NFPA’s New Tool Helps Assess Combustible Facade Fire Risks

“The National Fire Protection Association has created EFFECT™, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to help global building owners, facility managers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) proactively assess risk in their high-rise building inventory with combustible facades.”

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Prevent the Spread of Seasonal Flu

“As cases of flu remain high across the country, proper precautions must be taken to keep workers healthy. OSHA’s Seasonal Flu webpage ( ) provides basic precautions that should be used by employers ( ) and workers ( ) in all workplaces, such as frequent hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes. OSHA also recommends that health care professionals follow infection control practices; use gloves, gowns, and other protective equipment to reduce exposures; and encourage sick workers to stay home.”
(Shared from OSHA’s QuickTakes for February 2nd)

North Country Chamber — Business After Hours — February 8th

“Business After Hours @ PrimeLink Network Operations Center at 99 Kansas Avenue, Plattsburgh

Co-Sponsored by Primelink and UFirst Federal Credit Union

Thursday, February 8th 5:30 – 7:00pm

Don’t miss this event featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, networking, and more. Bring your business cards to enter to win prizes from our sponsors!

RSVP Today!

The event is open to all Chamber members and their employees.Future members are encouraged to contact the Chamber for a special guest pass.

The fee for Business After Hours is $3 with an advance reservation and $4 without. For more information, or to make reservations, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 518-563-1000.”


Safe + Sound Campaign: Show Your Workers Some Love by Committing to Safety and Health

Workers are the heart of every business. Show you care that they go home safe and sound every day by making a commitment to safety and health in your workplace. You can get started by:

Scheduling a safety walk-around. OSHA’s new fact sheet, Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers ( ), provides suggestions for conducting inspections that can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your current safety and health efforts, and communicate directly with workers about job hazards.

Attending the Safe + Sound Campaign’s first live, free webinar, Foundations for Safety Leadership, hosted by CPWR: The Center for Construction Research and Training on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. EST [register now]. This webinar can support your efforts to become an effective safety leader and create a strong culture of safety.

(Shared from OSHA February 2nd QuickTakes)

Employers Must Post 300A Injury/Illness Summary Until April 30th

“OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A ( ), which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between February 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage ( )for more information on recordkeeping requirements.”

Apply To The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Today

“The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration is now accepting applications!

The Program Demonstration will recognize job creators for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

The Program Demonstration will allow the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) to initially run applications, raise awareness of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, and enable more employers to prepare to successfully garner recognition when the Program launches in 2019.

The Program Demonstration will use the same criteria the HIRE Vets Medallion Program will use in 2019. The Program Demonstration has no application fee and is limited to the first 300 applicants.

Job creators of all sizes can apply online at

For more information, visit, follow @VETS_DOL, and join the conversation #HIREVets.”