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PACA Conveyor – Week of February 18, 2021
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2. Certification News
3. Environmental News
4. Meetings and Events
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Certification News
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Certification News
Certification Drives Industry Value
Following our first ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification exam of the year at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, PACA staff was pleased to receive the following email from Derrick Duff of Stone Valley Construction Services.

I would like to thank you on behalf of Stone Valley Construction Services for the ACI Concrete Test Technician Course held at Penn College, February 16, 2021. In the middle of a terrible pandemic and awful weather, you persevered and delivered a great program. We all remarked how well the information was presented. The quality of the instructors and how well the facility worked for the classroom and practical environments.

Thanks again for a job well done and we will see you in 5 years!

All the best,


A very big thank you to all of our host facilities, instructors, proctors, and volunteers for making this program so successful year in and year out and for making PACA's certification program the industry gold star.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
Cambria DMO Has New Engineer
Tracey Farabaugh started on January 11 as the Cambria District Mining Office new engineer. Tracey has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State. Prior work experience includes working at PENNDOT District 9—0 for 18 years, primarily in the Design Division, as an Assistant Project Manager & a Liaison Project Manager. Tracey also worked for L. Robert Kimball & Associates for 4 years in the Highway & Airports Division.
Meetings and Events
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Meetings and Events
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PACA's Emerging Leaders Academy - Here We Go!
Yesterday saw the official launch of the inaugural class of the 2021 PACA Emerging Leaders Academy (PELA).

The classmates, our Instructor Greg Coker and PACA staff met virtually, made introductions, outlined the expectations for the 10-month program, openly expressed concerns and more.

Coker highlighted his "guiding principles" for the PELA class including building meaningful, long lasting relationships; the high-tech, high-touch format of the program; the "Rs" that will be covered - Reengage, Recommit, Reinvent, Reset, Rebuild; and expressed how all deserve hope, motivation and inspiration.

The pillars of the program were also covered during the online meeting - industry knowledge, geographic knowledge, professional networking, leadership development and enhancing one's trajectory. The full 10-month agenda was reviewed in more detail and the classmates had the opportunity to introduce themselves to each other.

We, the PACA staff, along with Mr. Coker, were thrilled to begin this brand new program for 2021. The classmates also expressed their enthusiasm to get started and the feedback for the program is already extremely positive.

Here's to a great year! And a very special thank you to our PELA sponsors - Civil & Environmental Consultants, Martin Stone Quarries, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. and Union Quarries!
Meetings and Events
Upcoming PACA Members Forum Webinars and Speakers
Following is the schedule for the March webinar schedule (sponsored by Babst Calland).

Tuesday, March 9 - Guest speaker - Nick Troutman, Executive Director of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee serving Chairman Gene Yaw, active participant on the DEP Aggregate Advisory Board representing Chairman Yaw and a voting board member - Topic - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Update - REGISTER for webinar

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Guest speaker - Emily Coyner, Senior Director, Environmental Policy & Regulatory Affairs, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Topic - Presidential Transition and Its Impact on Environmental Policies - REGISTER for webinar
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
Arc Flashing & the National Fire Protection Association Standard
MSHA covers electrical safety in 30 CFR Part 56, Subpart K (Electricity). Because arc flashing is not included in this Subpart, mine operators are encouraged to follow the National Fire Protection Association Standard 70E, which is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace. This will also assist you in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S (electrical) and OSHA 1926 Subpart K (medical and first aid).

This NFPA standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and other administrative controls for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways. This standard also includes safe work practices for employees performing other work activities that can expose them to electrical hazards.
Safety & Health News
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