June 13, 2022

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2022 & Beyond Healthcare Insights

Over the past several years healthcare costs have increased for most employers while the employee experience and overall care has diminished. As a business owner do you have clarity what your ROI is on your healthcare spend? What are you getting for what you are paying? Are you taking a Strategic Planning approach?

We invite you to join OCA when we host OPOC.us, our exclusively endorsed partner, that specializes in employee benefits and human resources solutions, for a free webinar that takes a deeper dive into Post-Covid Healthcare Options and Building a Strategic Plan. Together we will explore unique ways to battle the status quo when it comes to the future of employee benefits programs.

Join us for Post-Covid Healthcare Options & Building A Strategic Plan presented by Clark May and Ric Formani from OPOC.us.

When: Jun 24, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: 2022 & BEYOND HEALTHCARE INSIGHTS

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p2hW4pnETpWWUqFpB_YvJw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 
NEWS

Columbus Chapter Kicks-Off 20 Years of Partnership with COSI and Ohio Operating Engineers for the Science of Big Machines Event held June 11-19

The Science of Big Machines is an outreach exhibit at Columbus’s Center of Science and Industry that highlights heavy equipment and gives visitors a chance to see some of the equipment used in our industry.

The event runs June 11-19 and is expected to attract more than 25,000 visitors, making this one of COSI’s heavier attended weeks of the year.

Children of all ages enjoy sitting and even operating some of the equipment with the help of the Ohio Operating Engineers.

Brian James, sales representative at Rudd Equipment, is a member of OCA’s Columbus Chapter Executive Committee and has led the coordination of equipment donations and set up for the event during the past 10 years. “It’s great to be part of such a positive outreach event for the industry. Seeing the kids of various ages so interested in the equipment and getting some firsthand experience at an early age is a great way to help spark their interest too.”, said James. “We appreciate the partnership’s we’ve developed over the years and all the OCA sponsors that support this event,” he added.

This year’s Science of Big Machines is presented in partnership with COSI, Ohio Contractors Association and International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18 with support from:

• Ace Truck
• Anderson Concrete Corp.
• Bobcat Enterprises
• Buckeye Ready-Mix
• Capital City Crane
• Capitol Tunneling, Inc.
• Columbus Equipment
• I-Dig Construction Group
• Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
• Jones Topsoil
• Machinery Tool Rental
• Ohio CAT
• Paul Peterson Company
• RECO Equipment
• Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers / Iron Planet
• Rudd Equipment
• Shelly & Sands, Inc.
• Southeastern Equipment Company
• Strawser Construction, Inc.


Thank You 2022 PAC Suporters!

Thanks to everyone that has supported the OCA PAC so far this year. We're well on our way to raising the $200,000 OCA Board Chair Joe Griffin has set as our goal, but we still need your help. If you haven't already please consider supporting the PAC, your funds ensure the voice of the heavy/highway industry is heard at the Ohio Statehouse. Thanks again to the 2022 PAC supporters:

Bill Luttmer, A&A Safety Inc.
Robert Gigax, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Rod Russell, Barret Paving Materials, Inc.
Chad Ratkovich, Beaver Excavating Co.
Mark Sterling, Beaver Excavating Co.
Betsy Sterling, Beaver Excavating Co.
Aidan MdConnell, BOCA Construction, Inc.
Rick Friess, Carron Asphalt Paving, Inc.
Owen Wyss, Complete General Construction Co.
Bernie McCormick, Core & Main
David Barnes, Dublin Materials Corp.
John Wagner, E.S. Wagner Co.
Mike Bass, Ebony Construction Co., Inc.
John Igel, George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Dean Breese, Gerken Paving, Inc.
Brent Gerken, Gerken Paving, Inc.
Tina Rupp, Griffin Pavement Striping, LLC
Joe Griffin, Griffin Pavement Striping, LLC
Victor DiGeronimo, Independence Excavating, Inc.
Nick DiGeronimo, Independence Excavating, Inc.
Jason Jurgensen, John R. Jurgensen Co.
Brian Burgett, Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.
Geoff Rinehart, Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.
Matt Malone, Kurtz Bros., Inc.
Brad Stammler, Leavitt Group Midwest
Therese Mizer, Mid Atlantic Maintenance
Sean Miley, Miller Bros. Const., Inc.
Ryan Bernath, Miller Bros. Const., Inc.
Brad Miller, Miller Bros. Const., Inc.
Jeff Wiemken, Miller Bros. Const., Inc.
Paul Lorenz, Ohio CAT
Meg Rietschlin, Rietschlin Construction
Colby Graham, Shelly and Sands, Inc.
John Strawer, Strawser Paving Co., Inc.
Christie Howard, Surety Bonds, Inc.
George Palko, The Great Lakes Construction Co.
Jason Tucker, The Great Lakes Construction Co.
Jim Ruhlin, The Ruhlin Co.
Michael Cimmaichella, The Ruhlin Co.
Steve Hamit, The Thrasher Group, Inc.
Brian Froehlich, Turn-Key Tunnelling, Inc.

