October 1, 2018
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Safety first: Take AWB's OSHA 10 Training on Oct. 22-23



Construction workers and supervisors are invited to AWB's office in Olympia Oct. 22 and 23 for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training seminar.

This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10-hour construction outreach training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job.

OSHA Training Objectives

  • State the purpose of the OSH Act and list the functions of OSHA
  • List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSHA Act
  • Understanding of the General Duty Clause
  • Competent Person
  • Record keeping

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • General Safety & Health Provisions
  • Electrical
  • Fall Protection
  • Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors
  • Excavations
  • Stairways & Ladders

The class will take place Oct. 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at AWB's Olympia office.

Learn more and register here.



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Vote No on I-1631


No vote urged on pollution fee initiative

By The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

Earlier this year we opposed Gov. Jay Inslee's effort to impose a carbon-emissions tax in the Washington state Legislature.

We now oppose a similar effort to impose a carbon tax -- now dubbed a pollution fee -- through Initiative 1631. We urge a no vote on I-1631 on the November ballot.

This does not mean we oppose all efforts to combat climate change, which we see as a real and serious threat to all of us.

But any effective effort to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change should be done on a national scale at the federal level. A state-by-state approach such as the initiative adopts won't achieve much except to create an economic burden on those living in Washington state...

Read the full editorial in The Union-Bulletin
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