Healthcare Reform and the Hazard Communication Standard: What You Need to Know Now

Presented by GCSAA Government Relations

Tuesday, Feb. 4: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Room W311C

This event kicks off with a brief update from Robert Helland, GCSAA representative to Congress and federal agencies, and remarks by .Anthony Williams, CGCS, as he officially accepts the 2014 Excellence in Government Relations Award for his work building relationships between the golf industry and government officials in Georgia.

Next, experts will provide the latest information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which includes multiple healthcare reforms - many of which roll out in 2014, and changes to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, which includes label changes and the new SDS format that replaces your current MSDSs.

Compliance with these two federal regulations is essential to your golf course operation. Plan now to be certain you know the nuances of health benefit exchanges, counting full-time workers, label pictograms, training resources and requirements, and most important, when new systems must be in place.

Chairperson: Rafael Barajas, CGCS, Hacienda Golf Club, Calif.; GCSAA Director


  • Robert Helland, Government Services Advisor, Reed Smith LLP
  • Chava McKeel, Associate Director of Government Relations, GCSAA
  • Rachel Cutler Shim, Counsel, Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group, Reed Smith LLP
  • Joan Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA's Region IV, Tampa, Fla.