State law prohibits corporate contributions. To make a contribution online using a personal credit card visit https://www.ohiocontractors.org/OCAPAC/OCAPAC/Fundraising/PAC-Donation.aspx or simply call Kim Bowling at OCA and she will assist you with making a contribution over the phone. Personal checks made out to Ohio Contractors PAC are also acceptable.


Capital Bill Includes Funding for ODOT

Before leaving for an extended summer recess, the Ohio General Assembly approved many bills including a Capital Bill. This spending measure usually primarily contains funding for special community projects and other capital needs for the state. The bill approved this year contains those state and local projects but also includes special incentives related to the Intel project. In total the bill authorizes $3.51 billion in spending. Some of the bigger line items include:

• $608 million in matching funds for K-12 buildings through the Facilities Construction Commission

• $557 million in Ohio Public Works Commission funds

• $515 million for ODNR projects

• $457 million for college and university facilities

• $353 million for state prisons

• $179 million for Department of Administrative Services projects

• $103 million for juvenile facilities

• $86 million for the Department of Agriculture to construct a new Animal Disease Lab

In regards to Intel, the bill includes about $1.1 billion in direct subsidies of which $300 million is earmarked for building a water reclamation plant and $101 million for local water and sewer infrastructure improvements, and $95 million for non-ODOT road improvements. In addition, ODOT received $110 million for the widening of SR 161. These projects were already funding through the TRAC using gas tax revenue so this $110 million in general revenue funds in new funding for ODOT.

Also of interest is a sales and use tax exemption for building and construction materials incorporated into a “megaproject”. This exemption is modeled on current exemptions in law regarding building and construction materials used in certain “buildings, structures, and improvements” owned by the state, a church, or a non-profit.


Emerging and Novel Issues in OSHA Regulations & Enforcement

This program will cover OSHA regulations and emerging issues in the areas of Trenching, Heat, Drone Usage & Infectious Diseases.

Featured Speakers
Michael B. Pascoe, Partner
Colten J. Siedlarczyk, Associate

Please join us for a complimentary educational luncheon presented by Hahn Loeser's Construction Team.

1.5 hours of CLE credit

June 23 (Cleveland), June 29 (Columbus) 2022
11:30 a.m. | Registration & Luncheon
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Program

LockKeepers
8001 Rockside Road
Valley View, OH 44125

Smith & Wollensky
4145 The Strand W
Columbus, OH 43219

For questions, please contact Ellen Sindelar, [email protected], 216.274.2493

Click here to register by June 30


Ohio BWC Offers Free Wellness Webinars for Your Workforce

Your workforce can attend free wellness webinars on important health topics each month. The webinars are brought to you by Better You, Better Ohio!™ That’s your free employee health and wellness program from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Your workforce can learn about getting active as a family. Or resilience. And more.

Click HERE to review and share the attached flyer with your workforce so they can sign up today.

They also offer Webinars to learn about Better You, Better Ohio!

This webinar provides you with information and resources to encourage your workforce to engage in wellness activities with cash incentives. The Better You, Better Ohio! program offers health and well-being resources at no cost to you or your workforce. Register for one of these sessions to learn more.

June 16 at 10:00 AM ET Register

June 28 at 1:30 PM ET Register


Member Referral Incentive

Did you know, when your company joined OCA, YOU became a part of something bigger—much bigger! You became part of the larger voice of our industry.

YOUR voice helps shape policy

YOUR voice help focus legislative advocacy

YOUR voice helps negotiate labor contracts

With the critical challenges facing the industry that keeps us all working, now is the time to turn up the volume on our collective voice—and we could really use your help.

At OCA, our strength lies in numbers. That means at OCA, you are a big deal! We know it, and so do other companies who do business with you. In fact, companies join OCA to be part of the conversation you are already a part of!

You are invited to think about your circle of contacts—other contractors, material suppliers, and business service providers who may not be members of OCA. Give us basic contact information for them—company, contact, phone number, email address— if they are not already a member of OCA, we will invite them, on your behalf, to join. When they join OCA, you will receive a thank you in the form of a $200.00 check payable to you!

It’s that simple, and completely painless. Just click below:


Register for AGC's Upcoming Virtual Training Courses

Construction Supervision Fundamentals
June 27-29 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) & July 6-27 (3:00 - 7:00 PM) ET

Experience construction supervision techniques firsthand and learn basic skills to lead construction activities. Register Here

Make sure to check OCA as your local AGC chapter when registering.

OCA thank's the many volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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