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Protect Workers from the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Brandt Domas MediaStudioWorks.comOSHA and National Safety Council urge employers to protect workers from the dangers of distracted driving.

In a recent guest post on DOL’s blog, National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah Hersman explains the dangers associated with distracted driving and describes available tools, including a free cell phone policy kit, to help employers protect workers from these risks.April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and an excellent time to review workplace transportation policies. Each year, more than 35,000 people are killed on America’s roads and traffic collisions are the number one cause of workplace deaths.

OSHA reminds employers that they have a responsibility to protect their workers by prohibiting texting while driving. It is a violation of the OSH Act for employers to require workers to text while driving, create incentives that encourage or condone it, or structure work so that texting while driving is a practical necessity for workers to carry out their job. For more information, including a Distracted Driving brochure*, visit OSHA’s Distracted Driving webpage.

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Paint Care’s Paint Recyling Colorado Is Live

As first shared here just over a year ago, in a RMC PDCA post about Paint Stewardship, paint recycling in Colorado became law and is live – actually, starting July 1, 2015.  Three program introductory meetings with stakeholders have been held since January. A new fee will be added to and collected with each gallon…Continue Reading

PDCA A.E. Robert Friedman Scholarship

PDCA A. E. Robert Friedman Scholarship 2015 Nomination Letters Are Due Nominations Letters from members are due by August 20th to be considered for the 2015 year! A.E. Robert Friedman Scholarship Fund must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing. Such nominations must be made in writing, addressed to the Board of Trustees…Continue Reading

Getting Paid What You Are Owed Without an Attorney

You’ve met all of the conditions of the project’s contract, finished the project and and now the customer, be it a general contractor, property manage, owner or home owner, doesn’t want to pay your company.  What do you do? Thanks to our speaker, Mr. Scott Mikulecky, Esq. with Sherman & Howard LLC Litigation and Trial Practice…Continue Reading

The Real Thing – Commercial Estimating and Contracting

Wednesday evening the Denver PDCA Chapter met and were treated to Chapter President and Commercial Painting Contractor Brad Hatch present ‘the real things’ critical to successful estimating, sales, production and completion of Commercial projects. His presentation provided a quick and relevant checklist topics for contractors already completing commercial work as well as a reality based…Continue Reading

Stucco Repairs and Maintenance

Last night, the Southern Colorado chapter welcomed Pat Joyce, Manager of the Stucco Division at C&C Sand, Stone and Building Materials, who presented ‘Stucco Repairs and Maintenance – The Right Way’.  Attendees learned about best practices to utilize when maintaining and repairing different types of stucco, new products to maintain, renew and color cementitious stuccos,…Continue Reading

Is Paint Stewardship Coming to Colorado?

Paint Stewardship, the recycling of unused paint as mandated by State laws will impact the painting industry with a per gallon charge added to paint cost for painting contractors along with all other consumer purchases of paint. The Product Stewardship Institute and the American Coatings Association, a national association of paint manufacturers,  met with a…Continue Reading

James Wood Lectures SLC on Utah Economy

Members and Prospective Members of the Salt Lake City PDCA were updated on ‘what’s next’ economically for Utah at this morning’s lecture by James Wood, Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Utah. Big thanks to The Sherwin-Williams Company for sponsoring this event.   Certainly, there are numerous points you…Continue Reading

2014 RMC Mid Year Meeting

Save the dates for the 2014 Mid Year Meeting in Glenwood Springs When: May 16 – 17, 2014 Dinner gathering on Friday, May 16th 6:30 PM Business Meeting and Education Session and Networking on Saturday, May 17th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Where: Courtyard by Marriott 105 Wulfsohn Rd. Glenwood Springs, COContinue Reading

Be a Rock Star Painting Contractor

Thank You Rock Stars! Attendees, Golfers & Sponsors. The 102nd Annual Rocky Mountain Council Convention  provided great opportunities for peer networking, learning and fun!   Thank you contractor attendees & golfers. Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Pro Show Exhibitors. Go to Convention & Golf Tournament Photo Album Certainly, there are numerous points you must consider about…Continue Reading