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Best Practices for Generational Hiring and Management

Do you feel like you are speaking another language when interviewing for new staff members? Do you have disagreements in the workplace or unrest due to differences in the generations in your workplace? Have you scheduled multiple interviews only to have most of the cancel without any notice or follow up? Have you hired an employee only to have them “ghost” you i.e. not show up on the first day without any explanation? In this session we will discuss how to successfully manage and employ best practices when hiring across the generational divide and how to manage a multi-generational workforce. The discussion will also cover how to minimize workplace ghosting. Instructor: Juli Bacon, JB Consulting Systems (and guest speaker)

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Certified Lead Renovator - Initial

Firms who knowingly or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment. Does your business involve the renovation, repair or painting of structures built before 1978? If so, there are federal regulations that took effect, April 22, 2010, which may prevent you from performing your work. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agencies Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. Construction firms must apply for and receive EPA Certification to disturb paint as part of their work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. In addition, all of these jobs must be supervised by Certified Renovators; specifically, individuals who have completed an EPA-accredited, full-day training course. The training course is required for any contractor that is involved in any activity that will - or has the potential to - disturb six square feet of lead-based paint in a room or 20 square feet on the exterior. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities; however, window replacement is not considered minor maintenance or repair. We bring a blend of easy compliance, practical application, and real answers to your questions to this training. In addition to the EPA curriculum, we will provide you with valuable insights on how L&I views lead related work along with other free resources to help your company stay in compliance. Name, home address, and birth date are required at registration. Seating is limited so be sure to register as soon as you can. You are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years. BIA of Whatcom County ONLY will include lunch. Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Certified Lead Renovator - Refresher

Firms who knowingly or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment. This 6-hour refresher training class, which is required every 5 years, is for individuals who have previously completed the Certified Lead Renovator Initial in compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. Your are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years. The training will refresh RRP contractors in how to work safely in housing and child-occupied facilities with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA’s RRP Rule and the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Lead Safe Housing Rule. Participants will learn lead-safe work practices. Students will also review the information that was provided to them in the Initial Certified Lead Renovator class and be provided with current information regarding regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, as well as other changes to the RRP Certified Lead Renovator discipline. The training focuses on working safely with lead-based painted surfaces and topics include: regulations, testing for lead-based paint, review of set-up practices, review of prohibited practices, personal protective equipment, dust control, cleaning activities and checking your work, record keeping, training of non-certified renovators, review, and test. *Students are required to show documentation of initial certification. Bring your unexpired CLR card to class. If you cannot find your CLR card, you will need to contact the company who previously certified you to obtain a copy. All of this needs to be done prior to the class. Because this is a individual certification, it is required to obtain your personal home address and date-of-birth before class. If you show up to the class without your CLR card, you will not be able to attend the CLR Refresher and will still be held responsible for the class fee. However, if this a a combination class of the Initial and Refresher, with Instructor approval you may attend the CLR Initial and pay the difference between the two classes. You will need to have your photo taken at the class for your new card. BIA of Whatcom County ONLY will include lunch. Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Competent Person: Confined Space Training

Note: If you register for an online class option, you will receive the log-in information 1-2 days before the start of class. Do your employees enter confined spaces? Do you know the definition of what a Confined Space is? All employers who have employees enter these types of spaces are required to provide training for their employees. These spaces are items such as: - Utility Vaults - Trenches - Sewers/Manholes - Silos - Process Vessels - Hoppers - Pits - Ductwork - Piping Systems Note: Confined Space accidents are one of the most common fatality accidents in construction. Attend this course to identify common mistakes and the role of the attendant, entrant, and supervisor. Instructor: Travis Brock

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Competent Person: Fall Protection

The # 1 cause of death in the construction industry in Washington State continues to be falls from elevation. - Do your employees know how to use a full-body harness? - Have they been trained as a “competent person?” - Do your employees know at what height fall protection is required? Learn various fall protection systems, how to establish a controlled access zone, and safety monitoring systems. Hands-on demos of PPE and fall arrest systems are included. Note: A Fall Protection work plan is required anytime a fall hazard of 10ft. or more exists. These need to be completed by a Competent Person. Instructor: Travis Brock, Shield of Armor Safety

