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Be Aware of Fraudulent Emails

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

If Something Looks Wrong, It Probably Is

IAMU has noticed an increased amount of fraudulent emails being sent to our members from outside of our organization. These emails are an attempt to defraud our members by using the IAMU brand as a segue. IAMU assures you that we have not changed our invoicing processes for either membership or training. If something looks wrong, it probably is. If you have any questions about any official correspondence from IAMU, please contact your primary point of contact within our organization.

Tags:  Cyber Security  Scam 

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OSHA 300 Log Posting Dates

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

IAMU members should note that the annual deadline for posting the OSHA 300A injury summary is February 1, 2018. All incidents of work-related injuries and illnesses must also be logged within seven days (Form 300) and detailed injury and illness reports for each entry (Form 301) must also be completed.

If there are more than 10 employees at any time during that calendar year, the employer may come under these requirements. When counting employees, you must include full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers. This exemption is based on the employment of the entire city rather than the establishment. For example, if a city has two establishments like water and public works, one with five employees and one with seven employees, the city must fill out the forms for each establishment because the city employment is greater than 10.

The summary should contain the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017 that were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information regarding the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is needed to calculate incidence rates.

Even if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2017, you are still required to post the form with zeros on the total line. The 300A summary must remain posted until April 30, 2018.

You may download forms 300, 300A, 301 from OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms Web page here or contact IAMU at 800-810-4268.

Tags:  OSHA  OSHA 300  Regulatory  Safety 

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Attention Electric Members: Upcoming Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Posted By IAMU, Monday, January 15, 2018

Several reports due within the first quarter. A few of the major reports are listed below. Underlined reports are required reports for all electric utilities. 

 

Should you have any questions or need assistance in completing the reports, please let Krista Wenzel know. Krista can be reached at: eefiling@iamu.org or by phone at 402.441.1684.

 

  • February 29: EIA-860 Annual Electric Generator Report.  Required for all electric generators with a capacity equal to or greater than 1MW or if the generator is connected to the grid and has the ability to draw power from or deliver power to the grid.  Due to the EIA.
  • March 1: Grain Bin Notification. There is no reporting for this, but it is mandated by the IUB to notify customers involved in potential grain bin construction of specific overhead line clearances that must be adhered to when constructing grain bins. We typically remind you of this requirement both in the spring and the fall.
  • March 31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return. This is required for all electric municipal utilities and is due to the City CFO.
  • March 31: Statewide Property Tax Return. This is required for all electric municipal utilities that own taxable property. If you need to complete this form, you will receive notification from the Iowa Department of Revenue. Due to the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • March 31: Replacement Tax Form A: Required for all municipal electric utilities that own taxable property. Due to the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • April 1: Annual Electric Report (ME-1). Required for all municipal electric utilities and is due to the Iowa Utilities Board via the Electronic Filing System.
  • April 30: EIA-861 Annual Electric Power Industry Report. Required for all electric utilities. If your retail sales are less than 100,000 MWH you can complete the EIA-861S (short form). You must complete a full EIA-861 every five years. EIA will tell you what report you need to complete once you log into the reporting website.

To see more information on upcoming reports, please visit IAMU's website at http://members.iamu.org/?page=Electric_Calendar.

Tags:  Deadlines  Electric  Regulatory Reporting 

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Attention Gas Members: Upcoming Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Posted By IAMU, Monday, January 15, 2018

Several reports due within the first quarter. A few of the major reports are listed below. Underlined reports are required reports for all electric utilities. 

 

Should you have any questions or need assistance in completing the reports, please let Krista Wenzel know. Krista can be reached at: eefiling@iamu.org or by phone at 402.441.1684.

 

  • March 1: EIA-176 Annual Report for Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply & Disposition. This is required for all municipally owned gas utilities. Due to the EIA.
  • March 15: Annual Report for Gas Distribution Systems (Form PHMSA F7100.1-1). This is required for all municipally owned gas utilities. Due to PHMSA and IUB.
  • March 15:  Annual Report for Mechanical Fitting Failure Report (Form PHMSA F7100.1-2). This is required for all municipally owned gas utilities. This report may be submitted throughout the year or on an annual basis by March 15th. Due to PHMSA and IUB.
  • March 15: Annual Report for Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems (Form PHMSA F7100.2-1). This is required for all municipally owned gas utilities with a gas transmission system. Due to PHMSA and IUB.
  • March 15: National Pipeline Mapping System, Online Pipeline Data Update Form (NPMS). This is required for all municipally owned gas utilities with gas transmission pipelines. Due to the National Pipeline Mapping System as required by the office of Pipeline Safety (OPS).
  • March 31: Municipal Transfer Replacement Tax Return. This is required for all gas municipal utilities and is due to the City CFO.
  • March 31: Statewide Property Tax Return. This is required for all gas municipal utilities that own taxable property. If you need to complete this form, you will receive notification from the Iowa Department of Revenue. Due to the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • March 31: Replacement Tax Form B: Required for all municipal gas utilities that own taxable property. Due to the Iowa Department of Revenue.
  • April 1: Annual Gas Report (MG-1). Required for all municipal gas utilities and is due to the Iowa Utilities Board via the Electronic Filing System.

To see more information on upcoming reports, please visit IAMU's website at http://members.iamu.org/?page=Gas_Calendar. 

Tags:  Deadlines  Gas  Regulatory Reporting 

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Toolbox Talk - Trench Foot

Posted By IAMU, Monday, January 15, 2018

Most medical authorities define trench foot as a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. The use of the word trench in the condition name refers to trench warfare, mainly associated with World War I. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes.

Symptoms of trench foot include:

  • A tingling and/or itching sensation
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Cold and blotchy skin
  • Numbness
  • A prickly or heavy feeling in the foot.

The foot may be red, dry, and painful after it becomes warm. Blisters may form, followed by skin and tissue dying and falling off. In severe cases, untreated trench foot can involve the toes, heel, or entire foot.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following steps to prevent trench foot.

  • Thoroughly clean and dry your feet.
  • Put on clean, dry socks daily.
  • When sleeping or resting, do not wear socks.

As with any other cold illness, seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you
notice the symptoms of trench foot or any other immersion foot condition.

Trench foot knows no season! Prolonged exposure to wet sock and boots at any temperature may result in trench foot. Invest in a boot dryer for use year around and always carry an extra pair of socks and footwear with you.

Tags:  Safety Services  Toolbox Talk 

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