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Rudy Rack
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
 
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Please join us in Miami, Florida for the AGC Safety & Health Conference. You will get to participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products, and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.
 
Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019, but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released by AGC of of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in Contractors Remain Confident About Demand, Worried About Labor Supply: The 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.
 

OSHA has awarded $9.3 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide, including AGC of America. The association, granted approximately $150,000, proposes to provide 7.5 hours of fall prevention in construction training to 450 construction workers. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.

The following chapters have been selected as training locations for 2019:

AGC of California (March 14 and 15, 2019) Construction Employers Association (May 1, 2019)
Oregon-Columbia Chapter (March 11 and 12, 2019) AGC of Ohio (May 2, 2019)
TEXO (March 4, 2019) General Building Contractors Association (May 16 and 17, 2019)
Kansas City Chapter - AGC (March 5 and 6, 2019) Carolinas AGC (September 17 and 18, 2019)

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The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991, offering AGC members the opportunity to evaluate their safety record and compare it with other AGC members according to member size and construction type. The NASA program also provides a great opportunity to recognize, at a national level, members who have excellent safety records. Contact your local chapter for details.
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A total of 5,147 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2017, a decrease from the 5,190 fatal injuries reported in 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in December. Fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and crane-related workplace fatalities fell to their lowest level ever recorded. AGC of America provides vital resources to contractors to help improve safety practices, including fall prevention safety training classes and safety studies.
 
American Arbitration Association
Events
January 28-30, 2019
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, Florida
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February 11-13, 2019
Omaha, Nebraska
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 jobsite 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.
 
Best Practices
Ensuring the safety of a construction fleet can be a daunting and difficult task. Vehicles often operate in crowded environments and on uneven surfaces, resulting in a higher chance of collision or asset damage. Due to the industry’s unique challenges, construction companies remain adamant about mitigating fleet risk. To ensure the safety of employees and the public at or near jobsites, and to make certain the transportation and delivery of materials is secure and reliable, fleet managers are turning to advanced technologies to provide insights not otherwise readily available.
BY MIKE FERRY, CORPORATE SAFETY DIRECTOR, O&G INDUSTIRES
AN AGC OF CONNECTICUT MEMBER
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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.
 
 
         

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