Educational Opportunities for Public Bodies
With the new year upon us, many public works projects are underway, or will begin soon. For public bodies charged with bidding these projects and setting them into motion, it is imperative to be in compliance with state and federal laws during the construction process. For this reason, the Department launched a new program, Building Blocks for Public Works, which is aimed at helping public bodies, contractors, and all other involved parties, remain in compliance with regulatory and safety requirements applicable to the building/rebuilding process.
The program brings together federal, state, and local officials to provide information on an array of topics: Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA) issues, on the job safety, workers’ compensation, worker misclassification (1099 fraud), and much more. In addition to the presentations, attendees are able to view exhibits and have time to converse with these labor officials.
Building Blocks seminars have recently taken place in St. Louis and Kansas City. A group of 92 contractors, subcontractors and public bodies attended in St. Louis, and the Kansas City seminar had 56 attendees.
“The topics that were discussed at the seminar were very informative. Our association is looking forward to partnering with the Department to host a seminar in the near future to help further educate our members,” commented an attendee of the seminar.
Take advantage of this chance to get connected with state and federal resources! To request a compliance seminar in your area, contact the Department by phone at 573-751-3209. Visit the Building Blocks webpage to learn more, and watch the video to get an idea of what you can gain from attending one of these seminars in your area!