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Falling from heights is the leading cause of injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Fall Protection requirements are determined by the type of work you’re doing and can include barriers, guardrails, harnesses, belts, lanyards, anchorages and assorted deceleration devices. Let’s look at some of the fall protection guidelines you need to know.
  
Companies that take proactive measures to prevent jobsite safety breaches can their number of incidents by 85%, according to a new Associated Builders and Contractors study.
The ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report is based on data from member contractors that have deployed the association’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). The goal of this study was to identify the impact that eight leading indicators and other best practices can have on these rates.
  
The Texas DOT has unveiled an $8 billion plan this week that would revamp Interstate 35 through Austin and alleviate traffic congestion through the capital city, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The project would see the addition of two sections of managed lanes in each direction on I-35 — one 12 miles and the other 16 miles. The TxDOT also plans on eliminating an I-35 bridge section through downtown Austin and adding two levels of tunnels, which would include five standard lanes above two managed lanes and frontage roads at ground level.
   
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Please join us to hear from industry leaders as they discuss the Last Planner System and the five interconnected parts. The presentation will provide basic terminology and a high-level understanding of how the components of the LPS tie together in both the design and construction process.
  
Join us with Executive Coach, Speaker and Author, Liz Trocchio Smith as she shares with us how to build your confidence and distinguish yourself from those who imagine to those who do! This interactive session will have you doing power poses and taking risks that will increase your confidence and get you the respect you deserve!
  
In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must:  
• Get paid for the materials and services you provide.
• Pay only once for the materials and services you receive.
• Know what Texas laws protect your interests.
• Have the legal tools to necessary for your company to succeed.
  
This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standards for construction and general industry and current fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection. Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements and developing a fall protection program.
  
The MasterMinds Leadership Sphere of Influence program is designed to help organizations empower leadership growth throughout their workforce. We create this growth by enhancing leadership skills and responsibility at the nexus between vision and execution: the director, managerial, and supervisory “middle leader” level. With influence in all directions, middle leaders must have a path of growth that impacts their influence wherever it resides.
 
  
Join us this Thursday, May 30 at Reata in Dallas for premier networking and industry relationship building! Pre-register until 2 p.m. the day of the event to save $20 off the walk-in price. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Benge General Contracting, and our Cocktail Sponsor, Gray Reed.
 
When: Thursday, May 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Reata | 310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
  
Batter up! The 2019 TEXO Softball Tournament, the third event of our 2019 Challenge Cup competition, presented by Procore, is fast approaching, and spots are limited to only 24 teams, so click below to sign up your team today!
 
When: Saturday, June 8 | Starting at 8 a.m.
Where: Hurst Athletic Complex | 2104 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX 76054
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Platinum Sponsor: Procore 
Gold Sponsors: Humphrey & Associates, Marek, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Silver Sponsors: Austin Commercial, Brasfield & Gorrie, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos, Hill & Wilkinson, Lee Lewis Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, SEDALCO, Skiles Group, Turner
Bronze Sponsors: Beck, Byrne Construction, Core Construction, Dee Brown, Northstar Builders, PCL Contract Bonding Agency
Title Sponsor: Andres Construction Services
 
Want to see your name here? Additional sponsorships are still available. Click below to secure yours today!
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