Due to the inclement weather forecasted for tomorrow, the NUCA of DC Monthly Safety Meeting scheduled for 3/22/18 will be cancelled.  The presentation by Jim Kopernick of MAP Drug Testing on the newest technologies and methods of testing, and YOUR company’s policy vs liability will be rescheduled for a future meeting.

Miss Utility is hosting a FREE class regarding ITIC – ticket processing
and mapping

Come learn about the best approach to completing the ticket and using
available mapping tools on ITIC;
– Web User access, and their differences
– Using the many ticket ‘auto’ field selections
– Accurately completing each ticket field
– Mapping Tools
– Finding your work site on the map
– ITIC ticket Headers
– Processing subsequent ticket types (i.e., Updates, Corrections,
Cancellations)
– Search and Status  – processing Ticket Check Discrepancy and
Dispute notices

TRAINING INFORMATION

DATE:   April 10, 2018 – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED
TIME:   8:00am to about 10:00am
PLACE:  Miss Utility Cal Center, 7223 Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Conference
Room (side entrance) Hanover, MD 21076
PARKING: Miss Utility – lower and upper lots and along Parkway Drive in
front of building. No construction vehicles/trucks/trailers on Miss
Utility parking lots
REFRESHMENTS:  Light refreshments prior to class
OTHER:  Electronic devices NOT needed for this class. Educational and
promotional materials provided.
REGISTRATION: https://goo.gl/forms/YtY2TUyjpNdKbODI3
QUESTIONS: Contact Kelli Martin at; kmartin@occinc.co

Traffic Safety Supplies Announces a fabulous day of great food & drink, door prizes  and special discounts – JUMP START YOUR SPRING!  For more details:  TSS OPEN HOUSE 2018

Firm Expanded from Six Attorneys in 1978 to a Leading Construction Law Firm with National and International Expertise

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 29, 2018 – Law firm Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing legal services to clients. On January 28, 1978, the firm began modestly with six lawyers specializing in construction, government contracts, and surety law. Over the years, the firm has added offices in Irvine, Calif., Seattle, Chicago and Miami, in addition to its original office in Virginia. While continuing to specialize in the above practice areas, the firm also represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation and creditor’s rights.

“In 40 years we’ve grown from a boutique law firm to twice being named the Leading Construction Law Firm in the United States by Chambers & Partners and developing a substantial international practice,” says Robert Fitzgerald, name partner. “As we enter our fifth decade, Watt Tieder has more than two dozen partners with 20-plus years of legal experience in the construction, surety and government contracts industries, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationships with our clients and our legacy of excellence.”

About Watt Tieder
Watt Tieder has represented clients in courts, arbitration and in administrative forums throughout the United States and internationally. The firm and many of its lawyers have been honored by such publications as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Legal 500. The firm has twice been recognized as the top construction law firm in the United States by Chambers and Partners.

Invitation For Subcontractors & Suppliers To Bid
On Walter Reed Residential Project, Due Jan 18th

Paradigm Contractors, LLC is accepting bids on behalf of Urban Atlantic for the Walter Reed residential project, referenced as WVU, scheduled to start construction the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2018.
 
The project will be podium type construction with two levels of below grade parking and concrete wood framing above.  Quotes will be received from qualified subcontractors in the following disciplines: concrete, gypcrete, masonry, aluminum railings, misc. metal, rough/finish carpentry, wood stairs, millwork, waterproofing, traffic coating, building insulation, roofing, exterior trim / hardi siding, caulking, interior prehung doors, hollow metal doors and frames, overhead doors, vinyl windows, storefront/curtain wall, metal panels, drywall, flooring and tile, paint, bath accessories, fireplaces, trash compactors, appliances, site furnishing, casework, stone countertops, window coverings, swimming pool, elevators, trash chutes, fire protection, plumbing, water meters, HVAC, excavation, temporay dewatering, paving accessories, asphalt paving, site concrete, landscaping/irrigation, pavers, wet utilities, and dry utilities,
 
CBE contractors and suppliers are encouraged to participate. Bids will be accepted through 1/18/18.  If you are interested in bidding or finding out more about his project, contact Cristina Morales at cmorales@paradigmcos.com

APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP

MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Headquarters
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Ground Level
Hanover, MD 21076

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Each ticket is valid for one admission, each individual attending must register independently.

To Register: Click HERE

For additional information visit MDOT Website at www.mdot.maryland.gov/certify.

For questions, email mbe@mdot.maryland.gov or call (410)865-1269.

**Once this event is sold out, tickets and registration will no longer be available**

**Security Policy: All visitors must present a valid Driver’s License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building.

Statement from OSHA Regarding Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.

More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, accounting for about one out of every four fatal injuries. Workplace violence injuries increased by 23 percent, making it the second most common cause of workplace fatality. Today’s report also shows the number of overdoses on the job increased by 32 percent in 2016, and the number of fatalities has increased by at least 25 percent annually since 2012.

Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA, issued the following statement regarding the report:

“Today’s occupational fatality data show a tragic trend with the third consecutive increase in worker fatalities in 2016 – the highest since 2008. America’s workers deserve better.

“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is committed to finding new and innovative ways of working with employers and employees to improve workplace safety and health. OSHA will work to address these trends through enforcement, compliance assistance, education and training, and outreach.

“As President Trump recognized by declaring opioid abuse a Nationwide Public Health Emergency, the nation’s opioid crisis is impacting Americans every day at home and, as this data demonstrates, increasingly on the job.

“The Department of Labor will work with public and private stakeholders to help eradicate the opioid crisis as a deadly and growing workplace issue.”

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

OSHA News Release:
12/19/2017
Contact Name:

Eric Holland

Phone Number:
Release Number:
17-1692-NAT