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November 21, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!

HAVE EXTRA PAPER & OFFICE SUPPLIES?

Your paper donations are very much needed by teachers and students with graphic communications or arts programs. It's no secret that these programs run practically without a budget; therefore, they need help from industry to secure the paper they need to continue training their students and our potential future workforce.

Start setting aside your tax-deductible donation of your extra paper and extra office supplies and then on January 18 & 19, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., please deliver it to:


Advantage, Inc.
1600 N. Kramer Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Please participate by completing the Surplus Drive Participation Form to let us know how much surplus you will donate with an estimated value. If you have any questions, contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215.

How are these materials distributed to instructors? Instructors are invited to pick up needed paper and office supplies from Advantage, Inc. on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Distribution starts at 9:00 a.m. and there is hardly ever surplus left behind. Please do not bring any chemistry supplies, film or equipment. If you have surplus equipment, please notify Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, Ext. 215.

 

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

PIASC INSURANCE SERVICES CELEBRATES 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

HOLIDAY HOURS

FREE WEBINAR FOR MEMBERS: PRODUCTIVITY & COLLABORATION TOOLS

DICKEN’S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – DECEMBER 9TH

OSHA INJURY REPORTING DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017

FREE NETWORKING EVENT FOR MEMBERS: COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS IN ANAHEIM

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!







 
 
PIASC INSURANCE SERVICES CELEBRATES 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

PIASC Insurance Services will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2018. As we approach this important milestone, I feel especially proud of the many ways we have been able to keep up with our members’ insurance needs. During this past 30 years, there have been a number of changes affecting insurance. The most significant change has probably been in Workers' Compensation Insurance.

Why is Workers' Compensation Insurance so important? Workers' Compensation Insurance protects business owners from liability issues that may arise from accidents or injuries at work and provides statutory benefits for those who suffer an occupational injury/disease. It protects the rights of both the employee and the employer.

There have been many preventable accidents in the workplace and proper training is not always given to new or temporary employees. A case comes to mind where a 20-year-old worker on his first day on the job at a bottling plant was crushed to death under heavy machinery. We help educate our members on safety measures that prevent these types of accidents.

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HOLIDAY HOURS

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of the Association, Benefit Trust, and Insurance Agency will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

The Credit Union will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and will be open on Friday, November 24th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

FREE WEBINAR FOR MEMBERS: PRODUCTIVITY & COLLABORATION TOOLS

Why attend this webinar?
Have you felt like you were not effectively communicating with your team members? Have you had complaints from customers about response time? Have you seen the improvement that productivity and collaboration tools made in other teams?

What you will learn
Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of tools that includes e-mail, Microsoft Office, and OneDrive to provide a complete set of tools to support productivity and collaboration in office.

How to apply this technology in your business
Learn 12 productivity tips and tricks and how to use OneDrive to share files and co-author documents. Utilize OneNote to organize documents and store key knowledge within the organization.

Who should attend?
Middle managers in Sales, Marketing, Finance, I/T, and team members responsible for communication inside and/or outside the organization.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 10:00 AM PST

 

DICKEN'S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION � DECEMBER 9TH

Your transportation back in time will cause the Museum’s galleries to be transformed into Fezziwig’s Warehouse with special presentations, tours, carolers, music, and the chance to print your own Victorian cards on antique presses from the 1850’s. You will have the chance to meet characters from various Dickens novels including the nefarious Fagin, the mad Miss Havisham and the dreamer Mr. Micawber, as well as enjoy the vintage holiday music from “Captain Jack” and his 1895 Concert Roller Organ.

The highlight of your visit will be with Mr. Charles Dickens himself entertaining guests in the Museum’s Heritage Theater; he will retell his most famous story, A Christmas Carol, becoming Scrooge and randomly using his audience as cast members.

It is important that you make your reservations early as this event sells out quickly each year.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$10 General
International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745

 

 

OSHA INJURY REPORTING DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017

In May 2016, OSHA published its new recordkeeping rule, officially named “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” The rule dictates that employers with more than 20 full time employees, including printing operations, must submit their work-related injury and illness records from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A to a new OSHA website. OSHA has stated that once the data is collected they will published the data on its web page.

The submission deadline was originally set for July 1, 2017, but was delayed to December 1, 2017. Although OSHA has stated that they want to revise the rule prior to the December 1, 2017 deadline, at the time of this email they have not issued any changes. Therefore, printing operations with more than 20 full time employees should plan on meeting the December 1, 2017 deadline.

In order to accept the data, OSHA created the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage.

The data submission process involves four steps:

  1. Creating an establishment
  2. Adding 300A summary data
  3. Submitting data to OSHA
  4. Reviewing the confirmation email

The secure website offers three options for data submission. One option will enable users to manually enter data into a web form. Another option will give users the ability to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. A third option will allow users of automated recordkeeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface (API.)

In order to demonstrate that you have met the new reporting requirement, you should keep copies of all of the electronic correspondence from OSHA.

If there is a further delay of the reporting deadline or a change in the regulation, we will let you know.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, please send an email to EHS@printing.org or use the “Reply All” feature so that we get your email.

 

FREE NETWORKING EVENT FOR MEMBERS: COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS IN ANAHEIM

For the holidays, our networking event, Cocktails & Conversations, will be free for members on: Thursday, November 30th
JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
2610 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
5:30 – 8:00 pm.

Enjoy a glass of your favorite “spirit”, have some tasty small bites and best of all, connect with new contacts. Let’s not forget that face-to-face networking is way more effective than an easy LinkedIn connection. 40% of prospects converted to customers through face-to-face meetings.*

We are making your spirits bright by offering this event at no cost, so in return, make a graphic communications student’s spirit bright with a monetary contribution of your choice to our educational foundation, the R.A.I.S.E. Foundation. Simply bring your checkbook or cash to the event and presto, good deed done! Non-members are welcome to join us for $40 per person, but have no fear for that will also be donated to the foundation.

RSVP is required for this event as space is limited.

 

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!

PIASC’S Benjamin Franklin Award is the highest honor presented in Southern California’s printing industry. Past recipients of this award claim that this is indeed the highlight of their career. Keeping the significance and prestige of this honor in mind, please take the time to make your choice known. Review the following criteria and return your nomination to PIASC right away.

The PIASC Benjamin Franklin Award honors an individual for being a long-term major contributor to the graphic arts industry in Southern California. Nominees for this award should meet the following criteria:

  • Successful in his or her chosen profession.
  • A person of high principles and integrity.
  • A person who shares time and talent to work toward the advancement of the printing industry.
  • Work for the betterment of society through civic, community, or religious involvements.
  • Worked 15 years in the graphic arts industry, with at least five of those years in Southern California.

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the PIASC Public Relations Committee. Let us know who you think should be our 2018 Executive of the Year.

Deadline for nominations is December 29, 2017
For more information, contact Kristy Villanueva, 323.728.9500, ext. 215

 

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John F. Kennedy

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