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PACA Conveyor – Week of August 20, 2020
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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Thank you to Our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!
PACA wishes to thank our 2020 Corporate Sponsors for their continuing support this year!

  • ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
  • Babst Calland
  • Burch Materials & Supplies
  • Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Equipment Corporation
  • Conviber, Inc.
  • Hoyt Wire Cloth/Lumsden Corp.
  • Kemper Equipment, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.
  • Mellott Company
  • Murrysville Machinery Co. LLC
Virginia's Unique COVID Rule & Implications for Employees Nationwide - The Webinar
Join us for a webinar by attorney, Adele Abrams, on Virginia's unique COVID rule and its implications for employees nationwide. The webinar is scheduled for August 28th at 9:00 AM.

Virginia OSHA has adopted an emergency rule on COVID-19, applicable to all industries under VOSH jurisdiction, including contractors. This webinar will provide compliance information on this detailed rule, which takes effect August 26 (in part). The speaker will also outline how adoption of the mandated VA COVID program will have implications for General Duty Clause Enforcement by federal OSHA, and how it may serve as a template for adoption by MOSH or other state plan state OSHA agencies. This webinar is a must for multi-state employers in order to avoid disparate protections for workers and legal exposure!
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PACA Board and Associate Board Seek Candidates for 2020 Election
Both the PACA Board of Directors and the Associate Board of Directors are seeking candidates for the 2020 election for a 3-year term from 2021 to 2023. Interested candidates should email their interest and qualifications to the appropriate staff liaison.

The PACA Board is open to any member producer of concrete, aggregates and/or cement only. The Associate Board is open to any supplier business partner that is a member of PACA.

Please note that the PACA bylaws state "one company, one vote," therefore if there is a representative from your corporate entity currently sitting on the either board, another candidate is ineligible to serve.

Deadline is August 21st to respond.

For the PACA Board, please send your nomination interest to Peter Vlahos.

For the Associate Board, please email Kallie Kline.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
PA Ambient Air Quality During COVID-19
At last week's AQTAC (Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee) meeting, DEP presented information on an ongoing study regarding PA's ambient air quality and traffic counts from the beginning of the COVID crisis until June 7. Not surprising, vehicle count was down while truck traffic stayed relatively steady. NO2 emissions were down, but beginning in May rose to their seasonal average. Which makes one wonder whether we're approaching background ambient levels, making further NO2 control costly.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
FMCSA Hours of Service Changes Presentation - Please Review
Yesterday, in collaboration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), PACA held a webinar on the FMCSA upcoming changes.

Included below is the presentation by FMCSA safety inspectors. If you only have a few minutes, peek at pages 7-9. Also at the back of the presentation are links to additional resources you may find helpful.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
PACA – Building and Connecting Communities