IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – May 8th
Pivoting – a term that is being used frequently during the pandemic. As a business, how quickly are you pivoting, meaning you are changing your business processes to keep up with the myriad of CV19 issues that are being presented? The entire IEC staff is here to help you pivot more quickly during this time and hope you are taking advantage of our offerings, including these weekly updates, weekly Zoom webinars, website resources, online live and demand CEU classes, loan/borrow program, and virtual job fairs. This week we also launched a new worker recruitment campaign to find new employees for our members. Please let us know your hiring, loan, borrow and other workforce needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or use this form.
May 8: 8 Practical Steps to Productivity Improvements — Presented by Graybar
May 12: CBA – Article 310 Pt. 2 Live 4-8pm – Instructor Terry Rogers
May 12: Mobilizing for the Future of Construction — Presented by Milwaukee Tool
May 14: Pros Need Pros: How Sonepar is Helping Small Contractors in a COVID World
May 15: Significant Code Changes to 2020 NEC, Pt 2 Live 8am-12 – Instructor Mike Gunter
CBA Article 200 & 210 Online, On-Demand by Terry Rogers
Return to Work Considerations?
Webinar offers insights on key issues and challenges – Tuesday, May 19, 1pm – Register
Key Takeaways from IEC Safety Panel Discussion on May 7, 2020 (Please consult your own council for legal advise)
A host of safety experts joined the hour long discussion on the latest issues on safety as it relates to CV19. Attorney Chris Caiaacio from Kilpatrick Townsend provided a terrific overview with this slide presentation that includes numerous tips for employers.
Takeaway #1 – OSHA’s PPE Standards requires use of gloves, eye & face protection and respiratory protection when job hazards require it.
Takeaway #2 – Do NOT retaliate against workers for raising concerns about safety and health issues! (OSHA Section 11(c))
Takeaway #3 – Communicate to your workers continually like you would a Toolbox talk regarding CV19 and DOCUMENT it!
Takeaway #4 – Train your workers on how proper hygiene, how to use PPE, respiratory etiquette and social distancing. Train your supervisors on dealing with safety issues.
Takeaway #5 – If someone has symptoms associated with CV19, ask them to get tested, and only after (and if) they test positive, send them home and inform other employees of someone (no names) testing positive
Takeaway #6 – Flexibility is key! Information on CV19 changes constantly. DAILY check the CDC website for updates
Apprentice of the Year Wire-off Competition – June 1st & 3
The competition will be onsite with only apprentices and judges present, but we’ll be sending it out on FaceBook Live. If you don’t follow up on Facbook, click here
Please stay safe and take care of yourself this weekend!