OSHA Compliance

Reminder: New Compliance Standard for HazCom
In less than two weeks, effective Dec. 1, 2013, employers are required to have trained employees on new hazard communication labeling elements (pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet formats adopted by OSHA. This requirement is part of the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. It is important to note that OSHA is bringing U.S. into alignment with the GHS with the goal of furthering to protect American workers (click here for fact sheet). Training should include:
• What is GHS?
• Understanding GHS labels
• Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)

Available Training Materials
PHCC members have access to several important hazcom educational components, including:
• Federated Insurance can help with training resources, including a sample written hazcom program. Learn more.
• Training is available on the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Virtual University. Click here for more information.


PHCC membership means YOU have a powerful voice for meaningful changes at the local, state and federal levels. You’ll be able to keep up with the latest in technology and code developments, have a forum to discuss common challenges with fellow contractors, and profit from proven business-building ideas.
Seminars at the national and local level are available, along with national and local gatherings. You’ll find a wealth of learning resources and valuable business services.

Joining PHCC is easy. Membership starts at the local or state level and includes national membership. You can use the membership registration inquiry form below or call 405-525-4392. You can join as a full member or as an associate.


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Legislation is an excellent benefit of being a member of your local PHCC.  Our Executive Director, Mike Ervin, lobbies for what is best for out industry.  By being a member, you are able to have your voice heard at the capitol.





Current Legislation as of April 23, 2013


HB 1023 Provide a few more details of the changes: In a section detailing reasons an employee could quit and still get unemployment benefits:

It Changes This:            unfair treatment of the employee or the creating of unusually difficult working conditions by the employer.

To This: Substantially unfair treatment of the employee or the creating of substantially difficult working conditions by the employer

It also has some minor procedural adjustments as to who is notified by whom, change in the style of the notice etc. The main question about this bill is will it conform to the Federal rules that govern most of the Unemployment Insurance program? We are watching to see if anything else gets stuck in there in the last minute.


HB 1081 What are the changes in the contract language?This is the operative language: When the unit price change exceeds Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), any unit price for a new item established at, or below the average eighteen-month-price history for the new item may be used in lieu of cost itemization as required in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of subsection H of this section. The old threshold was $10,000. It is now raised to $20,000.


HB 1686 Define Changes: The CIB is set to sunset or end July 1, 2013. This bill would extend that sunset date to July 1, 2016.


SB 519 Did notification timing get worked out? (Before or after the Bid): We have the bill in Conference. Which means it will stay there until and unless we get agreement on the language. The GC’s don’t want to be the cops. We are still trying to come up with a time and method of reporting. The time will not be on bid day. It is far too chaotic and too great of a chance an honest mistake could be made by some good contractors. It may be “upon contract signing” or “before commencing work”. Then who checks the information? How long do they have to respond? What is the penalty? And other questions must be answered as well.


SB 1022 Any new political control or new rules that are adverse? A contractor from Colorado was fined by the CIB for unlicensed workers on a Natural gas compressor station. They have hired a lobbyist and want either exempted from licensure or put in with the refinery process piping endorsement. The CIB is working with them to determine what is best. If an agreement is reached, SB1022 would be the vehicle used to implement it.


Oklahoma State reaches beyond the mission statement to not only provide public safety, but safety for the contractors and workers in the industry. The classes for members provide necessary training, certification, and management training to enhance their businesses.  The C.E.U.’s classes are taught by state inspectors and are 6 hours in length per code cycle. Oklahoma State has adopted the International Code which is revised and published on a three year cycle.
Please call 405-525-4392 to ask about classes offered.


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