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Disinfection 101 – Are you covering the basics?

Disinfection 101—Are You Covering the Basics?

IWCA Members can take advantage of reduced costs resources with the GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

GBAC NL AD

Use the code IWCA when taking any courses or classes towards certifications and costs.

JANUARY 11TH-15TH, 2021 is COVID Safety Stand Down!

This week we take part in COVID Stand Down week with our Construction Industry Partners. Use these Toolbox Talk Sheets and information to step back and re-educate on safety protocols related to COVID today to keep staff, yourself, and customers safe today.

 

 

See the Toolbox Talks and Resources for Members here: Toolbox Talks

March 2, 2021, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2020. Collection will begin January 2, 2021.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/

March 2, 2021, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2020. Collection will begin January 2, 2021.

The collection of CY 2019 data and beyond will include the collection of establishments’ Employer Identification Numbers (EIN). If you submit your data using a csv file or API, you can view the new layout by selecting the “How” tab above.

Remember, not all establishments need to submit their OSHA 300A Data. To review which establishments need to provide their data, click here.

https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/

Updated Schedule for the 2021 IWCA Convention in Orlando, March 22-26th, 2021 is now Posted Here!!

Updated Schedule – Click Here

Register For Convention Here

Book Your Rooms for $79 a night at DoubleTree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld HERE

*The only course which costs extra besides the registration is the Sunbelt Lift Course for $120. Everything else is free with your registration. The Certification Courses alone on Monday are a $1,000 plus value for your registration.

Registration Costs: $499 for each primary member and $349 for each additional member. Down from $550 and $385 in previous years. At the 2021 Convention, all in person attendees will be offered a $299.99 rate for the 2022 Convention to pre-register. You have to be there to get this rate for 2022.

Vendor Trade Show Floor Plan with 40-50 Vendors – Coming SOON!

2021 Convention is now in Orlando, FL and March 22-26th

Hi All,

The Board wanted to let everyone know we have moved the 2021 Convention back and into Orlando, FL. With the restrictions tighter and not having an alternate date later, we had to make the decision to move it. It will now be March 22-26, 2021 at the Double Tree Hilton in Orlando, FL at SeaWorld. All registrations, the sessions/speakers, and vendors will move over to this location. This should give us enough time to see infections come down and more people comfortable with traveling. We will have a video ready on the Safety Protocols for the event and start working on updating the convention pages and the speaker pages. The price will stay at the early bird rate and not go up.

 

Register Here: https://iwca.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1320624

Book Your Room Here: DoubleTree Hilton Booking

Review the updated schedule IWCA2021Schedule

 

On behalf of all the Board, we can’t wait to see you in Florida!

 

IWCA Board of Directors

$11,601,634 in OSHA fines for Coronavirus Violations in the Workplace since October 2020

Currently there is $11,601,634 in OSHA fines for Coronavirus Violations in the Workplace since October 2020. Most of the individual fines in the 10’s of thousands. It is imperative you have plans and protocols in place for your workplace. Examples of what was fine and items you need to seek to put into place, many in the toolbox section of the members site for you, are below.

 

“OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

 

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/enforcement

Webinar/Slides – Michigan OSHA’s New COVID-19 Emergency Rule

Michigan OSHA’s New COVID-19 Emergency Rule

Copy of the Slides: MIOSHA_COVID_Emergency_Rule_Oct_2020_

Link to the Webinar Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYqijStrZ0k&feature=youtu.be

 

Presented by:
Eric J. Conn and Aaron R. Gelb
on Thurs., October 29th at 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT

When the MI Supreme Court struck down Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 Executive Orders, MI OSHA responded quickly to fill the void, and last week issued a series of COVID-19 Emergency Regulations. When Gov. Whitmer signed the “Emergency Rules Order,” Michigan became only the second state in the country with a set of enforceable, COVID-19 specific regulations. While many of the requirements set forth in the new rules mirror the Governor’s prior EOs, having a prescriptive rule in place makes it that much easier for MI OSHA to issue citations to employers.

Given MI OSHA’s aggressive use of the General Duty Clause to support a series of citations after an inspection blitz over the summer, Michigan employers should expect enforcement to continue in a similar manner, making compliance with these rules all the more important.  Participants in this webinar will learn about the requirements of MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules and steps to take to avoid citations, including:

  • Conducting COVID-19 hazard assessments
  • Developing and implementing a written exposure preparedness and response plan
  • Adopting workplace controls and safe work practices
  • Training for employees
  • Recordkeeping requirements

Membership, Campus IWCA, and Event Website is DOWN – Our apologies!

The membership site/events and Campus IWCA are all down currently. We appreciate your patience. The Your Membership team who provides the site is working on it currently and will let us know once it is back up. The new membership site and events/learning management system will be up and running early December for you. It should be much easier to navigate and use and have less issues crashing.

IWCA Member Webinar: Google Tips and Email Marketing

IWCA Member Webinar: Google Tips and Email Marketing Best Practices

Signpost is proud to be a new Associate Member of the International Window Cleaning Association!

In this 30-minute educational webinar, we’ll talk about how small improvements with your Google listing can make a big difference, and how email marketing is one of the most effective ways to keep in touch with homeowners. Specifically, we’ll discuss:

– How to ensure your business stands out on Google
– How to get homeowners to write reviews for your business
– How to leverage email marketing to keep homeowners engaged with your business year-round

This session is essential for businesses who want to drive and capture more leads, get five star reviews, and stay busy year-round! This webinar will also feature Q&A.

Register to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Must attend webinar to qualify.

**All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session.**

Presenter: Laura Nelson, VP of Marketing, Signpost – https://www.signpost.com/.

Oct 14, 2020 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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The 2021 IWCA Annual Convention & Trade Show is March 22-26, 2021! Register