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139 Members:  don’t forget to tell 2 friends about SADV, they will tell 2 friends and so on and so on and so on… SADV will continue to grow and strengthen our position as a Commercial Construction Industry Networking powerhouse.

June 23, 2016– Beer @ the Pier:  Morgan’s Pier    All Welcome to join the industry connections.  $45 per person- 2 drink tickets and appetizers

June 27, 2016– SADV Celebration- Thanking our members for their continued support throughout the years.   Drawings for Gift Certificates, Special Recognitions for Scholarship recipients and Past Presidents.

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Thank you for your support,

Amy  Hennessey,                                                                                              Executive Director

 


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Superior Court Limits PA Prompt Payment Law

Owners and contractors on Pennsylvania construction projects are familiar with the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”). CASPA requires owners to pay contractors in accordance with the terms of their contract, and for contractors to pay subcontractors in accordance with the terms of the subcontract.  If payments are not timely made without a good faith reason, CASPA allows an unpaid contractor or subcontractor to recover (in addition to the amount owed) interest at the rate of 1% per month, penalties at the rate of 1% per month, and attorney’s fees incurred to collect payment.

Article by: Kaplin Stewart


Safety in the Workplace

The time change is also a great time to test the alarms to ensure they are working properly and change your batteries.

Remember! Smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Article by: Med-Tex

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Key Internal Controls for Contractors

The construction industry is a risky one. While contractors can’t do much about economic ups and downs, they can make sure their companies have strong internal controls to help guard against business risks.  

In an uncertain environment, well-run companies that have strong controls in place are more likely to gain the confidence of sureties, lenders, and customers/owners. There are several important construction-specific areas you should focus on.

Article by: Wouch, Maloney & Co., LLP

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OSHA’s new Confined Spaces for Construction, 29 CFR 1926.1200

The new standard for confined spaces in construction became effective August 3, 2015. Employers engaged in construction on job sites or facilities where confined spaces are located or will occur as a result of construction activities have obligations under this standard to perform certain activities and protect their workers.

Confined spaces may include areas such as bins, boilers, tanks, pits (such as those for elevators, escalators, valves or pumps), sewers (such as storm drains, those for electrical, communication or other utilities), transformer vaults, heating, ventilation and air-condition ducts (HVAC), water mains, precast concrete, enclosed beams, pre-formed manhole units and more.

Article by: Dennis M. Dougherty, Med-Tex Services, Inc.

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Upcoming 2016 courses

Med-Tex Services, Inc. will be conducting the following OSHA Training courses at our facility Location: 6940 State Road -Philadelphia, PA 19135

The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.

Article by: Med-Tex

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