Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2018

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April 2018 13 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 7 Fund Reinitiated for Boxwood Blight Fight Asking OSHA for Compliance Assistance The Horticultural Research Institute recently resumed their Boxwood Blight Fund to help finance mitigation research and development efforts for a stan - dardized testing protocol to determine which of the plant's varieties exhibit tolerance to the disease and which exhibit susceptibility. To make a charitable contribution, please contact the institute at 614-487-1117. Make checks pay - able to HRI at 2130 Stella Ct; Columbus, Ohio, 43215 and include a memo line: Boxwood Blight. Homebuilder, land development con- sultant and realtor J. Gary Hill recently testified on behalf of the National As - sociation of Home Builders to a congres- sional subcommittee requesting more service for small businesses from OSHA such as providing employers with: great - er compliance assistance and training for existing regulations, extra help with identifying hazards in the workplace and more modern methods of communicat - ing compliance, including online tools. To add your support, visit: https:// www.osha.gov/html/Feed_Back.html The Irrigation Association is encourag - ing its members to share stories of irriga- tion success with their members of Con- gress. At their annual summit, members were permitted to meet with the natural resources advisor to Paul Ryan and share their visions for the industry with him. Then, the association arranged for them to meet with their congressional repre - sentatives face to face. https://tinyurl. com/ydy89mq8 Contact Representatives to Promote Irrigation Industry Goals

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