PSA: We’re Looking for New PL Success Stories

In January we’d like to post new PL success stories on the website. You can see examples on this web page:
http://localhost/psa-live/about-pl-products/

We don’t need a lot of text–and we’re particularly interested in PL uses that do not involve egress markings. Send your success story in a Word document to me by email (bmclean@plsafety.org).

 

REM

 

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
Photoluminescent Safety Association
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004
Arlington, VA  22202-3617
p 703-370-7435
f 703-416-0014
bmclean@plsafety.org
www.plsafety.org

PSA: Defeat in the State of Washington

The State of Washington’s Building Code Council has eliminated the retrofit requirements for photoluminescent materials in high-rise occupancies as it pertains to the 2012 International Fire Code. The decision was announced today, November 9, at 2:45 p.m. ET.

This issue will next be up for review in 2015.

Al Carlson
President

PSA: Your Association Participates in Washington State, Portland Code Hearings

Last month the PSA Board of Directors hired Manny Muniz to represent the association before the Washington State Building Code Council. He contacted the Fire Code TAG Committee that reviews the 2012 IFC. Manny’s participation as a knowledgeable consultant was beneficial to the TAG. In fact, the Fie Tag unanimously voted to adopt the 2012 IFC and the retrofit requirements as written. The final vote by the Washington State Building Code Council will be on Friday, November 9. We are all waiting for the outcome of that vote and will report the results the following week.

On another issue, the PSA also sent Manny to Portland and the 2015 ICC hearings. We were successful in not allowing lighting controls in the means of egress path. NEMA will try to list lighting controls to UL 924, so we must stay on top of any attempt to get this language into the codes NFPA or ICC.

Al Carlson
President
Photoluminescent Safety Association

 

 

PSA: Send in Your Proxy TODAY Please

Because we are having a virtual annual business meeting this year, EVERY member must complete a proxy ballot. Please vote by close of business on Friday, October 4.

To download your ballot, click here.

Only one person for each member company may vote. Illegible ballots will not be counted. Please remember that your proxy will be valid ONLY if you sign it. As indicated on the ballot, return your signed proxy by email or fax by October 4.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
Photoluminescent Safety Association
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004
Arlington, VA  22202-3617
P 703-370-7435
F 703-416-0014
bmclean@plsafety.org
www.plsafety.org

PSA: Join the Virtual Annual Meeting on October 11

We’re going virtual. Join us on October 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Yesterday we sent you an Outlook invitation to this event. Please respond to that invitation by accepting or rejecting it. For your convenience, I’ve posted the dial-in numbers below as well.

Before this meeting, please do the following:

  1. Send in your proxy ballot (the deadline is October 4).
  2. Allow 10 minutes to download the GoToMeeting software and log in.
  3. Download the agenda from the PSA Members Only website.

Joining the Virtual Meeting

For your convenience, here are the call-in details:

1.  Please join my meeting.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/887984941

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (805) 309-0027
Access Code: 887-984-941
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 887-984-941

 

REM

 

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
Photoluminescent Safety Association
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004
Arlington, VA  22202-3617
p 703-370-7435
f 703-416-0014
bmclean@plsafety.org

www.plsafety.org

PSA Elections: Vote Now

Because we are having a virtual annual business meeting this year, EVERY member must complete a proxy ballot. Please vote by close of business on Friday, October 4.

To download your ballot, click here.

Only one person for each member company may vote. Illegible ballots will not be counted. Please remember that your proxy will be valid ONLY if you sign it. As indicated on the ballot, return your signed proxy by email or fax by October 4.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
Photoluminescent Safety Association
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004
Arlington, VA  22202-3617
P 703-370-7435
F 703-416-0014
bmclean@plsafety.org
www.plsafety.org

PSA Members Only Area: There’s a New Password

Please record this new case-sensitive password in your contacts directory. When you need to access the members only area, type in the following:

PLisgreen2013

Remember, it’s case sensitive. You’ll need this password to download documents and instructions for participating in our 2012 Virtual Annual Business Meeting. We’ll send you a separate note when we’ve posted that information.

 

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

PSA: Annual Meeting Cancelled, Virtual Meeting Planned

The PSA Board of Directors has cancelled the annual meeting due to poor attendance. In its place the association will have a virtual annual meeting. We regret the inconvenience this will create for those who registered and made travel plans. Members who have sent in their registration payments will receive a refund next week.

Look for details on the virtual meeting later this week. We will ask all members to send in a proxy ballot, even if you plan to participate, to ensure that we have a quorum.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

PSA: Membership Renewal Period Ending

This is the last week to renew your membership for 2013 in the PSA–the only association dedicated exclusively to the photoluminescent industry. If you have already renewed, thank you. If you have not, please get your check in the mail NOW.

Next week we will remove the names of companies listed on the PSA website that have yet to renew. Access to the Members Only website will no longer be available. Companies that have renewed will receive the new Members Only password.

If you need another copy of the membership renewal form or the conference registration form, please call PSA Headquarters at 703-370-7435. I hope we’ll see you in Chicago for the 2012 Annual Conference on September 18.

 

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

 

PSA: Possible Customer for You

We received the following email from the website. If you’re interested, please contact this individual directly.

I’m looking for a GITD photoluminescent and reflective strip. I see some on the web from China. Do you know of any US company that has this kind of product? Monty Eades, topdogtags@yahoo.com.

 

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director