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New OSHA Silica Rule May Effect You
and Protect Your Workers

A New Rule Requiring Engineering Controls to Keep Workers from Breathing Silica Dust Took Effect September 23, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. Read more on the OSHA website

Also, read a related article for “What Contractors Need to Know” about the new rule.



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of Safety, Legal and Code for Licensed Builders

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FREE education on each subject: Safety, Legal and Codes
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10/10 – Contracts: Protecting Your Business form Pitfalls – Pre-registration and Details

11/8 – Energy Code Update – Pre-registration and Details

11/14 – “Safety is No Accident” – Pre-registration and Details


2nd Tuesday Seminar Series

Come to our next 2nd Tuesday Seminar, and enjoy a hot breakfast and insightful discussion.

FREE to BRAG Members & Non-Members with advanced RSVP! Breakfast included with pre-registration.
Events are on Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 9:30 am at BRAG Ann Arbor, 179 Little Lake Dr., Ann Arbor


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2017- 2018 Schedule – Click a class title to register or contact us



October 10:  Contracts – Protecting Your Business from Pitfalls
Presented by Scott Munzel, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels P. C.

November 14:  Safety Plans – “Safety is No Accident”
Presented by Hastings Mutual

December 12:  Marketing Your Business – Actions that Pay Off
Presented by Nick Suino, Michigan SEO Group

February 13:  Home Show Leads, Marketing & Follow Up – Maximizing ROI
Presented by Kyle Hunt, Remodel Your Marketing

March 13:  Insurance – Using Injury Triage to Control Work Comp. Cost
Presented by Ken Keuning, Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance (BHS)

April 10:  Estimating – Lessons Learned and Better Practices
Presented by Allan Lutes, Alpha Design+Build

May 8:  Managing Customer Expectations – Get Real Sooner, not Later
Presented by Joe Marr, Sandler Training


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•  Call 734-996-0100 or email
•  You may also visit us at 179 Little Lake Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (M-F 8 AM – 5 PM)



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