Eight Great Reasons to Become a Member!
1. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
OPTTA Ontario plays an important role with provincial government regulators, ensuring the issues of the industry are made known to government decision makers, and offering effective solutions in a timely manner.
OPTTA’s primary communication tool for topical issues is email notifications. These messages provide links to publications and news-worthy announcements affecting our industry, which are posted on our Members’ Publication section on our web site. These publications provide updates and information on important issues such as government relations initiatives, new initiatives from OPTTA, and reminders about the resources available to you from the Association to help your business succeed.
3. PUBLIC & MEDIA RELATIONS
Another key communication tool for OPTTA Ontario association is the use of news releases to help inform other sectors and the public about important programs and policy positions of the Association. As the voice of the Oil Heat industry in the province, OPTTA must position itself as the go-to organization for the media and other groups to find out about issues affecting the Oil Heat industry as well as the transportation of all petroleum products.
4. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
OPTTA Ontario members receive the benefit of a quick response technical support line, maintained by technical experts from the industry. Inquiries regarding regulatory compliance matters, code changes, training and certification requirements, and general technical matters are answered quickly and in a clear and concise manner. OPTTA tracks all inquiries and uses these responses to develop collections of best practices made available to members.
5. OPTTA GROUP INSURANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS
Participating members receive the benefit of the OPTTA Ontario Risk Management and Insurance program. Joining this group program instead of insuring individually gives members several important advantages:
Broader coverage and more competitive rates through group buying power.
A policy tailored to each member company's specific needs.
Value-added services like comprehensive risk management training and claims/loss remediation not usually available to individual policyholders.
Long-term premium stability for all participants through ongoing growth of the program.
6. OPTTA MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
Members enjoy discounts through our Personal Home, Auto and Health Insurance Group Programs. Additionally, OPTTA has group purchasing rates with spill and leak remediation products suppliers.
7. WEBSITE TOOLS & MATERIALS
Direct your customers to our website for detailed, helpful information about oil fired equipment benefits, furnace upgrades, rebates, whole-home energy conservation and more. Use it yourself for training links, publications, and connecting with colleagues through the Member Directory.
8. EDUCATION & TRAINING
OPTTA is dedicated to continued learning and training throughout the industry. Working with a variety of partner organizations and government regulators, OPTTA is the leader in the development of provincial training programs on a variety of topics and servicing relevant regulatory certification requirements in each jurisdiction. OPTTA members are able to participate in the latest training programs available to ensure a continued commitment to high quality service delivery to their petroleum customers.