The Connection
January 23, 2018
Association News

Your Connection Newsletter is Brand New in 2018
The Connection newsletter has a new look and a new focus. We’ve streamlined the newsletter and will concentrate on bringing you only the most relevant Association news, education opportunities and industry updates. Plus, you’ll now get it twice a month.

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After a recent change to the NAWIC bylaws, members will now elect Region Directors via online voting. This year, members of the Midwest, Northeast, North Central and Pacific Southwest Regions will vote for a new Director, at the same time that they vote for the Executive Committee officers.
The Safety and Health Awareness Committee has revised the Safety Excellence Awards. The awards are presented to NAWIC member companies that demonstrate safety is an important corporate value and commitment.
Do you have a position to fill, or are you looking for a new job? The NAWIC Career Center features hundreds of jobs that employers want you to see. Members can post their resume, view jobs and set up personal job alerts for free.
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Education / Training

Sexual Harassment Webinar: What it is and How Companies Can Protect Themselves
February 15, 2018, noon EST
With the public downfall of many prominent men, sexual harassment is a hot topic. NAWIC’s Professional Development and Education Committee will host a free Sexual Harassment webinar for members on February 15, 2018 at noon EST. Attorney Amanda Baer will define sexual harassment for attendees and teach best practices for companies who want to prevent it and protect themselves. For more information on the seminar, click here.

Industry Update
According to a recent survey conducted by AGC of America, 75 percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018. While contractors appear to be optimistic about the economy, they did express concern about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries shows there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7 percent increase from 2015. This is the third consecutive increase in worker fatalities – the highest since 2008.