Before the inaugural Safety Expo in 2005, the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange’s (SRBX) Safety Director, Jim Neely was that crucial staff member who contributed his expertise to the architecture and inception of this annual safety education-focused conference. For 12 consecutive years, Jim has been instrumental in contributing his educational background skills and knowledge towards the construction of Expo’s diverse safety curriculum offered yearly at the event. Planning session logistics for the Expo has always been a tireless, challenging but rewarding task that has yielded success year after year. Expo planning staff together with the Safety Advisory Council, SRBX staff, and the numerous speakers and trainers want to extend only best wishes to Jim on his much deserved journey into retirement – we will miss you!
The 2015 Statewide Safety Expo Training and Management Conference is a wrap… Close to 900 attendees took advantage of the two-day compliance, certification and safety training event at Cosumnes River College earlier this month. The weather was outstanding which pleased the exhibiting companies stationed outside on the main walk-way of the campus; inside vendors were busy networking with attendees representing the building, construction, state and local municipalities. Thanks to all our presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for making 2015 a huge success! Dates for next year will be March 23-24!
The Safety Innovations Award exists for one reason and that is to recognize companies whose products or procedures have already or will significantly improve safe practices in the workplace and the environment. The Safety Advisory Council for the Statewide Safety Expo has the responsibility to review each of the innovation applications submitted and judge those which will have the biggest impact for safety.
We are proud to announce the winner for the Safety Innovations Award for 2015 is Sunbelt for their Winlet 770 Glass Manipulator. This innovative product takes glass installation and removal to a new standard. The Winlet 770 offers a revolutionary new way of installing windows. Using the Winlet 770 window robot, you can quickly and dramatically improve health and safety at work. Window elements weighing up to 770 lbs. can be lifted, transported and installed easily, without straining the back. The results will show up directly on your bottom line as your employees will be able to work more efficiently, avoiding back injuries and sick days, which will result in faster installations without damages to the glass. Finally – a window robot which improves efficiency and meets the increasing requirements from national Occupational Health & Safety Administrations.
Congratulations to Sunbelt Rentals!
For more information, please visit: www.sunbeltrentals.com or contact Brian Elia at 916-372-2555
The 2015 Safety Expo Market Place Trade Show in tandem with the 2015 Safety Expo has sold out!
The Partnership Market Place will be open on both days of the event, April 1st and 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Trade Show will be held in the Community Room in the Winn Center at Cosumnes River College. outside on the main walk-way of the campus. The Barebones Workwear truck will be located in a space just outside of the Winn Center for the convenience of our attendees – be sure to stop by and see their products!
2015 Safety Expo Partnership Market Place Exhibiting Companies
- Almendariz Traffic Control Services
- ARC Document Solutions
- BareBones WorkWear
- Bay Area Traffic Solutions
- California Highway Patrol
- California Pavement Maintenance Company
- Cargo Hutch
- Central Valley Community Bank
- Empire Safety & Supply
- JCon Tools
- Kenwood Communications
- LSL755, LLC
- Magid Glove & Safety
- Moose Safety Products
- On-Site Health and Safety
- ORR Safety
- Safety Pole, Inc.
- Simple But Needed, Inc
- State Compensation Insurance Fund
- Sunbelt Rentals
- The Cohen Group
- U.S. HealthWorks
- UC Davis Extension
- USA North 811
- Wes-Tech Environmental
- White Cap
- Working Concepts
When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone.
The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
The OSHA Heat Tool is available in Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. To access the Spanish version on the iPhone, set the phone language setting to Spanish before downloading the app.
Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.
For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA’s heat illness webpage, including new online guidance about using the heat index to protect workers.
The source code for this app is available for download:
Android: English (ZIP*) | Spanish (ZIP*)
iPhone: All-in-One (ZIP*)
SRBX officially opposes the proposed changes to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard that are going before the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board public hearing Thursday, September 25th. SRBX officially sent its Letter to Standards Board – Opposing changes to Heat Illness Prevention of opposition that you can read here. SRBX is taking the fight to San Diego when the Standards Board meets and SRBX CEO, Peter Tateishi, will personally oppose the proposed changes to the Heat Illness Standard at this Board meeting on behalf of SRBX. SRBX has also joined forces with the California Chamber of Commerce and the Heat Illness Prevention Coalition and submitted a Letter of Opposition.
Some of the changes are:
Requiring employers to provide drinking water as close as practicable but no more than 400 feet from employees, with some wiggle room.
Shade to be provided when temperatures hit 80 degrees (currently 85F) and no farther than 700 feet from workers.
Employees who need to take a “cool-down rest” cannot be ordered back to work until symptoms of heat illness have abated. Employers also would have to monitor the worker during the rest period and provide emergency services if the symptoms worsen.
High-heat procedures would kick in at 85 degrees, instead of the current 95F. The draft also adds specific instructions for observing employees for heat illness signs during high-heat.
A special thanks to our exhibitors who attended the Safety Expo 2014 – 10th Anniversary!
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2015 Exhibitor registration information coming soon!