All employers with forklift operations are required to have their employees trained and certified before they can work. To help protect employers and their employees from the risks associated with forklift operation, OSHA explains the minimum requirements employers must meet in its Powered Industrial Trucks standard, 1910.178(l). According to this standard, all operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence.
Juli Jenkins, LMC’s client service executive, joins the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Iowa Leadership Committee. In addition to her role on the Committee, she will put her workers’ compensation knowledge and experience to work serving as NFIB’s workers’ compensation advisor.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the NFIB as their workers’ compensation advisor and as a member of their Leadership Committee,” stated Jenkins. “The important role small businesses play in our communities and economy cannot be understated, which is why I look forward to working with other committee members to help small businesses grow and prosper.”
Jenkins attended the NFIB’s 75th Anniversary Conference June 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The event included a legislative update by key lawmakers, a media panel, a morning keynote address, and a luncheon address by President Trump. Toward the end of his address, Trump stated, “Every American who owns a small business plays a vital role in creating a safe, strong, and prosperous America.”
About NFIB NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943, NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven organization, exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses. For more information, visit www.nfib.com.
Another terrific Iowa Association of Business and Industry conference is in the history books. For three days, there was no shortage of fun, networking, valuable industry updates, and inspirational messages. This year, LMC sponsored a hole-on-one competition on hole #9 during Wednesday’s golf outing. While no-one won, we had 125 golfers pass through our tent and we enjoyed cheering everyone on.
The second day of the conference was filled with educational sessions. Everything from worker productivity, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, trends in employee benefits, tax reform, business plans, and today’s political environment was covered.
CIRAS (Center for Industrial Research and Service) hosted a workshop on March 29 for manufacturers across the state of Iowa. The workshop, sponsored by LMC Insurance & Risk Management, provided manufacturing leaders and their IT experts with the latest cyber news. Attendees gained an improved understanding of the technical, policy, compliance, legal, and other aspects of cyber security.
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