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New Confined Spaces in Construction Rule:
Training, Safety, Communication are Crucial
Compliance with OSHA’s new ruling on confined spaces, which began earlier this month, requires training and a thorough understanding of the sometimes-complex procedures formulated to protect employees in the workplace. During a free member webinar last week, Gary Roberts, environmental health and safety director of ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service, Knoxville, Tenn., guided PHCC members through the new rule and explained how the addition of specific requirements will affect the plumbing and HVAC industries. More here …
For the complete webinar and answers to questions posed by participants, click here. The full ruling is available here.
Bringing Order to Chaos
Productivity Tips from Fall 2015 CCA Meeting
New construction business owners got a hefty lesson in life and business management at PHCC’s Construction Contractors’ Alliance’s (CCA’s) fall meeting in San Francisco last week. During a session focused on “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity®,” CCA members learned best practices on how to free up the mind to not only be more present and more relaxed but solve problems faster. What steps can you take to relieve the stress? Find out here.
House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Cybercrime and Fraud
Are you aware of the credit card liability shift that went into effect Oct. 1?
With the recent shift in credit card liability – and technology – that went into effect on Oct. 1, the House Small Business Committee met last week for a hearing on “The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses: Part II” (taped video of the hearing available here). More here.
Introductions Made on Capitol Hill
Michael Copp Meets Key Legislators
Last week, Executive Vice President Michael Copp and Director of Government Affairs Mark Riso proactively met with several Members of Congress and staff to introduce Copp and convey a sense of gratitude and ongoing commitment to work collaboratively with members on key PHCC priorities. These outreach efforts not only strengthen our current relationships on Capitol Hill, but are strategically necessary to protect PHCC members’ interests. They also ensure continued support of PHCC’s well-attended annual Legislative Conference, which is coming up May 18-19, 2016.
In photo: PHCC EVP Michael Copp (left) and Government Relations Director Mark Riso (right) meet with House Small Business Committee Chair Steve Chabot (R-OH).
South Florida: The Place to be “Scene”
The scene at CONNECT 2015 in Hollywood, Fla., earlier this month was swirling with cool people and fresh ideas on workforce development, business management, technology, and more. Check out the photos!
San Antonio: Save the Date for CONNECT 2016
They say everything is bigger in Texas! Fueled by the incredible momentum in South Florida, PHCC already is making big plans for CONNECT 2016. Come partner with your peers in San Antonio. Mark your calendars now … Oct. 19-21 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
While you have your calendar out ….
You don’t want to miss these upcoming opportunities to get informed on key issues, build some powerful relationships, and operate your business more effectively. Take a few minutes to save the following dates:
Maintenance Agreements: The Contractor’s Golden Goose!
Create customers for life; tune into FREE webinar next Wednesday.
Maintenance agreements are literally the foundation stone for profitable growth in the 21st century! Register now for this free, one-hour webinar next Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. ET, and learn why maintenance agreements are good for you and your customers. Discover how to develop, price, and effectively market maintenance agreements to increase your cash flow and profits. Maintenance agreements create customers for life. In fact, 80 percent of the selling price of a business is based on the number of active maintenance agreements in place. You can’t afford to miss this! Sponsored by the PHCC Educational Foundation and Kohler.
Get schooled on water savings … and pass it on!
Your customers, friends and followers can learn a lot from Flo and her feline pal, Puddles. Post these fun and informative viral videos from WaterSense, and promote water savings throughout the year.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to PHCC Industry Partners Kohler Co. and Delta Faucet Company!
They’re among four WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Winners honored this month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thank you for educating consumers and our industry about water-efficient products and practices; you’re making a difference every day!
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