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From the monthly archives: October 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

OSHA Construction Prevention Tools - OSHA Video tools for construction hazards

Have you been looking for some quick videos to show to worker regarding hazards in
construction? OSHA has developed some great and quick videos to cover some of
the major causes of death and serious injury on the job site.

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Please Welcome the Newest Member to the Team

Affordable Northwest Roofing, Inc. is a family owned company that has been serving the Spokane area for over 20 years. They offer the highest quality products, professional installation, and outstanding customer service.

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Washington Ballots are Out – Here are ABC’s endorsements

Washington voters are receiving their ballots even as this is written.  Here are the races in which ABC has made endorsements or recommendations, please note that ABC has not taken a position on all candidates or races.  For more information contact ABC President Kate McCaslin, 509-534-0826

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ABC Expands Education Department - Hires Vice President of Workforce Development

ABC is committed to helping our members grow and prosper!  Clearly a significant barrier to their growth is a growing shortage of skilled workers, along with a diminishing number of new workers entering the construction industry.


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What is Happening with Workers' Compensation in WA?

The Association of Washington Business has distributed their 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda for Workers’ Compensation Reform. Washington State Fund insurance rates have increased by over 70 percent in the last ten years. 

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Retro Advisory Committee Elections Results

Elections for the 2014 -2017 the three open Retro Advisory Committee Members were held the week of September 8th, 2014. We are excited to announce Lorie Stephenson Owner/President CAMTEK, Inc., Don Hiller, Vice President Market Equipment, Inc.  and Terri White, Vice President Puterbaugh Construction have been elected to the Committee.

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ABC Members save big with The Contractors Plan!

Want to submit lower bids and win more government jobs? Then put fringes into benefits using The Contractors Plan. We'll show you how.

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OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

OSHA has issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule published Aug. 9, 2010 by three years, to Nov. 10, 2017. The rule also extends by three years the employer's responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely. The final rule becomes effective Nov. 9, 2014. During the three-year period, OSHA will address operator qualification requirements for the cranes standards including the role of operator certification. The final cranes and derricks rule required crane operators on construction sites to meet one of four qualification/certification options by Nov. 10, 2014. After publishing the final rule, a number of parties raised concerns about the standard's requirement to certify operators by type and capacity of crane and questioned whether crane operator certification was sufficient for d ...

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Workers' Compensation: Industrial Injury Claims

What is the criteria for a valid workers' compensation claim and what are the two types of claims?

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