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The Inland Pacific ABC Weekly Merit Shop News Watch is published every Tuesday, bringing you the latest information not only on ABC Plan Center projects, but other important and timely information to give your company the competitive edge!

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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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OSHA Releases Top 10 Violations for 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. 

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MBA Health Care Corner

Last year, several U.S. Departments issued their final ruling on wellness programs within the workplace to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This ruling became effective with the ACA on January 1, 2014. It supports employers and workplaces that promote employee health and wellness programs.

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Welcome New Member: Dan's Pump and Filter

Dan's Pump and Filter is owned and operated by Dan Byler who has become well known in the Treasure valley for his expert knowledge in all water pump and filter systems. He has been serving the area for more than 22 years and is accompanied in his business by his son Logan (Service Technician) and his wife Rebekah (Office Manager). You can count on Dan’s Pump and Filter to promptly address any of your water pump issues.

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Proposed Workers' Compensation Rates for 2015

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is proposing an average 1.8 percent rate increase for 2015 workers’ compensation premiums.

The proposed premium increase will help cover wage and disability benefits, as well as medical costs for treatment of injuries and illnesses. It will also allow L&I to continue to build reserves to protect against the unexpected.

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Construction Management Career Fair

Maximize your recruiting dollars; we are bringing qualified candidates interested in internships and full-time employment under one roof. Save time and travel expenses while recruiting the best college students from the leading construction management programs from around the country.

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OSHA Extends Comment Period on I2P2 Tracking Proposed Rule

OSHA has extended the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal would amend the recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information.

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OSHA Expands Requirements for Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries!

final rule announced Sept. 11 requires employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

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