Education|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 Gov. Scott Directs DBPR to Make it Easier for Floridians to Rebuild Following Hurricane Irma MARATHON, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Secretary Jonathan Zachem to suspend certain regulations and fees that may prevent, [...]

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Footage shows fire climbing up the 86-storey The Torch, a residential building popular with expats in Dubai

By |August 9th, 2017|News & Updates|

Wealthy residents of Dubai's Torch Tower have revealed how they fled from the burning 1,100ft building in just ten minutes thanks to its smoke free escape routes - in stark contrast to victims of London's Grenfell Tower disaster. Fire 'spread rapidly' through one of the world's tallest residential towers sparking panic among terrified residents - [...]

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BOAF Calls for Veto of House Bill 1021

By |June 22nd, 2017|Codes & Standards, Industry, Legislative, News & Updates|

Sanford, Fla., June 21, 2017 – The Building Officials Association of Florida have asked Governor Rick Scott to veto House Bill 1021. Building Officials, building inspectors, plans examiners, and building code compliance professionals across the state of Florida have asked Governor Scott to veto a bill that would drastically change the way the Florida Building Code [...]

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NFPA News Release Regarding Grenfell Tower

By |June 22nd, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|

NFPA President Jim Pauley addresses Grenfell Tower fire as evidence of shortfalls in addressing today’s global fire problem   June 21, 2017 – In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 79 people died or are presumed dead and many more were injured, serious concerns and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the [...]

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Legislation would make major changes to Florida’s building code

By |June 21st, 2017|Legislative, News & Updates|

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Legislation making major alterations to Florida’s building code got bundled with more than a dozen other changes in construction law this past session. Now, a coalition of building officials and people tied to the insurance industry fear the legislation could lead to a patchwork of requirements and higher insurance costs. When Hurricane [...]

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