RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association Standards Department conducted its bi-annual staff meeting May 23 to 25 at the RVIA’s Elkhart office.
The primary objectives of this meeting were to review technical/policy issues, build on consistency in our inspections program and review of the department’s three-year-plan. Bob Parish, chairman of the RVIA Board of Directors, attend the meeting.
Parish joined the discussion with inspectors for more than three hours and reviewed technical issues, upcoming 2018 NFPA 1192 code changes and participated a robust discussion on inspection expense analysis.
He praised the inspection staff by stating that they were an “invaluable asset” based on the association’s key priorities of maintaining self-regulation and compliance to the adopted safety standards.
Bruce Hopkins, RVIA vice president of standards and education, expressed that having the chairman of the board participate in a bi-annual inspection staff meeting was a fantastic opportunity for RVIA to showcase the expertise of its inspectors and allowed Parish to experience an in-depth look at the role that they play within the association.
SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release