January 2022 Newsletter

A Word from our President

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by – Cody Hanna-Hanna Heating & Air

Happy New Year!

With the new year comes new opportunities! I am excited for what 2022 holds for the KCCA and all our members. I hope it is a safe and prosperous one for everyone. Ideally, I wouldn’t have to bring up COVID… But unfortunately, it is a reality again this winter. I hope you all stay as safe as possible during these crazy times.

KCCA is sad to announce we had one of our own board members pass away last week. Unfortunately, Isaac Gould with Another Heating & Air passed away last week. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

There was no meeting last month, but we did have a Christmas party at Prairie Pines dinner theatre. Thank you to those who attended.

This month’s meeting is at WTI on January 20th at 11:45. We are excited to learn about what their program has in store for the new year. Hope to see you all there!

Please feel free to email or call Cody at (316) 945-3481 or cody@hannainc.com with any concerns or questions.


2021 Christmas party was GREAT.  If you weren’t able to join us last year, you should try for the next year.  Never disappoints!

We have a few folks that celebrate their birthday’s in December and they get pictures with the cast.



Education

Thank you to everyone who attended this years classes.

The board will be looking at doing some

classes Fall 2022


KCCA $500 TOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The board revised the Tool Scholarship a little. KCCA wants the employee to be working for the KCCA member for 3 months before they are eligible for the $500 tool Scholarship. So in short the employee or employer need to submit application and proof of graduation from one of our local trade school after the employee has worked for them for 3 months.


December’s General Meeting

No general meeting, see you in January!

Hope to see you @ future meetings!! All general meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month except August & December.


2021-2022 Meetings
 
January           WTI @ WTI
February         Stoney w/MABCD 
March             Butler County Community College
                       @ BCCC in Rose Hill
April                Wichita City Mayor
May                WSU Tech @ WSU Tech
June               Tom Roberts

This list is subjust to change due to speakers not able to make the date we have selected for them.

The 2021 U.S. Refrigerant Transition Scorecard

The race is on to see which refrigerant(s) will replace R-410A


The HVACR industry is in the midst of another refrigerant transition, with manufacturers currently deciding which low-GWP refrigerants will take the place of R-410A in stationary air conditioning equipment. With a deadline just around the corner, OEMs are starting to announce their intentions for the refrigerant transition, and their choices are listed in the scorecard below.

 
 
Manufacturer
R-32 R-454B Other Unannounced
Allied Air Enterprises      
AirEase      
Armstrong Air      
Concord      
Ducane      
Amana      
Bard      
Bosch      
Bryant      
Carrier      
ClimateMaster      
Daikin      
Daikin Applied      
ECR International      
EMI      
Olsen      
Enertech      
GeoComfort      
Hydron Module      
Tetco      
First Co.      
Friedrich      
Fujitsu General      
Goodman    
Gree      
Haier/GE      
ICP      
Arcoaire      
Comfortmaker      
Day & Night      
Heil      
KeepRite      
Tempstar      
Johnson Controls      
Champion      
Coleman      
Fraser-Johnston      
Luxaire      
York      
Lennox      
LG Electronics      
Mars      
Century      
Comfort-Aire      
Midea      
Mitsubishi      
Modine      
Napoleon Heating and A/C      
Nortek      
Broan      
Frigidaire      
Gibson      
Maytag      
Miller      
NuTone      
Panasonic      
Rheem/Ruud      
Samsung      
Trane      
American Standard      
Oxbox      
RunTru      
Unico      
WaterFurnace      
Whalen Co.      
Total 4 9 0 53

 


Funny Photos


risk management corner

Resolve to Reevaluate Your Risk Management Culture

Take a moment to consider the past year in risk management. Is there anything that stands out to you as needing improvement? Anything that worked well to be taken into the New Year? It’s important to reevaluate your risk management culture every so often in order to stay aware of changes that may have evolved in your industry, and check in on areas that could be improved upon at your business. 

Company Culture.One size does not fit all when it comes to risk management strategies. Whatever your specific needs are, remember that a solid foundation is key. Management should be committed to upholding a culture of safety and risk mitigation across the board, and that commitment should have a ripple effect on everyone — from the most senior veteran employee to the newest hire. To create a culture of risk management, a great place to start is examining the basic regulatory requirements applicable to your business, and from there you can dive into your business’s deeper needs. 

A group effort. Great risk management culture ideals start at the top, and everyone needs to be involved. When good behavior is modeled, it reinforces a safety-first message. And if all employees are committed to practicing good workplace habits, it will demonstrate to newcomers and clients that safety and risk management play a valuable role at your business. It will also show that a safe business model can help lead to higher productivity, more efficient operations, and a better chance to meet your organization’s goals. 

Empower Employees. Give employees the tools and incentives to take ownership in a risk management culture. It is part of management’s responsibility to invest time and resources to help implement sound policies and procedures. Set clear expectations, reward positive behavior, and encourage bottom-up communication so that employees feel comfortable reporting potential issues. 

Learn from your lessons. Use past experiences to help guide future efforts. Stay aware of what is happening in your industry and around the world to help head off potential risks down the road, for example, noting that social inflation and cybercrime are becoming more prominent. Keep in mind that many claims are preventable, and your history can help to dictate the direction you want your business to go.

Remember, risk management is an ongoing process. As you move into the New Year, reevaluate where your company is at in terms of its risk management culture. It never hurts to focus more on maintaining a safe and productive work environment for everyone, in order to continue creating a successful culture of risk management at your business.

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