Your GAWDA Connection | July 1, 2018
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The industry's most elaborate, in-depth lead configurator for both charging and discharging flexible leads (pigtails) is now available! This new on-line selection tool is unique in the industry for it was designed for both charging and discharging leads selection. Having the proper lead for the proper application is a huge safety concern that is, unfortunately, commonly overlooked. To learn more, click here .
Two More Regionals Scheduled This Month

The calendar page has turned to July! That means there are two more GAWDA Regional Meetings to look forward to this month.
Wed., July 11 – Thurs., July 12
Central Region Meeting
Maumee Bay State Park
Oregon, Ohio
Bob Ranc and Eric Wood,
meeting planners
Wed., July 18 – Thurs., July 19
Northwest Region Meeting
Suncadia Resort
Cle Elum, Wash.
Jim Wright,
meeting planner
Here are the Safety and Compliance updates for July 1, 2018.
Click the button below to read the full updates.
FMCSA Extends Medical Card Rule for Three Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an interim final rule that delays several provisions of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule from June 22, 2018 date to June 22, 2021. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register in the next few days.
OSHA 300 Electronic Reporting Was Due July 1 for Most Members

GAWDA Safety Consultant Michael Dodd reports that employers with 250 or more employees and those with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit their 2017 300-A Summary information to OSHA. 
Hazmat Registration Requires PHMSA Portal

Hazmat Registration now requires entrée through the PHMSA Portal, Dodd reports.
Members will need to sign up for a user name, and then will be emailed a password. 
Manchester Tank Issues Safety Notice

Dodd also shares the safety notice originating from Manchester Tank & Equipment, regarding aluminum forklift cylinders that company manufactured from 1992 through 1993. Click below to read the notice.
New Distributor Member:

Yakima Welders Supply
710 West Valley Mall Blvd.
Union Gap, WA 98903
509-453-7627 FAX 509-453-9470
Brenda Bruner, corporate secretary

Kevin Marshall, sales

Eric Tejeda, sales

Yakima Welders Supply offers a wide selection of welders, cutters, abrasives, rods, accessories and safety gear for agricultural, manufacturing and automotive applications.

New Supplier Members:

CO2 Air, Inc.
1445 Ventura Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
Allen Wood, president

Justin McDowell, vice president sales

John Sharp, director of operations

CO2 Air is a manufacturer of dry ice and liquid CO2 equipment. They also offer engineering services, installation, commissioning and training.

Norlab Calibration Gases & Equipment / Division of Norco Inc.
898 W. Gowen Road
Boise, ID 83705
800-657-6672 FAX 208-331-3038
Robert Gerry, vice president industrial

Keith Partch, product manager
Norlab is a manufacturer of calibration standards that are used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, natural gas, medical diagnostics and air quality monitoring. The company specializes in industrial hygiene and EPA protocols.

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Member News

  • CPV Manufacturing Names Two to Sales, Engineering Positions
  • Indiana Oxygen Opens Dayton, Ohio Branch
  • Airgas Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with Operation Homefront
  • Norris Cylinder Announces Two Additions to the Engineering Team at the Huntsville, Alabama Facility

In Memoriam

  • Loren P. Huber
New Products

  • Industrial Pro Announces Taipan Abrasives Grinder for Life Offer
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