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Are You Using the CEA Silica Program?

June 5, 2018

If Not, You Should Be! AGC chapters across the country – including most of the local Ohio AGC divisions – are participating in the CEA Silica Sampling & Objective Program. The program saves contractors thousands on silica sampling while simultaneously building a searchable sampling database for the construction industry. The accompanying website provides numerous resources…

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AGC of Ohio Safety Meetings

June 5, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – – September 28 & November 16 The fall AGC of Ohio Safety Meetings are scheduled for September 28 and November 16. The meetings usually run from 9:30 a.m. to noon and are held at the AGC office in Columbus. They are free of charge for AGC of Ohio members. Each meeting will…

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National AGC Conference

June 5, 2018

July 25-27  –  Indianapolis, IN If you haven’t done so, be sure to register for the AGC of America Summer Safety & Health Conference at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. It’s a great opportunity for Ohio contractors with the event being held close by! Participants will: • Hear from key OSHA representatives on the latest updates…

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Ohio BWC Board Approves a Fourth “Billion Back”

June 5, 2018

The Ohio BWC Board on May 24 formally approved $1.5 billion in rebates for Ohio employers. Approximately 180,000 employers in the state will receive rebates over several weeks beginning in early July. The proposed rebate equals 85 percent of the premiums paid for the policy year that ended June 30, 2017. The BWC reported earning…

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Address Crane Operator Qualification

June 5, 2018

On May 21, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise crane operator training, certification/licensing, and competency. The proposed changes would: (1) require comprehensive training of operators; (2) remove the provision that requires certification by capacity; (3) clarify and permanently extend the employer’s responsibility to evaluate crane operator…

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New BWC program targets safety at small Ohio workplaces

June 5, 2018

Ohio small employers have a new option for lowering their workers’ comp premiums and increasing worker health and safety. Private employers can now sign up for the new Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) program. “Even small employers can save money and improve workplace safety by better understanding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system,” said Kevin Abrams, Chief Operating…

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