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Time-out! Thirstday

Join us at the Oak Creek Golf Club on Thursday, July 9 from 3 - 5pm for another fantastic Time-out!Thirstday event sponsored by Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.  It's the perfect place to relax and network with ABC member companies.  We need to know you're coming though, so please open the flyer and RSVP!  You may also register for this free event through the website calendar. 
Angels baseball & tailgate party

SOLD OUT!  Saturday, July 18, 2015 (4:00 pm Tailgate - 6:05 game time against the Boston Red Sox).  A great day of baseball at Angel Stadium with an all-you-can eat Taco Bar tailgate party before the game!  Ticket price includes the game and the party.  

A special thanks goes out to our awesome sponsors:  Walters Wholesale Electric (Taco Bar sponsor), The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, Tutton Insurance Services, Inc., Commercial Van Interiors, UnitedHealthcare and Enterprise Fleet Management.  We only have a limited number of tickets available and they will be on a first come first serve basis.  Event flyer
Final rule issued on confined spaces in construction 

OSHA recently issued a final rule for confined spaces in construction, which mirrors the general industry standard but adds certain provisions tailored specifically to the construction industry including an emphasis on training, monitoring and evaluating, as well as communication on multi-employer sites. The rule is set to go into effect Aug. 3.   Read More...  OSHA FactSheet

New Version of OSHA’s Required Job Safety Poster Now Available


OSHA released its latest version of their “Job Safety and Health—It's The Law!” poster April 29 which employers must display if covered by the OSH Act or be subjected to citations or penalties if they fail to do so. Employers do not need to replace previous versions of the poster. The poster is free and can be downloaded on OSHA’s website. 

This is the first time the poster has been updated since 2007 and includes new employer obligations for reporting to OSHA within 24 hours of a worker suffering an amputation, the loss of an eye or any incident that results in at least one worker being hospitalized.  More information is available at osha.gov/Publications/poster.
2015 NATIONAL CRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  

ABC So-Cal competitors represented well at Natl's, job well done and we couldn't be prouder!  Our electricians finished strong and our plumbers took 1st and 2nd place in the competition.  Read the National news release!
ALERT! SB 854 - What You Need to Know About the New Registration Program for Public Works Contractors - updated

DIR’s upgraded electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system is now in use. 

Contractors and subcontractors on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015, must use this system to furnish certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner. Contractors and subcontractors who have been submitting PDF copies of their CPRs for earlier projects must also begin using the new system.

CPRs can be imported automatically using an XML file or uploaded individually onto an online form. The eCPR application supports Internet Explorer 9 and higher, and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. No additional software is required.

Exemptions: Please refer to the list of projects for which contractors must use different payroll reporting methods.
Electronic Certified Payroll Reporting (eCPR) System
eCPR User Guide

Contractor Registration
Contractors and subcontractors must register with DIR and meet certain requirements before bidding or working on public works in California. Read the SB 854 Fact Sheet for a complete list of requirements.

Registration is completed online and requires payment of a non-refundable annual fee of $300. Registration and renewal is on a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) basis.

Make sure you are registered before you bid on Public Works Projects!
ACE Mentor Program holds trades day at ABC

The ACE program helps to mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.  Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled hundreds of high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). ABC is proud to come along this great program and provided the following activities on a recent Saturday:
  • Materials for hands-on projects for the students in both plumbing and electrical activities, also provided instructors and support staff.
  • Classroom and meeting space as well as having activities in the Main Lab area. Showed students activities in the EST, Motor Control and Plumbing Labs in addition to touring all five trades’ lab areas.
ABC hosted approximately 75 students, 12 board members and 30 mentors and teachers, with students representing numerous schools.  Check out their website here…  http://www.acementor.org/

 

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