MCC Upcoming Programs | August 20, 2019

Upcoming Two-Hour Breakfast Meeting

OSHA's Crystalline Silica Rule Update (TWO HOUR PRESENTATION)
(Co-Sponsored by PCI Midwest)

September 19 over breakfast at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville

This two-hour presentation will review the basic requirements of OSHA's 2016 crystalline silica rule for construction and general industry, and then expand upon the 2018/2019 guidance issued by the agency covering everything from sampling, to short-term exposure tasks, to explanation of what OSHA for compliance with respiratory protection and medical surveillance requirements. It has been two years since the standard took effect for construction, and the speaker will share information on how enforcement is proceeding as a practical matter, and where the trap doors are for penalties of up to $132,000 per affected worker. The session will also outline the status of OSHA's reopening of the rule to consider medical removal requirements, expansion of Table 1 to include some general industry tasks and the new MSHA silica rulemaking (affecting cement plants and other construction aggregate operations) in light of congressional attention on related dust health hazards.

The presenter will be Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP (Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.)​

Upcoming Scholarship Fundraiser
Join October 10 us for the 12th Annual "Big Shoot" Sporting Clays Event and Scholarship Fundraiser. Enjoy a great day of networking, shooting, taking in the beautiful setting at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club and raising money for the scholarship fund. A little nervous about shooting because you don't have a lot of experience? Contact Margaret for information on having an instructor join your group.

Big Shoot Sporting Clays Event and Scholarship Fundraiser
October 10 at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club

Upcoming ACI Tech Talk Tuesday
Please join us over lunch for one of our upcoming Tech Talk Tuesday presentations that are sponsored by the MCC ACI Local Chapter. Click on the link below for additional information, including costs and how to register.

Tech Talk Tuesday: Precast Concrete Diaphragm Design: New Provisions 
(Co-Sponsored by PCI Midwest)
October 8 over lunch at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville

Upcoming ACI Certification Classes
MCC is the only ACI Sponsoring Group offering the masonry classes in the greater Midwest area. Please note that both Masonry classes are limited to 12 students each and are expected to be filled very quickly.  Click on the links below for additional information, including costs and how to register.

ACI Flatwork Finisher / Technician Classes
November 12, 2019 (@ Braun Intertec in Bloomington, MN)

ACI Decorative Flatwork Finisher and Associate Certification Classes
November 19, 2019 (@Braun Intertec in Bloomington, MN

Please contact me with any questions.

Margaret Mills
Minnesota Concrete Council