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THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET REGISTERED FOR SAFE+SOUND WEEK
August 13-19 is Safe+Sound Week, and you've still got time to register for the annual event. The overarching Safe+Sound Campaign promotes safety and health programs as a way to proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause illness, injury, or death.

The SAIA encourages you to get involved by hosting an event, implementing activities that focus on each of the three core elements , and communicating your participation via your social media channels.

Go to the Safe+Sound Week website , where you'll find free tools, templates, logos, and many other resources that you can use to plan and promote your events and activities.
FREE WEBINAR: DEVELOPING SAFETY & HEALTH PROGRAMS
In support of OSHA's Safe+Sound Campaign, OSHA Region 6 and the Region 6 OSHA Education Centers will be providing a free online presentation to raise awareness of the value of developing an effective safety and health program. The presentation will feature information on management leadership, education and training, program evaluation and improvement, and communication.

The one-hour recorded webinar will be available for viewing August 13-19, 2018. Click here to register for the event.
DATE SET FOR ASC A92 ANNUAL MEETING, HOST HOTEL SELECTED
The ASC A92 Annual Meeting is being held October 22-24 at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando. The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $139 per night (excluding taxes). Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 800.423.3297 or online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SAIA2018 .

The deadline to make reservations is Monday, October 1. Please mention you are with the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) group.

Click here for more information about the meeting and hotel.
COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING FOR FRAME
Date: August 14, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: American Ladders & Scaffolds, Inc.
Address: 129 Kreiger Lane | Glastonbury, CT 06033
Cost: $325 plus tax (CT 6.35%)
Contact: 860.657.3543 | office@americanladders.com

Date: August 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Action Scaffold
Address: 3702 E. 37th St. | Tucson, AZ 85713
Cost: $325 plus tax (CT 6.35%)
Contact: 520.730.8447 | john@actionscaffold.com
Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: American Ladders & Scaffolds, Inc.
Address: 129 Kreiger Lane | Glastonbury, CT 06033
Cost: $325 plus tax (CT 6.35%)
Contact: 860.657.3543 | office@americanladders.com
COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING FOR SUSPENDED
Date: September 7, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Associated Scaffolding
Address: 1303 E. Geer St. | Durham, NC 27704
Cost: $300 per person
Contact: Keith Kirkland | 919.215.1931 | keith.kirkland@associated-scaffolding.com
Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Mayflower Hotel | SWRI Fall Technical Meeting
Address: 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20036
Cost: $350 (Early Bird Special: $100 off registration now thru August 5)
Contact: Jackie Brown | 816.595.4843 | jackie@saiaonline.org

Click here to register.
INDUSTRIAL SCAFFOLD TRAINING EXAMS (CANADA)
Exam Level/Hours Required: 1st Year Scaffold Exam/1600 hrs.
Date: August 28-29, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Calgary | Calgary Member Centre
Address: 3617 63 Ave. NE | Calgary AB T3J 5K1 | Canada
Cost: $400
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

Exam Level/Hours Required: 2nd Year Scaffold Exam/3200 hrs.
Date: September 17-18, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Calgary | Calgary Member Centre
Address: 3617 63 Ave. NE | Calgary AB T3J 5K1 | Canada
Cost: $400
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

Exam Level/Hours Required: 2nd Year Scaffold Exam/3200 hrs.
Date: August 30-31, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Edmonton | Edmonton Member Centre
Address: 14920 118 Ave. | Edmonton AB T5V 1B8 | Canada
Cost: $350
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

Exam Level/Hours Required: 3rd Year Scaffold Exam/4800 hrs.
Date: September 5-7, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Edmonton | Edmonton Member Centre
Address: 14920 118 Ave. | Edmonton AB T5V 1B8 | Canada
Cost: $400
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

Exam Level/Hours Required: 1st Year Scaffold Exam/1600 hrs.
Date: September 24-25, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Edmonton | Edmonton Member Centre
Address: 14920 118 Ave. | Edmonton AB T5V 1B8 | Canada
Cost: $300
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

Exam Level/Hours Required: 2nd Year Scaffold Exam/3200 hrs.
Date: September 26-27, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Edmonton | Edmonton Member Centre
Address: 14920 118 Ave. | Edmonton AB T5V 1B8 | Canada
Cost: $350
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

SCAFFOLDING BASIC COMPETENCY (CANADA)
Dates: September 10-14, 2018
Time: Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Location: CLAC Edmonton | Edmonton Member Centre
Address: 14920 118 Ave. | Edmonton AB T5V 1B8 | Canada
Cost: $600 (study binder included)
Contact: 888.700.7555 | scaffolding@clac.ca

OSHA has redesigned portions of its website, specifically the law and regulations, enforcement, and trenching and excavation pages. Following is a brief description of each.

Find information on standards and rule making along with interactive buttons that explain regulatory language, which may be unfamiliar to some users.

Find information on OSHA enforcement, including national and local emphasis programs, compliance directives, letters of interpretation, and enforcement data.

Find resources from OSHA and other organizations on trenching safety. Some of the resources include a poster, a public service announcement, and hard hat stickers.
Let us know how we're doing: what's working, what's not. Have a suggestion or idea? Tell us about it. What information do you want to see in this e-newsletter? All feedback, good or bad, is welcomed and appreciated. Contact Denice Posey, Marketing Manager, at denice@saiaonline.org .
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