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Employment Law Trends & News

This informative and informal discussion session, provides the information you need to know about new employment laws enacted in the last year. Additionally, the session discusses trends, both nationally and regionally, that could lead to new laws in this state. We will discuss the best practices to comply with the laws and the downside for non-compliance. Discussion will include Pregnancy Accommodation law, Pay Equity Laws – Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA), Fair Chance Act, Ban the Box, Salary History Questions, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classifications – State vs. Department of Labor. Instructor: Juli Bacon, JB Consulting Systems

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L&I Compliance Day - Accident Prevention and Required Training Plans

Job-related injuries are avoided when companies allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that people who come to work or visit their offices, warehouse facilities, and construction job sites are safe. When workplace safety is a high company priority, and when your employees are properly trained, they feel more comfortable and confident on the job. There are fewer accidents. Productivity is increased, costs are diminished, and profit margins follow suit. This class meets written plans and training requirements for contractors in Washington State. Includes: Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; Heat Related Rules; Respiratory Protection/Hazard; Communication and Excavation/Trenching. Smart employers make certain safety procedures are included among company policies. You will also receive a written safety plan and customized training for your company. Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Online CESCL (Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead)

Online CESCL Info: You will receive the online class meeting info and a book link the day before the start of class. It will be sent to the email you use during registration. To receive your CESCL card and credit for the class, you must sign in for the fully scheduled class time and complete the test at the end. Do you need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology? If your project disturbs over an acre of land or is in a subdivision, you probably do. This permit states that all sites disturbing over an acre of land must have a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). The CESCL is trained to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site. Ecology requires a CESCL to be on-call at all times, so most companies will need more than one employee trained as a CESCL. This certification is good for three years. Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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Online CESCL Recertification

Online CESCL Recertification Info: You will receive the online class meeting info and a book link the day before the start of class. It will be sent to the email you use during registration. To receive your CESCL card and credit for the class, you must sign in for the fully scheduled class time and complete the test at the end. Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class. Designed for residential builders, BIAW's CESCL recertification class will answer builder questions, including what BMP's perform best on construction sites, how to keep those BMP's working, what red flags signal erosion problems, and how to effectively work with local and state inspectors. This class will also walk you through the planning and execution of erosion control in a subdivision. Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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Preparing for the New DOL Exempt Threshold and Overtime Rule Definition of "Regular Rate" and Overview of Independent Contractor Requirements

Note: After registering and paying for this class, you will receive an email with a link to the meeting registration. Please be sure to register using this link to receive the meeting information. In 2019 the DOL announced both a new salary threshold for exempt employees and they updated requirements for calculating regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime. These new rules have been in effect since January 1, 2020. Your business should review your current wages for salaried exempt employees as well as review all of your positions to ensure that they are properly classified. Employers who do not properly classify their employees risk paying treble damages for back wages for improperly classified employees. This course will cover the legal definitions related to FLSA classifications of employees, testing requirements and salary thresholds for exempt employees and requirements for independent contractor classifications. Mitigate your risks and learn what is involved to keep your company compliant with these new DOL requirements. Instructor: Juli Bacon, JB Consulting Systems

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Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes

Learn the significant changes from the last edition to the current edition (2018) of the International Residential Code, including Washington amendments, as well as the Plumbing, Fire and Mechanical Codes. This class will also include the recently adopted changes to the Washington Energy Code. These changes take effect July 1st, so don't miss your chance to take advantage of this great class at a remarkable price. Instructors - Al Audette, BIAW Workforce Development Manager // Jim Breidenbach, BIAW R.O.I.I.® Select Field Representative // Ted Clifton, Zero Energy Plans LLC and CVH, Inc // Diane Glenn, Construction Consultants of WA LLC // Jonathan Jones, HBA of Tri-Cities Director of Building Sciences

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