April, 2015

New members

We are especially pleased that these companies recognize the value of belonging to TRMA, especially in tough economic times:

Chellino Crane Inc.
Express Employment Professionals
Morrison Construction Co.
SGS Petroleum Service Corp.
Troutman Excavating Inc.

Meeting Calendar
Environmental Division
Apr 28
Water Quality Issues Update
Government Affairs Division
To be announced
Maintenance Division
  To be announced
Safety Division
May 13 First Aid/CPR/AED Training;
7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $99
Human Resources Division
To be announced
Prices shown apply to TRMA members. For member and non-member details and registration click here.
Fire Watch with Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training and Confined Space Entry Watch Training

(see announcement for details)
April 20th

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NOTICE
Information from this newsletter may be reproduced, without prior permission, if the Three Rivers Manufacturers' Association is credited as source.

2014 TRMA Highlights

Manufacturers in Will and Grundy Counties, and the independent contractors who work at their plants, continued to significantly drive down worker injury rates in 2014, a trend started seven years ago, says Jeff White, VP, U.S. Operations, Aux Sable Liquid Products and chairman of Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA).

“We are very pleased to report that contractors worked over 5.5 million hours in 2014 and recorded an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) incidence rate of 0.28 (per 100 workers). In fact, the TRMA incidence rate this year is roughly one-third the rate of 10 years ago,” White said.
This also compares to much higher injury rates for U.S. industry sectors in general. Per OSHA statistics for 2013, the latest available, the rates were 4.2 for specialty trade contractors; 4.0 for manufacturing; 2.0 for chemical manufacturing; and 0.9 for petroleum refineries. “TRMA members and contractors consistently outperform these sectors when it comes to the safety and welfare of the workforce,” White said.

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TRMA Companies Hosting Teachers as Interns…

TRMA has defined “making a louder voice for manufacturing” and preparing the future workforce for manufacturing as its priorities. To that end, Three Rivers Education Partnership (TREP) is offering teachers in science or C.T.E. areas the opportunity to have a professional growth learning experience with professionally aligned business professionals to glean relevant applications for enriched teaching. Technology has revolutionized “HOW” people perform their work. The computers, the instruments, the software or the apps, they all change the way people work. Having a current experience that includes up-to-date methodologies, tools, instruments and processes keeps teaching professionals current and informed about the profession they teach.

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2015 National Safety Stand-Down in construction launches soon!

OSHA and its partners hope to reach 3 million workers during the 2015 National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, and you can help! We encourage you to spread the word by re-tweeting and posting our message to reach workers across the nation through social media. Starting this month, the Department of Labor Twitter, Facebook page and blog will feature stand-down event information, important statistics, stories, and links to OSHA materials.

Last year more than 1 million employers and workers across the country joined the effort, making it the largest occupational safety event ever hosted in the United States. With your help we can make this year’s event even bigger and help save lives!

By visiting the 2015 Stand-Down page, you can learn about local events and download or order free fall prevention training materials in both English and Spanish, including the new 2015 Stand-Down poster (PDF*).

Article taken from OSHA Quick Takes, April 2, 2015, Volume 14, Issue 7.