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Important: ERMA Reporting Reminder
To assist you in reporting claims and incidents to ERMA, please submit their Employer Initial Report Form to More information can be found on their website.

Please remember: ERMA must be notified within 30 days of a claim or incident. Late claims are subject to coverage denial or, if accepted, an SIR increase of up to 25%.

Members are also encouraged to register on the ERMA website for direct access to important membership information including the regional training calendar, governing documents, and meeting information.

Occupational Safety & Health
Training Grants has announced an OSHA training grant being offered by the Public Health Service (PHS). PHS is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2020." Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2020" at The purpose of this program is to continue existing, and/or establish new Training Project Grants (TPG) that are focused on occupational safety and health. Visit for more info.

Deadline: by August 24, 2014 online
no later than 5:00 p.m. local time
[eligibility and application details]
Rancho Cucamonga Fire: Sometimes It's the Little Things that Make a Big Difference
A RCFD crew recently responded to a home where a small child had been injured by a heavy television that fell off the dresser on to his head. The boy's young parents, who are low income with minimal health coverage, were completely distraught over his injury, whether or not he would recover, and how they were going to pay the bills afterward. There definitely would not be any money to replace the television, which was their only outlet for news and entertainment.

Thankfully the boy made a full recovery and, while his skull fractures were serious, they did not require surgery. Word got back to the station that the little boy cried once he got home and realized there were no more cartoons. So, the RCFD crew took up a collection, purchased a beautiful new television, and asked the family if they could stop by to see how the boy was doing. When they surprised the family with the new television, everyone was moved to tears - even the crew.

This level of consideration and concern for others is not something you can train. But each leader can work to create a positive culture, nurture it carefully, and hire good people who fit that culture. Then sit back and enjoy these moments when they happen because they strengthen the bond of your workforce and community.
Don't forget to register!
September 16 - 19
South Lake Tahoe, CA

If you are interested in joining us for dinner during the conference, please email Amanda.
Important Reminders:

Aug 28 Executive Committee Meeting
Sep 3 - 5 League of Ca Cities Expo
Sep 16 - 19 CAJPA Conference
Dec 3-4 Executive, Board & Strategic Planning Meetings
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