Weekly Update

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Safety Committee News
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Help for employers:
How to comply with OSHA's New Recordkeeping & Reporting Rules  

Presented by Fisher & Phillips, Wednesday, March 29, 4:00 - 6:30 reception & presentation, Miami Lakes
Don't miss this important free webinar:
Is your drug & alcohol testing policy compliant with OSHA's new rules?  

OSHA's new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule, which alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report injury and illnesses without fear of retaliation, is now in effect.  This webinar will explore the new rule, the various real-life workplace scenarios that may be impacted by the new rule, and how employers can comply with OSHA's new regulation. Practical tips on making changes to comply with the new rule will be a focus of the webinar.

Presented by Fisher & Phillips, Friday, March 24, 10:00 - 11:15.  Click here to register.
Safety Training Topic of the Month: Crystalline Silica
Respirable Crystalline Silica Safety
Prepared by MCASF Safety Committee Member Dave Lockhart
Top three tips / talking points you should know:
  1. Employees have the right to know the health impacts of overexposure to inhalation of crystalline silica, including what crystalline silica is, what the methods are protection are.
  2. Employers must train their employees about this information and make it available when an employee asks for it. Employers must also know medical surveillance requirements.
  3. Last summer, OSHA established rules on Employer requirements that relate to this hazard. Industries have 1-5 years to comply with most requirements, based on the following schedule. Construction:   June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.
    General industry / maritime
    :  June 23, 2018, two year after the effective date.
MCAA Resources:
MCAA offers a training video, training materials / quiz, and a training documentation sheet, available as a free download for MCAA members. To access these tools, visit  www.mcaa.org and click on the "Resources: Resource Center" tab and scroll down (or enter "silica" in the search bar). Note, you must be a MCAA member to access these free resources.  
Free handouts you can use when training employees (click to download):
Next month's focus: Lockout / Tagout Safety  
LU725 news
Are you using the latest referral form?
Local Union 725 staff asks that MCASF contractor members take a moment to update their records with the latest referral form, available to download by clicking here.
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ARPEC news
The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee encourages all contractors and union members to participate in the Sam Hamilton Apprenticeship Competition on April 1. Volunteers and judges are needed. Please contact Training Director Phil Rodin for more information.

2017 Journeyman Training Program Announced 
ARPEC is pleased to announce that the following classes have been scheduled & meet the Journeyman continuing education requirements of the collective bargaining agreement. If you have questions about these classes, please contact the training center at 305.685.0311.
 CEU Class
Chapter 10 of the code of M-D & Florida Statute 713
Tuesday, February 21
Customer Service
New date:
Saturday, April 8 
Welding Concepts
New date:
Saturday, March 4 & 11  
Wiring & Controls
Saturday, March 25
Chiller Troubleshooting
Saturday, April 8
Service Concepts
Saturday, April 22 & 29
Pump Alignment 
Saturday, May 6
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