OSHA 300A Summary Posting Notice Deadline Approaching

February 1 is the deadline to post your OSHA 300A Summary Document.  It needs to be posted in an area visible to your employees and must stay posted until April 30.  It’s also important that it is signed by a company executive.

This information brought to you by Chris Sheppard of Smith Buckley & Hunt Insurance Agency, your Massachusetts contractors  insurance agent

OSHA – Crane/Derricks Standards Webinar

January 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Join us for this important, complimentary webinar and learn how the new OSHA Crane Standards will impact your business. In November 2010, OSHA 1925.550 Cranes/Derricks underwent a total revamping. These sweeping new regulations will affect every aspect of the industry and include changes to operator certification, employer requirements, training requirements, and inspection procedures. Nationally recognized Crane Safety expert Jay Sturm from Crane’s Safety Institute will explain these changes and discuss how they will impact the industry: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/362786360

Massachusetts Corporate Tax Reform

It’s not often we in Massachusetts can say our taxes are going down, but it’s true.  Starting on January 10, 2011 the MA corporate tax rate is going from 8.75% to 8.25%.  If you remember, the rate actually went down last year too (from 9.5% to 8.75%).  Next year, it’s projected to go down again to 8%.  This is all a result of the 2008 Corporate Tax Reform.

Things have been so tough in the Massachusetts construction sector over the last couple of years that any news like this is welcome.  Couple this with the drastic reductions we’ve seen in MA contractor’s insurance programs, there is hopefully a little money left in your pocket.

This information brought to you by Chris Sheppard of Smith Buckley & Hunt Insurance Agency, your Massachusetts insurance agent

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