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OSHA Likely to Raise Fines in 2016
Research conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has convinced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that more expensive fines for workplace-safety violations are likely to send stronger messages to employers to improve workplace-safety efforts.
Tip of the Week: Drive the Maintenance Function
The typical maintenance organization performs preventive and predictive maintenance, and responds to equipment breakdowns. In this modality, preventive and predictive maintenance are seen as necessary evils. They are overhead. The game played at budget time often revolves around balancing this cost against the cost breakdowns. READ MORE

PEARL Wishes You a Happy New Year! 
PEARL wishes you a happy 2016! It's the start of another year, and this year promises to bring some big changes to the organization and new benefits to your membership. We are excited to show you what we've been up to! More details to come as these new initiatives are ready to be unveiled.

The 2016 PEARL$AFE Advertising Options are Available!
The PEARL$AFE advertising kit is available for 2016. PEARL$AFE is PEARL's monthly newsletter that brings to you remanufacturing industry happenings, educational articles, and updates on PEARL. Reaching over 11,000 individuals, this is a premier outlet to advertise your company and offerings. Review the kit and see how you would like to participate! As an added bonus, any advertiser in PEARL$AFE receives a 25% discount on advertising in one of the few print publications PEARL releases, the 2016 onsite program. This program serves as a resource for all attendees and will be accessible to all when it is placed on the website when the conference wraps up.

PEARL Another Step Closer on its ANSI Standard
After careful review of all of the comments that were received in the first roundof balloting for PEARL's ANSI standard, everything has been addressed and the latest version will be making its way out to the ballot pool for a second round of reviewing and commenting. This is one of the final rounds if no significant changes are spotted, moving PEARL one step closer to having its first standard published.

February PEARL Board Meeting Scheduled for February 2
The PEARL Board of Directors welcomes you to join the February board meeting, Tuesday, February 2, 1pm-2:30pm EST. To join the call, please use the call-in details below. To receive the agenda and additional materials being reviewed, please email PEARL headquarters at [email protected] to be included.

Dial: 866-210-1669
Participant Code: 936-3604#

Nat'l Field Services Introduces an Ambitious New Training Program to Tackle the Technician Shortage      
To address the industry-wide shortage of new technical talent, National Field Services, through our National Training Center, is launching an aggressive, ambitious training program that will benefit the entire industry. READ MORE


Secure Your Travel Arrangements

Travel information to get to the 19th Annual Conference have been released. We are excited that the Radisson Hotel & Suites Downtown Austin will be hosting us. It is centrally located and within walking distance of the 2nd Street District, the Central Business District, the Austin Convention Center, the Congress Street Bridge and well as several popular entertainment options, shopping destinations and venues for the arts. Click here to make your reservations.

When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the PEARL Conference/ Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League to receive the negotiated rate of $209 per night. Please reserve your room by Thursday, March 24. Any reservations received after this date will be subject to availability of the hotel at their prevailing rates.
Jan. 2016,  Vol. 80



PEARL Member News

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

March 7-11, 2016

Jacksonville, FL

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PowerTest 2016

March 14-16, 2016

Fort Worth, TX

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PEARL is now accepting applications for Level 1 Technician Certification. For more information, click here, or contact [email protected].
PEARL offers some of the most competitive advertising rates in the industry with the PEARL$AFE monthly newsletter. Reach over 11,000 people with your ad! Click here to review the e-Newsletter media kit. Have questions? Contact PEARL at [email protected].


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