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From monthly archives: May 2015

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FREE Contractor Webinars

Using Cloud-Based Technologies to Rapidly Scale Your Growing Business
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
12:00 (CT)
To register click here
Introduction to Building Envelope Commissioning
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:00 a.m. (CT)
To register click here
Leveraging the Cloud for Effective Job Sites
Thursday, May 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. (CT)
To register click here
For a complete list of webinars scheduled for the rest of the year click here.
All webinars are archived and accessible after the original live streaming date. 
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Ladders Are Tools by Beau Briggs

  Ladders are tools.  Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder: *  If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance, stay off the ladder. *  Do not use ladders in high winds or storms. *  Wear clean slip-resistant shoes.  Shoes with leather soles are not appropriate for ladder  use since they are not considered sufficiently slip resistant. *  Before using a ladder, inspect it to confirm it is in good working condition.  *  Ladders with loose or missing parts must be rejected. Rickety ladders that sway or lean to the side must be rejected. *  The ladder you select must be the right size for the job. *  The Duty Rating of the ladder must be greater than the total weight of the climber, tools, supplies, and other objects placed upon the ladder. *  The length of the ... Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Update by Jerry Pigsley

On December 22, OSHA announced that a construction contractor in Missouri was issued 13 serious safety violations following an accident in which a 16 year old laborer was killed during the disassembly of a crane.  The worker was struck and killed by the swinging cab and boom of a crane which was being disassembled at a jobsite.  The OSHA investigation found that the crane operator was unaware that the worker had been directed to stand in an inadequately marked danger zone.  In addition, the worker had not been provided adequate protective head gear.  The OSHA investigation discovered deficiencies including inadequate training, failure to document inspections and failure to protect workers from falls and from making contact with operating machinery parts.  OSHA proposed fines of approximately $45,000 for those violations and the Wage and Hour Division assessed an additional $11,000 in proposed fines for the construction contract ... Read the rest of entry »

Win A New Vehicle with a Hole-In-One

Here's your chance to win a new vehicle from the Woodhouse Auto Family. While playing in the annual ABC Golf Outing at Tiburon, all players will get a chance to win. Hit a hole-in-one on Hammerhead #2 and you could be the lucky winner. You know the hole and now you know the prize.  Please send in your registration for this fun networking event and take your best shot for this new car.

The ABC golf outing at Tiburon, 10302 South 168th Street takes place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m.  Check in time is 10:00 for this 18 hole scramble.  Registration for the event includes green fees, cart, drink tickets, hot dog boxed lunch, dinner buffet, giveaways, flag and flight prizes.

May Networking Luncheons

Connect with other ABC members by attending the Omaha Networking Luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant on May 20 and the Lincoln Networking Luncheon at Beacon Hills Restaurant on May 26, 2015.
STEP Awards will be presented to the STEP Award winners at both the Omaha and Lincoln luncheons.  Jerry Pigsley, Woods & Aitken, LLP will present the Lunch & Learn presentation and Steve Bowen, ABC Interim President will do a short presentation on Scheduling.
To register for the Omaha Luncheon click here.
To register for the Lincoln Luncheon click here.

E-News: May 15, 2015

May Networking Luncheons (5/15/2015)

Win A New Vehicle with a Hole-In-One (5/15/2015)

OSHA Update by Jerry Pigsley (5/15/2015)

Ladders are Tools by Beau Briggs (5/15/2015)

FREE Contractor Webinars (5/15/2015)

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