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June 5, 2015

OSHA's revised Hazard Communications requirements in effect as of June 1 by Beau Briggs

  Starting June 1, chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers are required to provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary statement for each hazard class and category. Beginning in December, distributors may only ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer if the labels meet these requirements.   The June 1 deadline was established when OSHA aligned its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 with the global standard for chemical product labeling. The provisions for labeling offer workers better protection from chemical hazards, while also reducing trade barriers and improving productivity for American businesses that regularly handle, store, a ... Read the rest of entry »

Affordable Care Act UPDATE by Jerry Pigsley

  On February 23, the IRS issued Notice 2015-16 and provided guidance on some important issues under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare).  The notice is important because this is the first official piece of guidance from the IRS on the 40% excise tax on high-cost health plans.  The notice describes the amount of plan coverage subject to the tax and concludes that it will be based on the coverage employees are enrolled in, not the coverage that is offered.  In addition, the notice states that employee pre-tax contributions to health savings accounts are subject to the tax.  The IRS did request feedback from "stakeholders" on the excise tax issues and there will likely be some change in position as those responses are received.  Prudent employers should check with their accountant and their health insurance agent now in preparation for this excise tax.   &n ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC attends Rose Hill Career Day

 

On May 14, 2015 ABC Diversity committee members David Goett and Theresa Ptacek attended Career Day at Rose Hill Elementary School in Omaha.  Dave and Theresa spoke to over fifty students, ages 10 to 12, about the construction industry.  During the presentation, each student was given a plastic softee yellow construction helmet and a packet that was addressed to the parents of each student.  The packet was filled with information about the variety of construction trades, education, training and earning potential.  Many of the kids were engaged and expressed an interest in pursuing a rewarding career in construction.  ABC will also be attending a career day at Wilson Focus School on Tuesday, June 2nd with an opportunity to meet with eighty students.  Anyone interested in participating in career days in Omaha, please contact Theresa in the Omaha office at 402-344-4258.

Jerry Pigsley as been appointed as General Counsel for ABC

 

Jerry Pigsley, Bill Harding’s law partner at Harding & Shultz since 1983, and frequent speaker at Cornhusker Chapter events, was appointed by the Cornhusker Chapter as its new General Counsel to replace Bill Harding. With the recent dissolution of Harding & Shultz, Jerry Pigsley is now a partner in Lincoln office of the law firm of Woods & Aitken.

Win a New Vehicle with a Hole-In-One

 

Here's your chance to win a new vehicle lease 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. We encourage you to sign up here and guarantee your spot. 

Welcome Anne Klute - New ABC President

 

Please join us in welcoming Anne Klute as the new President of ABC Cornhusker Chapter.
On May 26th the ABC Cornhusker Board convened and ratified the search committee’s recommendation of Anne Klute as President of Cornhusker ABC Chapter. Anne’s first official day was Monday June 1, 2015.  Anne brings with her experience in education, marketing, and business development for non-profit organizations and will be an asset to the Cornhusker Chapter.
 
You can reach Anne at 402-477-4451, annek@abcnebraska.org or by cell phone at 402-432-0096

E-News: June 5, 2015

Welcome Anne Klute - New ABC President (6/5/2015)

Win a New Vehicle with a Hole-In-One (6/5/2015)

Jerry Pigsley has been appointed as General Counsel for ABC (6/5/2015)

ABC Attends Rose Hill Career Day (6/5/2015)

Affordable Care Act UPDATE by Jerry Pigsley (6/5/2015)

OSHA's revised Hazard Communication requirements in effect as of June 1 (6/5/2015)

FREE Contractor Webinars

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FREE Contractor Webinars

  Learning About the Obama Administration’s Controversial Proposals on “Blacklisting” Monday, June 8, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   What Is Compensable Time Under the FLSA – Recent Developments and Special Challenges Facing Employers in the Construction Industry Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:00 a.m. (CT) To register click here   Effectively Handling and OSHA Inspection: How to Legally Protect Your Rights Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. (CT) To register click here     WIBS, One-Stop and Federal Training Dollars: A Beginners Guide to the Public Workforce System Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:30 p.m. (CT) To register click here     Prevailing Wage Survey Results Presentation Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here     ABC’s of Lobbying Tuesday, Jun ... Read the rest of entry »


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