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Electricity can be safe if used properly. Most workplace electrical accidents are caused by using improperly grounded temporary electrical systems or damaged power tools and extension cords. The National Electrical Code for grounding conductors requires that a system-grounding conductor be connected to any local metallic water-piping system available on the premises, provided the length of the buried water piping is a minimum of 10 feet. If this isn’t possible, then a grounding electrode must be used.
  
The Senate reached a surprise last-minute deal late Tuesday to extend the small-business Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8, passing it just hours before the lending program was set to shut down at midnight. Prospects for the legislation in the House, however, were uncertain. Both chambers are set to adjourn for a two-week recess by week’s end.
  
Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. One step that many companies have taken is to screen employees, subcontractors and visitors before they set foot on the jobsite for potential coronavirus-related symptoms.
   
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This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
 
WHEN: Monday, July 13 | AM (8 a.m. - Noon) or PM (Noon - 4 p.m.)
 
  
OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
 
WHEN: July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. 
  
The AIA/TEXO Committee would like to invite you to the next Industry Roundtable Discussion focused on Mentorship. In this discussion, you will get an overview on Mentorship, learn the roles and responsibilities of the Mentor and Mentee, identify strategies that address developmental needs, adapt to mentoring virtually or from afar, and discuss many more critical factors that help make mentoring successful. The program will be conducted by industry leaders through a web conferencing services and provide Q&A opportunities throughout the discussion.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
 Subjects Addressed Include:
  • Identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds.
  • Knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights.
  • Understanding the remedies available on both private and public projects.
  • Finding out how contractors, subcontractors and suppliers can protect their payment rights.
  • Learning what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects.
  • Understanding how the Texas Prompt Payment Acts for both public and private construction projects, encourage prompt payments.
  
2020 has been difficult – but we know positive things can come out of difficult situations.  We have learned several things from this crazy year:
  • We can productively video conference over the internet (saving fuel, time and energy).
  • We need to openly discuss the dynamics of our industry.
  • We need each other.
Purpose: To facilitate membership communication in a video conference based roundtable discussion with 10‑15 people about a current topic.

Vision: Members will find value in discussing current topics and casually learning from general discussion with peers.

Company Culture in a COVID World | Thursday, July 23 | 9-10 a.m.
 
HR Trends | Thursday, July 30 | 9-10 a.m.
 
Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in the Workplace | Thursday, Aug. 6 | 9-10 a.m.
 
Safety Best Practices | Thursday, Aug. 13 | 9-10 a.m.
Registration Coming Soon
  
  • A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
  • Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
  • Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
  
We are committed to staying in communication with our members to provide timely updates and useful resources throughout this uncertain period, so be sure to keep checking back on our website for a continuously updated list of resources and materials: www.texoassociation.org/resources/coronavirus.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Title Sponsor: Intex Electrical
Player Gift Sponsor: DGB Glass
Meal Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors 
Registration Bloody Mary Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Trophy Sponsor: Austin Commercial
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Mogul Wealth
Beverage Cart Sponsors: J&E Companies, Gray Reed, Ranahan Project Controls
Golf Hole Sponsors: Dynamic Glass, DynaTen Corporation, George-McKenna Electrical Contractors; Hackett Bonds & Insurance Services, Trade Management
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

You can get the best 401k on the market. 100 Percent Unconditional Money Back Guarantee, Superb Investment Options, Award Winning Customer Service and Significant Fee Discounts.  For a Free Evaluation and a Free Compliance Checkup of your current 401k, call Steve Heussner, Steve@MogulWealth.com, at 469-450-4663 or Kirk Quaschnick, Kirk@MogulWealth.com, at 214-420-7152 and mention TEXO.

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.

Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. 

   
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