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OSHA National Emphasis Program for Heat

On April 8 2022, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program for Heat Related Illness and Injury.  This NEP requires each OSHA region to increase the number of heat inspections by 100 percent over the past five-year average.  OSHA will target workplaces in more than 70 industries at high risk for heat exposure, including agriculture, warehouses [...]

By |2022-06-13T14:49:02-05:00June 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSHA National Emphasis Program for Heat

Johnny Anderson

Message from Kody Bessent - CEO of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. It is with great sadness that I pass along news that Johnny Anderson who served Plains Cotton Growers for over 31 years as the Director of Field Services until his retirement in 2017 unfortunately passed away yesterday evening. Please keep Johnny’s family in your [...]

By |2022-05-27T09:21:36-05:00May 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Johnny Anderson

LAST CHANCE – NCGA Cost Survey

WE PLAN TO COMPILE AND RELEASE THE COST DATA INFORMATION IN MAY.  PLEASE COMPLETE THIS COST SURVEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.   The USDA and NCGA developed an electronic version of the Gin Cost Survey.  We would very much appreciate your participation in this survey.  It will make the results more accurate and meaningful.  The gin’s [...]

By |2022-04-26T08:58:36-05:00April 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LAST CHANCE – NCGA Cost Survey

ARS Ginning Labs Hosting Remaining Ginner Schools

Posting below is from Harrison Ashley with NCGA:  USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has announced that with COVID numbers continuing to fall, the ARS ginning laboratories in Las Cruces, NM, and Stoneville, MS, can host the remaining 2022 ginner schools. Ginners, gin managers and superintendents are urged to register for the Western Ginners School on [...]

By |2022-04-08T10:34:55-05:00April 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ARS Ginning Labs Hosting Remaining Ginner Schools

NCGA Cost Survey

PLEASE COMPLETE THE NCGA COST SURVEYS.  THIS INFORMATION WILL REPLACE THE TCGA COST SURVEYS DONE IN PAST YEARS.  The USDA and NCGA developed an electronic version of the Gin Cost Survey.  We plan to replace the normal TCGA Cost Survey with this version and then retrieve the Texas Gin information as needed.  We would very [...]

By |2022-04-06T09:27:15-05:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Cost Survey

Site Specific OSHA 300 Inspections

As we mentioned in an earlier posting this month, the Department of Labor visited at least one cotton gin under a site-specific targeting program inspection.  The OSHA inspector was given a listing of facilities and asked to look at OSHA 300 and 300A forms and the DART rate for those companies. A specific issue came [...]

By |2022-03-23T11:37:43-05:00March 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Site Specific OSHA 300 Inspections

NCGA Online Gin Cost Survey

PLEASE COMPLETE THE NCGA COST SURVEYS.  THIS INFORMATION WILL REPLACE THE TCGA COST SURVEYS DONE IN PAST YEARS.  The USDA and NCGA developed an electronic version of the Gin Cost Survey.  We plan to replace the normal TCGA Cost Survey with this version and then retrieve the Texas Gin information as needed.  We would very [...]

By |2022-03-07T11:39:34-06:00March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Online Gin Cost Survey

Time to Electronically Submit your OSHA 300A info

As we approach the end of February, we would like to remind our members that the deadline to electronically submit injury and illness data on OSHA’s ITA website is coming up soon!  The OSHA Record Keeping Rule requires employers keep records of all work-related injuries and illnesses.  This includes the OSHA 300 and 300A. Any cotton [...]

By |2022-03-01T07:51:33-06:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time to Electronically Submit your OSHA 300A info

NCGA Online Gin Cost Survey

REMINDER - Please take some time and fill out the new NCGA gin cost survey The USDA and NCGA developed an electronic version of the Gin Cost Survey.  We plan to replace the normal TCGA Cost Survey with this version and then retrieve the Texas Gin information as needed.  We would very much appreciate your [...]

By |2022-02-15T15:34:19-06:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Online Gin Cost Survey

NCGA Electronic Gin Cost Survey

REMINDER - Please see email below from Harrison at NCGA.  The USDA and NCGA developed an electronic version of the Gin Cost Survey.  We plan to replace the normal TCGA Cost Survey with this version and then retrieve the Texas Gin information as needed.  We would appreciate your participation in this survey.  It will make [...]

By |2022-02-02T11:00:31-06:00February 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Electronic Gin Cost Survey
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