Weekly Update
May your pockets by heavy and your heart by light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

-- Irish proverb    
Industry training
How to comply with OSHA's New Record keeping & Reporting Rules  

OSHA's record keeping requirements have recently changed. Penalties for not complying can go back as far as 5 years, and can exceed $100,000. Are you sure your company is compliant? Are you up-to-date in your record keeping requirements? This presentation will provide clear, concise answers. 
Recommended audience: Company owners, upper management and safety personnel for companies with 10 or more employees.

Presented by Fisher & Phillips
Wednesday, March 29 
4:00 - 5:00 reception & heavy hors d'oeuvres  / 5:00 - 6:30 presentation 
Shulas Hotel, Miami Lakes  
Register no bkg 
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  Don't miss the presentation of this year's MCASF Safety Excellence Awards, which will be announced at our March 29 member meeting! 
Special event
Hurry! Register by March 31 & receive a personalized gift! 
  Click the banner above for more information on the event, including lodging information. 

Preferred Vendor of the Week
 Gino Cane
Job Site Solutions Market Manager- South Florida
 P. 262.599.2493

Industry training
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, thevarious 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

Legalization of marijuana: Know your rights as an employer 

In 2016, Florida voters passed Amendment 2 to permit certain eligible patients to use medical marijuana without fear of prosecution. The passage is troublesome for
employers, however, as it leaves open some very basic questions about whether and to what extent the use of the drug by applicants and employees will need to be accommodated.

Presented by Trent Cotney, P.A.
Wednesday, April 5
6:30 - 8:30 
Click here to register

LU725 news
Local Union 725 Annual Picnic
Local Union 725 invites you to attend their 52nd Annual Picnic tomorrow, March 18 at the CB Smith Park Corporate Pavillion #19, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, 11:00 - 4:00pm. Please call the Union hall for more information: (305) 681-8596
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.
Preferred Vendor of the Week

 Now offering prepackaged coil kits

Please contact your local South Florida Rep  for more information   
Jason Williams

ARPEC news
ARPEC is now accepting applications

ARPEC is accepting applications through April 28th for the fall program. Referral cards, like the one shown above, will soon been mailed to all contractors. Each card provides a QR code the link to application info on the  training center's website. Please visit www.arpec.org  for more info. On behalf of the JATC, we appreciate your help in finding qualified candidates. 

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
Customer Service

Saturday, April 8 

Wiring & Controls
Saturday, March 25
Chiller Troubleshooting
Saturday, April 8
Service Concepts
Saturday, April 22 & 29
Pump Alignment 
Saturday, May 6
2017 Preferred Vendor Program
Vendors, are are you looking for ways to get more exposure among MCASF Contractor members?
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