July 2012

New members

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

Federal Signal Corporation
Hodge Dwyer & Driver
Michael W. Hansen, P.C.

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Meeting Calendar
Environmental Division
To be announced
Government Affairs Division
Sep 13
Candidates Reception
Jacob Henry Mansion
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Maintenance Division
Aug 30 Excavation Competent Person Training;
7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
Sep 27 Scaffold Competent Person Training; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
Safety Division
Jul 10
Aug 14
Sep 11
First Aid/CPR/AED Training;
7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $99
Aug 28
Signal Person Safety Training and Rigging Hazard Awareness Training; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $269
Aug 30 OSHA Update Workshop; noon to 2:30 pm; $33
Sep 25 Fall Protection Competent Person Training; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
Human Resources Division
To be announced
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Fire Watch with Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training and Confined Space Entry Watch Training

(see announcement for details)

Aug 7
Sept 6

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Will County Employment Picture Looking Better

Piquing young students' interest in science does more than taking on advanced high school courses in the subject area when it comes to recruiting students for careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. A new published study by UI researchers offered the following advice to recruit students for STEM careers:

1. "Make the science personal, local, and relevant,"
2. "More discussion within classrooms about the types of jobs available in STEM"
3. …"Whenever possible have students interface with local representatives of organizations in the science, engineering, and medical fields to raise career awareness."

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Hazard Communication Standard Final Rule

In March 2012, OSHA published the final rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, as well as related compliance deadlines affecting chemical manufacturers, distributors and employers. The revised HCS, which OSHA is calling HazCom 2012, is expected to affect every U.S. workplace with exposure to hazardous chemicals and will ultimately cover over 5 million facilities and over 40 million workers. In this final rule, OSHA is modifying its HCS to conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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