AUGUST 2015     VOLUME 13     ISSUE 34
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Using social media to promote Tim Hortons!
I bet you are wondering why the article has such a strange name.  I did it simply to show an example of how a couple of key words can grab your attention and direct it somewhere else. 
Now that we have your attention, I will fill in some blanks and tell you a bit about our own experience.

Click here for the rest of the story...
2015 BC LTBIA Fundraising Project
As a fundraising effort, members and industry suppliers have collaborated to build a timber frame gazebo/picnic shelter that is offered for sale.

We ask all our industry partners to help market this donated structure to help further the trades of log and timber building. Please download and share the poster with your contacts.

Click here to download the project poster
Changes to the Workers Compensation Act
On May 14, 2015 a number of changes to the Workers Compensation Act came into effect including the new requirement for employers to complete Preliminary Incident Investigation Reports within 48 hours of the occurrence of the incident and upon request,must provide a copy of this report to WorkSafeBC.

If the employer takes interim corrective action a report is required. The employer's corrective action report must include information such as the unsafe conditions, acts, or procedures that resulted in the corrective action, the interim corrective action taken and the date that corrective action was completed.

Employers are required to submit their full investigation report to WorkSafeBC within 30 days of the incident.

The type of incidents requiring an investigation under the Act have not changed and are detailed in section 173 of the Workers Compensation Act.

Download the full Primer on Employer Incident Investigations here
Members Voice
We asked Dai Ona of Daizen Joinery why he is involved with the BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association.  Here is what he said...
I had a machine that I needed to kick once a while to get it running. At the time, I did not know why that works but it only needed small kick in certain point after doing that for many years. Now, I know this machine more and I understand why that kick works, I do not need to kick it any more now.
Joining association to me was very much liked this kick, as I understand my business more, value of joining in association is confirmed as absolute positive answer.
I assume many other member feel the same way, the day going back home from the AGM, we have motivation and new ideas. These ideas are not easy to cross our mind during the regular routine work, confirmation, definition, projection is put together as is my confidence and motivation, and making new friends who can share my same sense of value are also great assets.
I feel comfortable to suggest for non-member to join, result may be different for each but value is guaranteed. 
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the BC LTBIA 19th Annual Conference - February 18 to 20, 2016 at the Quaaout Lodge.
Here are just a few of the topics we plan to address:

* Working within Section 9.36 of the Energy Code - how builders have made it through the process.
* Breaking Joinery with Dai Ona - sheer testing log and timber joinery
* Digital photography - how to photograph your own projects

Book your hotel rooms now by calling the Quaaout Lodge at 1-800-663-4303 - tell them it is for the BC LTBIA Conference to get the discounted rate of $104.00 per night single/double occupancy.
Click the logos below to visit our 2015 Corporate Supporter Websites.
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