BMSA's Safety First! 
December 2015
2016 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Mark your calendars for March 9-11, 2016 and attend the 2016 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo happening at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Don't miss out on:
  • Education to keep workers safe, healthy and on-the-job
  • Expo Marketplace to simplify safety product purchases
  • Free continuing education credits
  • Medical and Health Symposium
  • Safety Innovations Competition
  Registration opens in January. Admission is FREE.

(Source: Ohio Workers Bureau of Workers Compensation)
4 New/Revised OSHA Regulations in First Four Months of 2016?

Time is running out for OSHA under the Obama administration to complete some of its regulatory priorities. If OSHA stays on track, some new and revised regulations could debut early in 2016. Click here to find out how you could be affected in 2016.

(Source: Safety News Alert) 
Watch Your Footing!

According to Federated Insurance, falls are the most common cause of workers compensation injury claims for contractors. Ladders cause most of those fall injuries, but stairs cause a lot too. Workers trip over equipment, slip on stairs, or just take a misstep, and the next thing they know, they've fallen. When your employees are exposed to these kinds of hazards routinely, remind them of these basics:
  • Running is risky! Slow down, take your time and watch your footing.
  • Wear the proper shoes. Some type of work boot, usually non-skid soles and steel toe boots can help prevent injuries.
  • When carrying tools and equipment, make sure it's not too much too handle. If it's an over-sized load, make more than one trip. Bundle the load so nothing creates a tripping hazard.
 (Source: Federated Insurance)
  BMSA Holiday Hours

The BMSA office will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, 2015 and Friday January 1, 2016. BMSA wishes you a Merry Christmas & Ha ppy New Ye ar!

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Special Deal Ends This Month!

Don't forget BMSA has a Spanish version of the Lumber and Building Material Reference Manual for sale. A special price of only $5 per copy is good through the end of the year! If you would like to purchase a manual, please contact Jane Gillespie at 800-849-1503 or
Purchase the Newly Updated Safety, OSHA & DOT Manual Today!

This manual is designed specifically for the Building Material Industry to keep your business in compliance with OSHA's latest regulations. The updated manual covers everything from: general safety rules, forklift safety, hazard communication, emergency plans, personal protective equipment, workers compensation, fleet safety, OSHA regulations, safety recognition programs, and much more. Click here to read more about the latest manual and purchase yours today!
2016 Calendar of
February 3-4: 2016 Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)

February 17-18: Emerging Leaders Roundtable #2 (Charlotte, NC)

March 15-17: Installed Sales Roundtable (South Bend, IN)

April 4-6: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, DC)

April 20-22: CFO Roundtable (Charleston, SC)

April 21-22: Sales Manager Roundtable (Asheville, NC)

April 24-26: Roundtable 1 (Atlanta, GA)

May 4-6: Roundtable 3 (Olympia, WA)

May 15-17: Emerging Leaders Roundtable #1 (Roanoke, VA)

May 18-20: Roundtable 7 (Charlotte, NC)

July 28-31: BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)

October 25-27: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Charleston, SC)