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TAP INTO ASA: BOWEN, MICLETTE & BRITT

For over 30 years, Bowen, Miclette & Britt has brought its customers a commitment to excellence, innovation and service in the complex world of insurance and risk management. As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the country, BMB’s client base has gravitated over the years towards several industry niches, specifically Construction, Energy, Marine … READ MORE

ASA-HC RECOGNIZES SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

At ASA-HC’s Sept. general lunch meeting, Safety committee member Roman Lozano, Milestone Metals, Inc., was named 2017 Safety Professional of the Year. Roman was recognized for his actions and dedication which have had a profound and positive impact on safety at his company, for ASA-Houston chapter and its members, and in the construction industry. His … READ MORE

ASA and Others File ‘Friends of the Court’ Brief in Texas Wrap-Up Insurance Case

Insureds Must Be Able to Depend on Workers’ Comp Policies and Texas Laws to Protect Them Against Risks, ASA and Others in Construction Industry Argue Workers’ compensation insurance has long played an important role for the construction industry in managing the many risks that are inherent in the construction process, and insureds should be able … READ MORE

OSHA ANNOUNCES POLICY FOR ENFORCING SILICA RULE BEGINNING ON SEPT. 23

On Wednesday Sept. 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that from Sept. 23 through Oct. 22, it will help employers who are trying to comply with its rule on respirable crystalline silica, which requires construction employers to limit worker exposure to silica and to take other steps to protect workers. During that 30-day … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: ANDREWS MYERS, P.C.

Proud to call Houston home for more than 20 years, Andrews Myers is a law firm renowned for our proactive and practical approach to business and celebrated for our extensive history in construction law. We operate in a number of industry sectors and legal disciplines, and as our clients have grown so has the breadth … READ MORE

ASA-HC RECOGNIZES 17 COMPANIES FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

17 ASA-HC member companies were recognized for their Commitment To Safety (CTS) at last Thursday’s general lunch meeting “Worker Safety on the Jobsite: Who’s Responsible?” Gold Level Big City Access Holdings, LLC Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing GMi (Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc.) ISEC, Inc. J.M. Maly, Inc. Karsten Interior Services, LP KenMor … READ MORE

ASA Introduces ‘Mastering Hold Harmless Clauses’ White Paper

Subcontractors are vulnerable to paying large amounts of money for the negligence of others—both on contracts directly with owners, as well as those with prime contractors. Almost all construction contracts include indemnity provisions. Some of these terms represent an equitable allocation of responsibility among the members of the construction team for their negligence. Too often, … READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Fall Fishing Tournament – Reel It In! Sept. 29 Event Details Schmooze & Mingle with Brookstone L.P. Oct. 4 Event Details “Hiring Employees: What the Fair Labor Standards Act Requires” Oct. 5 – S.A.C.K. Lunch Event Details

Are Your Company’s Expectations of Professionalism Clear?

Have you ever had an employee conduct business in a way that is so unethical that you wonder if he or she missed the “professionalism boat” altogether? Professionalism is very important in the workplace and ASA provides tools to help specialty trade contractors make their expectations of behavior clear. One of these tools is the … READ MORE