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McCarthy Building Co. Signs OSHA Strategic Partnership Program

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Pictured from left are Jerry Nevlud, AGC Houston; Ben Johanneman and Jim Stevenson, McCarthy Building Co.; Mark Briggs, Joann Figueroa and Jim Shelton, OSHA.

Congratulations to McCarthy Building Co. on signing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Strategic Partnership on December 14, 2016. The signing ceremony was officiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Mark Briggs, OSHA Area Director, Houston South Office; Joann Figueroa, OSHA Area Director, Houston North Office; and Jim Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Houston North Area Office.

The official agreement between AGC Houston and OSHA was signed on Sept. 4, 2014 to formalize the "cooperative effort between these entities committed to encouraging construction companies to voluntarily improve their safety and health performance, providing methods to assist them in their efforts, and recognizing companies with exemplary safety and health programs." Stated Figueroa, "It’s an invaluable cooperative relationship between OSHA and the partners. We appreciate being part of the AGC Houston Safety Committee and commend McCarthy Building Company for qualifying for this partnership."

"This has been a long-standing partnership between the AGC and OSHA. There are not too many partnerships left in OSHA (in the United States) because the organization is moving more towards alliances. Having a relationship with OSHA and doing the right thing ... is important. We all benefit from sharing best practices information and solutions," Briggs added.

Other AGC Houston members that have signed an OSHA Strategic Partnership include:
  • Allstate Commercial Floors
  • Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
  • W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
  • Brookstone, LP
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Keystone Concrete
  • Linbeck Group, LLC
  • McCarthy Building Co.
  • SpawGlass Construction Corp.
  • TAS Commercial Construction, LLC
  • Tellepsen
  • Trio Electric, Ltd.
AGC Houston member participation is voluntary and is available to companies that meet the program’s strict qualification requirements. The Partnership Agreement is in effect for five years, from 2014 through 2019.
 

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