Winnegamie Home Builders Association Newsletter
June is National
As NAHB and its members celebrate National Homeownership Month in June, more than two-thirds of Americans believe that owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream.
The winning golf team was ARC Contracting Team 1
We also had a golfer that hit a bird and it died :( and then just lots of FUN.
More photos on website
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
ARC CONTRACTING as our Presenting Sponsor – Jesse Chase
Beverage Sponsor – SBS PLUMBING
Cart Sponsor – WI BUILDING SUPPLY
Box Lunch Sponsor – SCHENCK SC
Dinner Sponsor – LEAFGUARD OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
Bloody Mary Bar – PELLA WINDOWS & DOORS OF WI
WBA Event with Gov. Walker
Wednesday, July 12
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Grand Hall, SentryWorld Golf Course
Stevens Point, WI
WBA members are encouraged to attend the various meetings at our Member Meeting Day July 12, 2017 starting at 9 am at the Holliday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, and then attend the event with Governor Walker.
Hosting opportunities for the event will be at $2500, $1000, and $500. Charge per person to attend the event is $100. You can learn more about the event and how to sign up HERE. You will also receive an email about the event in the near future.
Members also invited to attend the Wisconsin Builders Foundation Golf Outing June13 at SentryWorld to support future builders in Wisconsin.
KWIK TRIP Gas Cards available for purchase at a discount for WHBA Members. Download the order form.
Conney Safety's Take on the New OSHA Silica Rule
Don’t forget about the new OSHA standard to protect workers from exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica!
The deadline for compliance is coming up fast. Unlike many other OSHA standards, this particular one affects workers across a wide range of industry; Construction, General Industry, Maritime and Hydraulic Fracturing operations (all have different dates for required compliance). The first group to be affected is the Construction Industry, which has to be in compliance by June 23, 2017.
This new standard is extremely important and may be disruptive to many construction operations across the country. A great source to help learn more about the provisions to this new standard can be found at: www.osha.gov/silica
Once at this web site, there are excellent resources found on this page:
• You can read and print off the actual standard (in full)
• Overview of the rule
• Fact sheet on Construction (or other categories of industry)
• Frequently asked questions
• Air sampling methods and medical surveillance
• Video overview of the standard
Don’t forget about employee training. This is a “performance-based” standard so compliance is less about a signature stating the employee attended a class, but more about the employee’s ability to perform or demonstrate knowledge of the new rules. OSHA expects that 1 full hour, on average, will be required for covering most workers.
While trying to figure out how to comply can be daunting, it is important to start getting yourself familiar with the new standard now and not waiting until June roles around! The OSHA standard provides a simple table (Table 1 under 1926.1153) that has “Specified Exposure Control Methods When Working With Materials Containing Crystalline Silica”. For many customers, this table will be easy to follow and help them determine what to do when performing common construction tasks!
Michael Tesmer, Safety Services Manager
Conney Safety Products
WHBA Night at Oshkosh Speedzone
August 11, 2017
Save these Dates
Installation of Officers - Sept.20
Whitetails Banquet - Oct. 5
Fall Parade of Homes Oct. 19-22
Clay Shoot - Oct. 24
Toys for Tots Collection - Nov. 1-Dec.15
As a WHBA member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies thru the NAHB.
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