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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RVDA and KPA Hosting Webinar on Protecting From Heat Stress

Tue Apr 4, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - With the approaching heat of the summer months, employers are encouraged to plan to protect employees from heat stress, as well as safeguard themselves from costly citations and litigation.

Join Marc Vasquez, KPA Risk Management Consultant, Wednesday, April 12 from 12-1 p.m. EST, as he covers:

- Definition of heat illness
- Different forms of heat illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Environmental factors
- How to detect heat illness
- How to prevent heat illness
- How to develop a program for your facility, including first aid

Vasquez has more than 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Safety Officer Specialist for 15 of those years. His educational background is in Electronics Engineering and Business Administration, but he also holds numerous certifications including Hazardous Waste Operator, Fall Protection Program Management, Regional Fire Prevention Techniques, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Health and Safety on Land and Sea.

Dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online.

Webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. If you have any questions or feedback, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or by phone at 703-591-7130.

RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.

KPA is an RVDA endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resource Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a 5 percent discount on endorsed products and services purchased by RVDA members. KPA provides business services for more than 6,000 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships and service companies. To learn more, visit www.kpaonline.com or call 866-356-1735.

For more information about the RV Learning Center, go to www.rvlearningcenter.com. The RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.