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SAFETY WEEK
What is it?  Many Roles, One Goal - Building Safety Together!
Sunday May 3th to Saturday May 9th, with National Employee Safety Appreciation Day being Friday, May 8th.
 
Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry.

That's why over 40 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.

We know being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That's why we have banded together to create and celebrate the second US Industry Safety Week, running this year from Sunday May 3th to Saturday May 9th, with National Employee Safety Appreciation Day being Friday, May 8th.  Click HERE for more information!

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!
ABC So-Cal Government Affairs Receives Best Practice Champions Award For The Third Year In a Row!

Because the construction industry has more government rules and regulations than most, ABC So-Cal strives to provide our members with excellent Government Affairs representation. That commitment to excellence was honored for the third year in a row with an ABC 2014 Best Practice Champions Program Award!

ABC National had an outstanding showing this year with 67 total submissions for the 2014 Best Practice Champions Program. ABC So-Cal's submission, "The California Legislature: Eliminating Democrats Supermajority in the State Senate and State Assembly" exceeds standards as a Chapter Best Practice Champion and has won a Chapter Award of Merit, which was presented at the Chapter Awards celebration on March 3rd in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Our chapter will also receive recognition on ABC's National Connections website. Thank you to all our ABC So-Cal members for your contribution to the merit shop construction industry.

ALERT! SB 854 - What You Need to Know About the New Registration Program for Public Works Contractors 

SB854, which passed during the 2014 legislative session, requires all contractors must register in order to bid and work on public works projects in the State of California.  ABC has warned our members about this new fee and registration process. Click the link for another article that explains the process.

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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