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OES Committee to Hold Education Sessions at ConcreteWorks

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At the NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2016 being held September 18-20 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, there will be a number of education sessions of note. Specifically, NRMCA’s Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee will be hosting the following sessions:

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) – What’s Required and What Are Other Producers Doing?
Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m.
As many already know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finalized a rule to require drivers of commercial motor vehicles to use ELDs to comply with hours of service regulations. What is less known are the specific requirements and what others are currently doing to reach compliance by the end of 2017. This session with give an in-depth look at the specifics and highlight experiences from NRMCA Producer members that are currently engaged in compliance efforts and other that have already completed the transition. How it works, what to expect and the potential pitfalls, to name a few issues, will all be discussed.

Help Wanted: Driver Recruitment & Retention 
Monday, September 19, at 3:15 p.m.
Producers, state associations and NRMCA have gotten very focused in their efforts to recruit and retain mixer drivers. Long haulers and other short haul carriers are equally as focused as the shortage of good candidates builds. Ready mix companies and state executives report recruitment and retention is not only about pay but also life style and being treated respectfully. How does that measure with your experience? Share your wisdom and challenges. Hear what others are doing. Learn about the 2nd Annual Recruitment and Retention Survey results. We’re all in this together.

EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule and Why You Should Worry About It
Tuesday, September 20, at 10 a.m.
An update on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent rule to expand EPA’s jurisdiction over control of bodies of water within the United States. Does it impact ready mixed concrete plants or operations? What will it cost? When should I expect changes? Answers to these questions and more will be provided and discussed during this session.

OSHA’s New Silica Rule – Coming to a Ready Mixed Concrete Plant Near You
Tuesday, September 20, at 11 a.m.
Earlier this year, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finalized a new rule increasing regulation of exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This new regulation holds considerable impacts for ready mixed concrete operations and expensive, continued compliance costs. Demonstrated by an NRMCA Producer member, this session will cover what compliance will likely look like for the ready mixed concrete industry.

Click here for more information on the OES education sessions at ConcreteWorks or contact Gary Mullings at, Kevin Walgenbach, or Eileen Dickson,

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