The OSHA New Crystalline Silica regulation that will effect your business

Joe will present the new OSHA silica dust regulations.  We’d discuss the health implications of the dust, and the proper methods for cutting.  We will also discuss the following items related to this new regulation:

•      Health Effects of Silica Exposure

•       Controls and PPE Requirements

•       Written Exposure Control Plan Requirements

•       Medical Surveillance Requirements

Joe Raboine is Belgard’s National Design and Training Specialist. In his current role, Joe works with Belgard Design Studio to help guide, conceptualize, and implement outdoor living designs, concepts and renderings for dealers and contractors across the country. Belgard Design Studio is a resource to create customizable, 3D designs for Belgard Authorized Contractors and design professionals. He also oversees the design process behind trade show buildouts, conducts field training and performs hands-on product demonstrations. Joe strives to promote the idea that outdoor living is not only a good investment for homeowners, but can also fundamentally change lives for the better by bringing people together. Joe started his career as a contractor over 25 years ago. He is credited with inventing the pre-fabricated components of the Elements Collection under his company, Harmony Outdoor Living, Inc., which was acquired by Belgard® under Oldcastle® in 2013. Oldcastle also awarded Joe with an Innovation Award, awarded to a member within the company each year, for developing the concept behind the Belgard Design Studio. Joe grew up in Wisconsin and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. with his wife and five children. He loves spending time outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying nature with his family.

March 14 @ 13:30


– 15:00

Joe Raboine

Products, Services and Equipment – targeted for Designers, Landscapers, Contractors and Hardscapers

Attendees have the opportunity to interact with hardscape industry professionals; manufacturers, dealers, equipment suppliers, stone suppliers, mulch suppliers and other hardscape/landscape related companies and suppliers.

• Over 40,000 sf of Exhibitor Displays

• State-of-the-Art products for every landscaper and hardscaper

• Hands-on displays and equipment

• Access to the best manufacturers in the industry

• Everything for the landscaper, architect or outdoor builder

Watch LIVE as installer teams go head-to-head for the winner’s cash prize of $10,000!

This is an event you cannot miss.

• Cash prizes for the first four places:

First Place: $10,000

Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Fourth Place: $1,000

• Event will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook

• 16 Teams of the best installers in the business. Watch and learn

Hardscape Awards of Excellence will be featured at the NEHEXPO

The Northeast Hardscape Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding hardscape projects by contractors building residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, retaining walls, commercial plazas and more.

Project Categories:

Commercial Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$201,000 and above

Residential Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$201,000 and above

NEHEXPO hosts a two-day Educational Forum designed specifically for hardscape and landscape professionals.

This is an educational opportunity for landscapers and contractors to learn from industry experts. Topics range from installation techniques and best practices, to business development and techniques to grow your hardscape or landscape business.

A complete listing of seminars will be coming shortly…