Sheet Metal – Boston Hot Work Safety Program

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 and SMACNA Boston are working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Boston Fire Department, the Inspectional Services Division (ISD) and the State Fire Marshall’s office to help certify all workers affiliated in the Sheet Metal Industry in the new required “Hot Works Certification” training.

The HOT WORKS ordinance is scheduled to go into place January 2017. All employees on the job; as well as the person that pulls the permit, must have the Hot Works Certification.

Local 17 has 9 instructors that received the Hot Works Instructor Certification; Michael Burke, Michael Burns, Paul Daley, Daniel Flynn, Michael Gallant, Brian Harrington, Marc LaMonica, Barry Ryan and William Walsh. With these instructors we believe we will have no problem making sure all Local 17 members are certified in Hot Works by December 31, 2016.  The apprentices will receive this certification during their next scheduled class; starting next week with the current 4th years.

The J.A.T.C. will pay the $25 certification fee per UNION MEMBER to take the certification. If you choose to send any non-union employee, they must bring a check made payable to “NFPA” for $25. If they do not comply, they will not be allowed to take the class. SMACNA Boston will reimburse Contributing Contractor employees upon proof of payment to the NFPA.

All classes will take place at Local 17 J.A.T.C, 1181 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA.   The following dates and times will be available for your employees to sign up to take the class:

  • January 3rd, Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Registrations due by December 30th
  • January 4th, Wednesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Registrations due by January 1st
  • January 4th, Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Registrations due by January 1st
  • January 5th, Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Registrations due by January 3rd

The class size is limited to 50 participants and classes will be filled first come first serve. Class will be cancelled if less than 10 people are registered.

Register online today at or complete this Registration Form or call Local 17 J.A.T.C. at 617-298-0850.  Advanced registration is required.

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