The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Sustainability House renovation update Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 05:00 AM

Colorado Green NowThe renovation of the UCCS Sustainability Demonstration House water-wise garden was completed late this summer. Staff are planning an official opening, but those who have worked on the project are celebrating the success of a project that faced challenges related to the pandemic, supply chain issues and labor shortages in addition to the expected challenges that can occur with such an ambitious collaboration.

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Employers await OSHA vaccine mandate Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Earlier this month, President Biden announced a plan for OSHA to develop proposed rules requiring some employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees. The emergency temporary standards, which have not yet been released, would affect employers with 100 employees or more. Many questions remain about the rules, compliance, and enforcement, but employers should be aware of the forthcoming rules and prepare as best they can.

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Technician boot camp offers hands-on training and test prep Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 03:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

As COVID restrictions on in-person events are eased and groups are able to gather again, ALCC has ramped up its slate of fall education and events. A look at the calendar reveals the expected topic areas like Sustainable Landscape Maintenance and Irrigation Boot Camp as well as timely topics such as Pricing & Estimating in Inflationary Times. But ALCC is also piloting a new program: Landscape Technician Boot Camp.

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OSHA to focus on reducing heat-related hazards in the workplace Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 02:00 AM

Colorado Green NowAfter a summer of record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events, OSHA has been tasked with developing a standard for safety in extreme heat. Along with the new standard, OSHA will also develop a program to emphasize heat safety in inspections and has issued guidance on inspections related to heat safety compliance.

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Landscape pros encouraged to participate in Denver Green Code update Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 01:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The City of Denver’s Community Planning and Development continues to accept applications to serve on a technical advisory committee to update the 2019 Denver Green Code. Landscape industry experts are encouraged to apply for the committee by the October 1 date.

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