Phase 3 of he Restore Illinois plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities. Under the Restore Illinois framework, certain businesses and activities are allowed to resume in Phase 3 with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place.
Read the guidelines for particular industries and businesses from the State of Illinois HERE
IAAP has been alerted that FEMA is providing reusable cloth masks to the essential critical infrastructure workforce. The State of Illinois requires employers to provide face coverings for all employees that may come within six feet of others. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will coordinate the mask distribution to workers that are in need of facial cloth masks as a safeguard during their daily work.
If your company is interested in receiving cloth masks, complete the survey at the link below. Once needs are identified, IEMA will work with the companies to distribute the masks.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY FRIDAY, MAY 29TH 12PM.
If you have any questions, contact Edie Casella at 217.494.7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's summer and construction season is here, which means high electricity bills from crushing, screening, washing and other mining activities. It’s also a good time to think about the benefits of solar for mining companies exploring ways to trim costs or become more sustainable. That’s why the IAAP’s Sustainability Committee wants to help educate member companies about the benefits of solar energy.
Energy is a major expense for mining. Converting the sun’s bountiful energy is a great opportunity. Follow the link below and learn the key factors mining companies and other industries should think about when considering to install solar.
BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE SOLAR ENERGY
We began this endeavor during the IAAP convention in March where member companies like Thelen Sand & Gravel and Tuscola Stone explained how they are taking advantage of solar energy production on their mine sites. (Download the presentation) And member companies Tick Tock Energy and Borrego Solar Systems can help you utilize solar energy on your properties.
IAAP Safety Alert: OSHA guidance on recording CODID-19 cases; Exposure control and response plan; Work-related fatigue; Task training; Safety slogan
Read the alert HERE.
The U.S. EPA has released its proposed Multi-Sector General Permit for stormwater discharges. It is very likely to affect the Illinois General Industrial Storm Water (ILR00) Permits that apply to crushers and perhaps CCDD sites. The current Illinois EPA General Storm Water (ILR00) Permit is modeled after this federal permit. The proposed changes, if authorized, are VERY likely to find their way to the Illinois EPA General Industrial Storm Water (ILR00) Permit at its next renewal in 2022.
Read more about this issue HERE.
Pritzker Administration Announces $25 Million Fast-Track Grants to Accelerate Planned Infrastructure Projects in the Wake of Covid-19
Read all about it HERE.
This week, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity released guidance for essential and non-essential businesses as a result of the new Stay-at-Home order signed by Gov. Pritzker and effective May 1st. Read the guidance using the link below.
Essential Businesses & Operations Frequently Asked Questions
This document, other COVID-19 resources, and small business guidance issued by the State of Illinois may be found at this website: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/default.aspx
Hanson Receives Innovative Safety Award
New Stay-at-Home Order
Thelen S&G Receives First Sustainability Award
and much more ~ read it HERE
IDPH Releases Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program Required for All Illinois Employers
Read about it and download training program HERE.