Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
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Please join us July 23-25, 2019, in Seattle for AGC’s Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference, the industry’s foremost annual conference, to hone in on the most critical safety, health and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. Whether your goal is protecting the safety and health of the men and women working in construction or protecting the environment during the construction process – this is the conference for you. Registration is now open.
  
Associated General Contractors of America Launches Radio and Media Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Slow Down and Be Alert amid Growing Concerns with Highway Work Zone Crashes and Fatalities
Sixty-seven percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America.  In response, association officials have launched a new radio and media campaign urging drivers to slow down and remain alert in highway work zones.
The 6th consecutive National Fall Stand-Down, held May 6-10, 2019, was a huge success, with thousands of companies – large and small – participating across the US and internationally. Over 3,500 certificates have been issued so far! If your company participated in the stand-down, there is still time to share your experience and download a certificate of participation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline to claim certificates to June 30, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Directorate of Construction at (202) 693-2020.
   
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
   
Events
  
September 4-6, 2019
Idaho Associated General Contractors
1649 Shoreline Dr #100
Boise, ID 83702
Registration Fee: $995

The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry. Held just a few times per year at select locations around the country, the SMTC program builds on Focus Four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel. Participants will receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program.
  
October 23 - 25, 2019 
Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc.
1940 The Exchange, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30339
Registration fee: $1,195.00
 
This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program. Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC's Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety's role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program. Participants will also focus on the importance of "selling" safety throughout the organization and methods to generate buy–in from different audiences.
United Rentals
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The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference on April 16. Boldt is one of 13 companies to win the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and M3 Insurance. Winners were acknowledged for their safety records, leadership, training programs, accomplishments and goals.  
Best Practices
  
Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.
BY CHRIS L’ECLUSE
SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST
  
If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big job, does it always know if the sub has the promised number of crew members working on the project on a given day? Wearable technology can provide instant visibility into a jobsite workforce in these situations and many others. Wearables help contractors make sure their people are safe and that they stay productive.
BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONS
A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS
Safety Cabinet
  
This handy 29 CFR 1926 volume is made with RegLogic®, which takes the difficulty out of reading and using government regulations. You can use the book's Quick-Find Index™ to quickly access the information you need. Included you will find the 1903 regulations on inspections, citations, and proposed penalties; the 1904 regulations on recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses; pertinent 1910 general industry regulations; and every 1926 construction industry regulation. Updated through Jan. 2011.