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Safety Alert From Texas Cotton Ginners’ Trust

Texas Cotton Ginners' Trust has issued a new safety alert, and has asked us to pass it along to you all.  Please review the information below.  In addition, if you would like to have the Pdf version of these alerts, please click here.      OFF-SEASON WORK : OUTSIDE THE NORMAL Repair and re-build and [...]

By |2021-08-20T12:36:31-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safety Alert From Texas Cotton Ginners’ Trust

Can’t Make the Summer Meeting? Join by Zoom from your Office.

We are expecting a good crowd in Austin for the Summer meeting, taking place in just a few days!   If you are unable to travel to Austin in person, you can still attend the general sessions on Monday and Tuesday from your office via Zoom. We look forward to seeing you, whether in person on [...]

By |2021-06-25T08:56:31-05:00June 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can’t Make the Summer Meeting? Join by Zoom from your Office.

El Campo District Meeting on Monday June 21 – Also Available on Zoom

TCGA has begun our District Meeting process.  We will have our District Meetings in person this year on the usual pre-Covid schedule.  In addition, to accommodate anyone who might not be able to make their normal meeting, we will make a few of the District Meetings available by Zoom as well.  The El Campo meeting [...]

By |2021-06-18T08:46:48-05:00June 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Campo District Meeting on Monday June 21 – Also Available on Zoom

USDA Publishes Updated Module Feeder Camera Specifications

USDA has just published an updated paper with the specifications and pricing for gins that would like to install their own camera system for detecting plastic contamination in the module feeder.  This paper is available on the NCGA web site, and on the TCGA Cotton Contamination Resource Page.  Click here to view the updated paper, [...]

By |2021-05-04T14:50:11-05:00May 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USDA Publishes Updated Module Feeder Camera Specifications

Ginners Receiving Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Two of our gin members have received notices from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) of an employee that has filed for unemployment benefits.   In both cases, the employee was still working for the company and did not actually file the claim.  This week, we received a notice from the TWC that there are a lot [...]

By |2021-03-24T11:15:36-05:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ginners Receiving Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

TCGA Mail System Repaired – Please Read Below

TCGA discovered today that an improper setting in our email system was causing all of our emails to be blocked in the PCCA and Telmark systems.  It was likely causing other systems to block our emails as well.  We believe the problem is now repaired. If you have missed the Newsletters and Blog Posts, these [...]

By |2021-03-17T17:22:50-05:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TCGA Mail System Repaired – Please Read Below

Deadline Extended for Entering Injury/Illness Data into OSHA Portal – Don’t forget to post your OSHA 300a

OSHA announced today that Employers may still submit their OSHA 300A data into the OSHA Web Portal.  The portal had some significant technical difficulties during the first part of March, so they have kept the portal open.  OSHA did not say how long it would continue to be open.  If you missed the original deadline, [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:47:59-05:00March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deadline Extended for Entering Injury/Illness Data into OSHA Portal – Don’t forget to post your OSHA 300a

NCGA Announces Virtual Gin Training Seminars Replacing Gin School for 2021

Here is the Notice from the National Cotton Ginners.  This information can also be found in the "Hot Topics" sections of our web site.  You can also find this information here:  Gin Training Seminars (cotton.org) 2021 Gin Training Seminar Schedule and Registration The Gin Training Seminars will be held by Zoom April 6, 13 and [...]

By |2021-03-08T17:01:04-06:00March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Announces Virtual Gin Training Seminars Replacing Gin School for 2021

Keep an eye on your Power Bills

During the storm earlier this month, we saw electricity and gas prices jump to levels never seen before for more than a few hours during a billing period.  Prices for electricity hit $9,000 per MWh, as opposed to the normal price of around $40.00.  This maximum price has been reached before, but never for multiple [...]

By |2021-03-03T16:54:33-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep an eye on your Power Bills

Today is the Deadline for entering your injury/illness data into the OSHA Web Portal

For covered employers, the OSHA 300A data must be entered electronically to the OSHA Web Portal.  It is a good idea to enter your electronic data at the same time you are completing and posting the 300A form.  Click here to access the OSHA Electronic Submission web site.  Then, click “Launch the Injury Tracking Application” [...]

By |2021-03-02T09:23:08-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Today is the Deadline for entering your injury/illness data into the OSHA Web Portal
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