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January 2014 Newsletter
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Governor Inslee speaks on his climate change agenda




By Jan Teague, President/CEO

 

Yesterday Governor Inslee asked more than 100 business representatives to become boosters of his efforts to stave off global warming.  



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WRA board adopts policy on patent trolls




By Mark Johnson, VP of Government Affairs

 

WRA's board of directors has unanimously adopted a policy seeking to make the phenomenon known as patent trolling illegal in Washington State.





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Check out RASI's new Safety channel on YouTube

 

WRA's subsidiary, Retail Association Services, Inc. has launched a safety channel of YouTube videos that can be helpful for selecting safety meeting topics and for training new employees.

 

The channel includes a playlist of groupings for topics including lifting and back safety, distracted driving, ladders and more.  The site allows visitors to watch the entire playlist or select individual videos.  WRA Safety and Claims Administrator Rick Means plans to expand the categories and the video selection with an eye toward matching topics to the most common safety issues faced by retailers.

 

Another option is to scan the LNI video library.  After obtaining an account, users can review the offerings and order a disc to be sent to them. The lineup includes some presentations in Spanish.

 

For those companies committed to operating safety, these libraries are better than Netflix because there are no monthly fees.

 

Rick is available to WRA members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943-9198 x18, or rick.means@retailassociationservices.com.








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