Workplace Safety

HM Risk Video – Regulations & Communications – Best Practices

This video will give you updates on regulations and communications, best practices are discussed, as well as additional resources for employers to access for their disease response plan are provided.  HM Risk continues to monitoring new developments so that we can continue to provide the best possible service experience to our clients.  https://youtu.be/OazcxnXqvHE  A Q&A…

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The Summit – Utility Infrastructure Safety

A great opportunity for Utilities, Contractors, Excavators and Safety Professionals to learn how to work together cooperatively to prevent unnecessary damages to utility infrastructure throughout the Midwest. More (including sponsorships) at MoCommonGround.org Save the Date for The Summit on December 11 & 12, 2019 Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – 3001 N Grand Ave, Springfield, MO

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HBA Education for July – Sept, 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in July through September, 2018. July 24 Choosing The Correct Insulation For Each Job and Why It Matters 3pm, HBA office. No charge to attend Representatives from G5 Enterprises will be on hand to discuss the variety of different types of insulation and which…

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Understanding Certificates of Insurance – FREE Education for HBA Members

Understanding Certificates of Insurance is knowledge everyone should have whether you are a builder or not.   Builders are responsible for all aspects of the construction process, including the ever-dreaded paperwork. Part of the paperwork process is collecting certificates of insurance from all the subcontractors that work on your project. But, do you really know…

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Penalties for OSHA Fines Will Increase Aug. 1

On Aug. 1, monetary penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for regulation infractions are slated to rise by up to 150% depending on the type of violation. Last fall, the president signed a budget bill that allowed the agency to enact a catch-up adjustment and raise fines annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).…

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OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday announced it has issued its final electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule requires covered industries, including construction, that are employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their 300, 300A and 301 forms to OSHA on an annual basis. Construction industry employers that have between 20 and 249…

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EPA Extends Lead Paint Recertification for Remodelers

Good news Remodelers!  Have you been struggling to get your Lead Certification updated?  Well, there is soon to be an easier way!  EPA has issued a final rule extending the certifications of thousands of remodelers under the Lead:  Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program that would otherwise have expired before planned improvements to the rule…

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Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety – NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce the release of an innovative new publication titled Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013–149], which is also available in Spanish as Plática Directa Sobre Seguridad Con Pistolas De Clavos [Publicación de DHHS (NIOSH) número 2013–149 (SP2013)]. Straight…

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Regulatory Watch: Full enforcement of fall protection directive again on hold

For the fourth time, OSHA has delayed full enforcement of its residential construction fall protection directive, giving employers until Dec. 15 to comply before imposing harsher penalties. The directive requires employers to follow fall protection rules on residential construction projects unless they can prove conventional methods are not feasible and they have a written plan…

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REGULATORY WATCH: OSHA Steps Up Enforcement of New Fall Protection Rules

The Southeast regional offices of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced this month it will increase enforcement efforts aimed at reducing an upward trend in construction-related fall fatalities. The agency’s regional enforcement efforts are part of a national campaign announced in April to address deadly falls in the construction…

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HBA Housing & Construction Conference May 23 – Last Chance to RSVP!

The HBA of Greater Springfield will host its third annual Ozarks Regional Housing and Construction Conference on Wednesday, May 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in south Springfield. The 2012 conference builds on the success of the 2011 event, while offering a number of substantial improvements for participants in 2012. Highlights of the 2012 Conference include…

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“Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar”

Connell Insurance Presents “Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar” Friday, April 27, 2012 8:30am – 12:30pm (Arrive at 7:45am for continental breakfast and registration) Featuring: Randall Gammill, Connell Insurance Partner and Certified Work Comp Advisor, with “Work Comp and Employment Law Updates” Laura Foster, Special Agent with teh Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, and Dave…

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MO Work Comp Division Runs “5 Myths” Video Featuring Springfield HBA’s CEO

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Division of Workers Compensation last week released a new video entitled “5 Myths of Work Comp.” The video features interview segments with HBA of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow, and dispells some of the commonly-held misconceptions about who is and who isn’t required under Missouri law to…

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Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Legislation to Fix Broken Lead Paint Rule

As the chairman of the HBA’s legislative advocacy committee, I was pleased to see a bill introduced this week in the U.S. Senate to improve the lead paint rule for home owners and remodelers who must comply with the costly work practices and record keeping requirements of the rule. The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act…

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Free Webinar to Provide Updates on Lead Paint Regs

An important webinar that’s free to all members of the HBA of Greater Springfield on Wednesday, Dec. 14, will focus on the latest EPA enforcement and compliance information for remodelers and other contractors who work in homes built prior to 1978. This event, which is hosted by the NAHB Remodelers, is called “Working With Lead Paint: An Update on EPA Regs,” and…

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