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2020 Colorado legislative session was an unusual one Email
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 05:00 AM

2020 CO legislationGreenCO lobbyists Hicks & Associates presented a report on the 2020 Colorado legislative session last week. The highly unusual session began in January, was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, reconvened after more than two months, and ended June 15. In all there were:

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Singing Hills shares secrets to 20 years of success Email
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 04:00 AM

Mike LemanFor an admitted introvert, Mike Leman’s influence in the landscape industry has been significant, especially around his advocacy work for H-2B guest workers. Leman is president & CEO at Singing Hills Landscape, Inc., Aurora, which is celebrating 25 years in business. He may be a quiet guy but his passion for “doing the right thing” is his steadfast “moral compass.” He knows what he believes, and with care and planning, he moves toward shaping changes he wants to see. His company has been the vehicle, but its employees have been the fuel.

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Leverage uncertainty to discover personal and team strengths Email
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 03:00 AM

Eric HaugenHow many times will we hear the word “uncertainty?” In the last few months our industry has been forced to learn what CDC guidelines are, whether or not we are an essential business operation and if the Paycheck Protection Program is possible, to only list a few. This pandemic has forced us to shift our mindset from beautiful landscapes to the future of our business operations and financial viability. I will be the first to say that negative thoughts often creep into my mind as I worry about the potential of the next recession and its effects on my company’s future. However there is a bright future for those of us who adapt by effectively monitoring our financials and working hard on operational structures while keeping our teams safe.

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Tech tip: printing an article from Colorado Green Email
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 02:00 AM

videoIf you'd like to save just a few pages of Colorado Green magazine to send to a colleague or keep in your own files for reference, this video will show you how. To begin, use your web browser to locate the digital edition of the magazine. Then, follow the steps in the video to create your custom PDF.

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OSHA issues new guidance regarding the silica standard Email
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 01:00 AM

work dustOSHA recently issued new guidance regarding exposure to crystalline silica exposure. The updated guidance concerns enforcement of the silica safety standard as well as clarification of some points in the standard. From the OSHA announcement:

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