Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

Employment Opportunity

Posted on Oct 13 in Member Blog

Hayward Construction Group, LLC in Jacksonville, FL is looking for Laborer’s, Carpenter’s, Superintendents and Estimator’s for docks, bulkheads, boatlifts. Fulltime positions with overtime. Drug Free workplace – call 904-886-7122 to schedule interview.

Kelly Brothers, Inc.

Posted on Aug 21 in Portfolio

Mallory Square Wharf Replacement, Key West, FL

Unrivaled reputation as a leading provider of comprehensive commercial marine construction services. Our business approach is simple; help our clients achieve their goals, for the best value, on-time, while delivering the highest quality craftsmanship.

FMCA Expo & Annual Meeting 2016

Posted on Aug 03 in Member Blog

Register Today!

FMCA 2016 EXPO and Annual Meeting
October 21st & 22nd, 2016
The Shores Resort & Spa
2637 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Crane Operators Certification, Crane Inspections/Safety, Crane Failures and who is Liable! USF Florida Safety & Crane Institute will be holding this year’s workshops. November 2017, OSHA will begin issuing citations for non-compliance of the Crane Operators Certification requirements, be sure to attend this meeting to determine your responsibility and liability under this ruling!

Are you using a track hoe or other equipment to install pilings? You are not exempt either; you need to attend this meeting, too.
Room Rates (various) Beginning at $129 a night plus tax

Attendees Free members
$75 non-members

Saturday Dinner & Award Ceremony $100 members
$125 non-members

Table Tops $400 members
$550 non-members

Click Here to Register Online

OSHA to Increase Fines 78%

Posted on Aug 03 in Member Blog

OSHA will increase fins by 78 percent even for a first-time offense. To learn more join us at the 2016 FMCA Expo – October 21st & 22nd, The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach Shores, FL.

OSHA & EPA Fines Rise This Week

Posted on Aug 02 in Member Blog

Submitted by Dale Squires, ShoreStation Hydraulic boat Lift Systems

EPA and OSHA are increasing their penalties as a result of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act which passed in November 2015. The Act requires fines to increase with inflation. While this requirement was previously in place, not all organizations followed that mandate, but under this ACT they can no longer ignore inflation. Both agencies penalty increases go into effect on August 1, 2016.

OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, will increase by 78%. Going forward, the agency will continue to adjust its penalties for inflation each year based on the Consumer Price Index. States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s. To address the impact of these penalty increases on smaller businesses, OSHA will continue to provide penalty reductions based on the size of the employer and other factors.

Penalties related to the Clean Air Act are increasing significantly, going from the current maximum of $37,500 per day to nearly triple that amount, $93,750. The Clean Water Act’s oil and hazardous substance discharge provisions are increasing more moderately, where the fine will increase from $37,500 to $44,539 per day.

All Florida marine contractors operating any lifting devices with 2,000 lbs or greater capacity, on land OR over the water, are required by law to attend and pass a Mobile Crane Operator Training Program and obtain a Certificate proving compliance. This must be accomplished by November 10, 2017, an OSHA deadline. The FMCA has arranged an opportunity to learn more about compliance at this October’s FMCA Expo set for October 21 & 22nd, 2016 at The Shores Resort, 2637 South Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Your FMCA has arranged a full line up of Expo speakers with the Crane Operator Certification top priority.

MORE: The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set the Nov. 10, 2017 deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule. The rule dictates that it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely. OSHA has addressed operator qualification requirements for the crane standards including the role of operator certification. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

Now is the time to make sure you are complying with OSHA and EPA rules. Plan to attend this year’s FMCA Expo! Details and Registration information will be posted soon at http://www.myfmca.org/expo-meetings/