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REMINDERS:
Let us know if you are attending so that we can make your dinner arrangements!
*  OSHA Form 300 Posting begins February 1, 2017
*  AB1661 Mandatory Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Training for Council
*  Property Program Renewals coming to your email box soon - please send contact information if responsible party is someone other than Director
DECEMBER BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:
*   Travel Policy allows Early-Bird check-in
*   Take advantage of Southwest fare sales. PARSAC can help
*   Contract language requests due two (2) weeks before presentation or execution
*   PARSAC receives unmodified audit opinion and CAJPA Accreditation with Excellence
*   Investment returns positive
*   PARSAC Defense Panel gets high marks
*   Presentations on calculating your premiums and communicating for trust and transparency (materials available)
*   Service Animal Best Practice

Please welcome! Sheri Bowlus has joined George Hills on PARSAC Claims and Emily Hooks has replaced Julia Keiser at LWP Claims Solutions. 

   
Craig Fugate: A Smarter way to fund disaster recovery in America
Tampa Bay Times
As Hurricane Matthew brushed along the East Coast last fall, it left a trail of destruction across the mid-Atlantic. The storm left dozens dead and billions of dollars in damage in its wake. In North Carolina alone, record rainfall caused flooding so severe that experts categorized it as a "1,000-year event." A disaster of such magnitude — statistically — should only occur once in multiple lifetimes.  READ MORE 
CSAC EIA Loss Prevention: Assisting you in the development of a safe and healthy workplace.
Emergency Preparedness

As we move from season to season and county to county, we are exposed to various types of inclement weather, from blizzards to intense rain, to flooding and landslides. It’s important to assess your organization’s preparedness before these events occur and there are resources available to help you do so.
 
Training:
The Disaster Planning 101 class on EIA TV is a great place to start.  It will help you gauge your level of emergency preparedness. In this class participants will learn about:
  • Types of Disasters
  • Disaster Cycle
  • Preparedness
  • Training
  • Responsibilities
  • Tools
TargetSolutions, also has a variety of courses available including Disaster Preparedness and Building Evacuation/Emergencies. If you’re interested in TargetSolutions, but are not using it, it is available at no additional cost; contact the Loss Prevention Department for more information.
 
Resources:
There’s no time like the present to review your Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Go to the EIA ToolBox for a detailed information sheet on EAPs.
 
Additional resources that can help you create an emergency response plan are available from FEMA.  Minimally, we recommend taking a look at these:
As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Loss Prevention Department via email or at 916-850-7300.
 
In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The new regulation requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.
 
What data does my organization have to submit electronically to OSHA?
  1. Establishments with 250 or more employees will have to submit data contained in OSHA forms 300A, 300, and 301 with exceptions for fields with personal information. 
  2. Establishments with 20-249 employees in high risk industries will have to submit all data fields currently contained in the OSHA form 300A.
When does my organization have to submit this data to OSHA?
 
Submission Year Data Collected in Calendar Year Establishment with 250 or more employees Establishment with 20-249 employees Submission Deadline
2017 2016 Form 300A Form 300A July 1, 2017
2018 2017 Forms 300A, 300, 301 Form 300A July 1, 2018
2019 2018 Forms 300A, 300, 301 Form 300A March 2, 2019
 
Although municipalities are not specifically categorized as a high risk industry, identified in 2 above; some PARSAC members provide services (i.e. waste treatment and disposal, transit, utilities) that fall within the definition. Staff is seeking further clarification to determine if your agency must comply with the reporting guidelines. Staff will also discuss with the third party administrator whether they can submit data on behalf of our members.

OSHA will post the data it collects on its public website. However, OSHA will remove any personal Information before it is released to the public.
Reminder - The Executive Board meeting is 3/30/2017. Book your flight now.

Please let us know if you would like to attend the Phantom of the Opera theater production on May 24, 2017, the evening before the Board Meeting. Tickets are $65.10. Contact Carol by 3/29/17.  Thank you.

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