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From the Ground Up M-H-I-P - Membership has Its Privileges By Amy B. Koranda A s a NATA member, you are familiar with our organization's advocacy, safety and training initiatives. The focus of today's column is to highlight NATA's safety initiatives that don't cost members much, if at all, but are an investment of time and consideration. After all, membership has its privileges whether the initiative is free or a discounted member benefit. Before leaving the day-to-day managing of NATA's Safety 1st department, I spent time updating NATA's Operational Best Practices (OBP) with the guidance and help of NATA's Safety 1st Committee. You can imagine my delight when Michael Mooney wrote an article in this very issue of the ABJ, "Free is a Very Good Price," extolling the virtues of using NATA's OBPs. Even more importantly, he points out that these OBPs can save you thousands of dollars by ensuring correct procedures/best practices using a little bit of sweat equity. Michael does a great job of explaining how best to use these so I won't go into any details, but I do encourage you to read this important article. NATA recently held a free webinar, "OSHA Hazard Communications - What does it mean to your business?" George Gamble, President of 2G Environmental, and Mike Aviation Business Journal | 4th Quarter 2013 France, NATA's Director, Safety & Training, led more than 100 registrants through the 2012 OSHA changes made to the Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard. OSHA's HazCom has been around since the 1980s and many of you are familiar with the requirements for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and company-required employee training. Beware - this is not the old OSHA HazCom standard. As stressed in the webinar, OHSA released new rules in 2012 that require companies to comply with the new international labeling standards known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling or GHS. The new rules require hazardous material manufacturers to modify their Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new format called Safety Data Sheets (SDS). More importantly, all employers (aka... your business) that are subject to HazCom must train employees to the new standard by December 1, 2013. Many manufacturers have already started the new labeling, that includes new pictograms to specify the hazards of the material. (Note our pictorial overview.) The new GHSformatted Safety Data Sheets are similar to the Material Safety Data Sheets, but in a different format. Your employees need to learn the new SDS format but should also know the current MSDS. So for the next several years, the entire industry will straddle the MSDS and SDS labels and must conduct training for both. There were many important issues highlighted during this free webinar. The good news is: if you missed the live webinar, the recording is on NATA's website at www. nata.aero/webinars. As a member, we want you to know what's ahead and this webinar provides great information at no cost. On another note, many of you might remember the "When Disaster Strikes - Preparing to Provide Aid and Rebuilding Your Business" session held during NATA's Aviation Business & Legislative Conference this year. It was an enlightening session with different perspectives including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Joe Lamana, the Deputy Director, Regional Emergency Coordination Division Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations. After the session, Joe asked a few staff and members how NATA's aviation businesses might work together with HHS in the future. This discussion culminated in a Continued on page 17 15 http://www.nata.aero/webinars http://www.nata.aero/webinars

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 4th Quarter Journal 2013

President's Message
From the Ground Up
Navigating Through healthcare Reform
2013 International Update
Veterans Airlift command: they've got heart; they need wings
FAA Chief Counsel Interpretations
Free is a Very Good Price
Marketing Strategies for Driving Share of Wallet
State Tax Changes for 2013
A Beginner's Guide to Rulemaking
Advertiser's Index

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