SVCSC
Seattle Vicinity Construction Safety Council
Seattle Vicinity Construction Safety Council
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When: March 27, 2018 @ 4:30PM
Where: Angelo's of Burien

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Founded in 1948, the Seattle Vicinity Construction Safety Council is the oldest safety group in the Pacific NW that meets regarding safety in construction. It is comprised of the general labor force and management working together to provide a healthy and safe work environment for labor and management!

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EVENTS


Monthly Safety Meetup
March 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
@ Angelo's of Burien
Featured Presentation: XXXX

Monthly Safety Meetup
March 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
@ Angelo's of Burien
Featured Presentation: XXXX

Monthly Safety Meetup
March 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
@ Angelo's of Burien
Featured Presentation: XXXX

Quickatakes & News Releases



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News Releases

The Evergreen State College fined for multiple asbestos violations

The Evergreen State College is facing more than $135,000 in fines for multiple violations related to asbestos and other safety issues around its Olympia campus.



Engineered-stone fabrication workers at risk of severe lung disease

Exposure to silica dust from cutting and grinding engineered stone countertops has caused severe lung disease in workers in Washington and three other states.



Forty-three Washington workers to be honored for saving lives on the job

On Sept. 25, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and the Governor's Industrial Safety & Health Board will honor 43 heroic Washington workers during the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma.



Safety violations resulting in amputations and crushing injuries lead to massive fine for Andersen Dairy bottling plant

A Battle Ground dairy bottling and distribution operation has been fined nearly $2 million for multiple willful violations after a worker's hand was crushed in the bottling plant.



L&I receives thousands of comments on proposed overtime rules update

The comment period for the proposal wrapped up Friday, Sept. 20. L&I took public input for more than three months after announcing the proposal in early June. The agency is now reviewing each of the public comments as it considers all aspects of the proposed changes to the state's overtime rules.



L&I proposes decrease in average workers' comp rates for third year in a row

The price of workers' compensation insurance in Washington would drop for the third year in a row under a proposal by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).



Asbestos and lead safety violations result in large fine for Bellingham company

A Bellingham-based property management company has been cited for multiple serious safety and health violations, most of which involve improper handling of asbestos and lead. As a result of the violations, Daylight Properties is facing fines totaling $185,600.



L&I extends overtime rules public comment period

Driven by a high level of interest, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to the state's overtime rules.



Employers cannot ask applicants about salary history under changes to state law

Changes to Washington's Equal Pay and Opportunities Act will add additional protections for employees and job applicants. The updated law that takes effect on July 28 bars employers from requesting a job applicant's wage or salary history, except under certain circumstances.



Caught on camera operating backhoe -- Spokane contractor accused of fraud after running construction business while claiming disability

A Spokane-area woman faces a felony theft charge for allegedly running a construction business while claiming she was too disabled to work.



Workers' compensation benefits to increase by 5.5 percent

For most workers injured on or before July 1, 2018, time-loss and pension benefit payments will increase by 5.5 percent based on the change in the state's average wage as announced by the Washington State Employment Security Department on June 12. State law requires that benefits be recalculated each year to reflect the change in the state's average wage from the previous calendar year.



Lifesaving awards honor workplace heroes -- nominations open now

The Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board presents awards to workplace heroes each fall at its annual conference. Now's the time to nominate people for the 2019 Governor's Lifesaving Awards.



Proposed Washington state rule would restore labor protections for thousands of overtime-exempt workers

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has formally filed a proposed rule that would restore overtime protections for thousands of Washington workers. The proposed changes would significantly increase the minimum amount employees must earn before they can be exempt from receiving overtime pay.



Double-dipping dishwasher in Seattle must repay state for workers' comp scam

A food-service employee who claimed she was too injured to work has been ordered to pay back more than $11,000 in disability payments after she was caught working at a nursing home and hotel.



Young workers more likely to get hurt -- talk with teens about workplace safety

Summertime often means first jobs for teens and young adults. Unfortunately, it can also mean on-the-job injuries for these new workers. Younger workers are hurt in Washington at a rate that's significantly higher than older adults.



Dollar Tree faces one of largest-ever L&I fines for repeated safety violations

Blocked emergency exit routes, unsafe ladder use and improper stacking of merchandise are among the numerous safety hazards that have the Dollar Tree company facing one of the largest Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) fines ever issued.



"Safety Stand-Down" helps prevent construction falls and saves lives

Thirty-five Washington construction workers died from falls in the last four years. Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities and work-related hospitalizations in our state, and every one of these deaths and injuries is preventable.



Caught on video: Oyster harvester accused of faking injury to collect $70K in workers' comp benefits

A Shelton man faces a felony theft charge accusing him of commercially harvesting and delivering shellfish while claiming he was disabled from a back injury and couldn't work.



Fallen workers to be honored at April 25 ceremony in Tumwater

Washington workers who died from workplace injuries and illnesses in 2018 will be honored at the state's upcoming Worker Memorial Day ceremony. This year 68 workers who died on the job will be remembered, along with 23 workers who passed away as a result of longer battles with occupational illnesses.



Electrical companies facing large fines for unlicensed, unpermitted work

A Minnesota company and several of its subcontractors are facing fines of $273,000 from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for nearly 600 instances of making illegal repairs at large retailers across Washington.



Six months in jail for unregistered contractor who stole from two homeowners

An unregistered contractor who accepted thousands of dollars from two homeowners but never completed the work must serve six months behind bars.



Seattle bar manager who worked full time while receiving disability payments must repay state nearly $113K

A man who managed bars at Seattle-area restaurants while claiming he was too injured to work has been ordered to pay the state nearly $113,000 for stealing workers' compensation disability benefits.



Highway 99 tunnel subcontractor owes workers more than $370,000 in unpaid wages

A company hired to dispose of dirt from the Highway 99 tunnel project through Seattle has been cited by the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for underpaying workers by more than $370,000.



Free workplace safety seminar in March features leaders from business and industry

Several safety leaders will speak at a one-day seminar in Tumwater on March 19, hosted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). It's an opportunity for employers to learn from companies that have been recognized for safety excellence.



Multiple serious and willful asbestos violations result in nearly $800,000 in fines

James Thorpe, Northlake Capital & Development, 3917 Densmore LLC, and Chris Walters have each been cited for 11 willful and serious violations. In total, the fines for the four separate investigations add up to $789,200.



Agriculture safety events planned for February in Eastern Washington -- register now

Agriculture is one of Washington's largest industries. Unfortunately, it continues to have one of the highest injury rates. The state is working to change that with upcoming workplace safety events geared specifically toward agricultural workers and management.



Snohomish County real estate broker and housekeeper charged in separate workers' comp scams

A commercial real estate broker accused of faking injuries and a housekeeper accused of double-dipping workers' comp benefits each face criminal charges in unrelated cases in Snohomish County.



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