Even as the country’s economy slowly comes back to life, top medical experts have warned that there could be a second wave of COVID-19 cases once more people come into contact with each other and in the fall when colder weather arrives and the regular flu season begins again. So, how should contractors prepare for a potential second round of COVID-19? Construction Dive talked to a variety of industry experts for guidance.
Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project cancellations are forcing many firms to furlough or terminate employees even as federal relief measures help avoid further job losses. Association officials urged Washington officials to act quickly on measures like new infrastructure funding, liability protections for employers and extending the Paycheck Protection Program.
For the first time in more than two weeks, Dallas County is not reporting any new deaths of people infected with COVID-19 and the number of new cases is the lowest seen in nearly a month. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said on Monday the county was reporting 171 new cases of the virus, the lowest number seen since April 29, and that there were no new deaths to report. "Today's numbers continue a trend of lower cases than we saw last week and we have a Memorial Day present in that no deaths have been reported," Jenkins said. "Whether this trend continues and we move from our current status of red "Stay Home, Stay Safe" to orange is up to all of us."
The tee times are set, and it's time to register your team for the rescheduled TEXO Golf Tournament, part of our 2020 Challenge Cup competition, presented by Milwaukee Tools. Early Registration ends NEXT FRIDAY June 5, so register now to save $50 per team! Sponsorships are still available, so secure your company's today.
WHEN: Monday, June 22 | 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
COST: TEXO Members Only | Foursome: $550 | Twosome: $275
This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
The 2020 TEXO Softball Tournament, previously scheduled to be held on June 8, will be rescheduled due to current gathering restraints and health & safety protocols. The new date has yet to be determined, but we will share an update as soon as it has been finalized.
The 2020 Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship Golf Tournament, previously scheduled for June 25, has been cancelled.
If you are still interested in donating to the Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship fund, which benefits individuals pursuing or continuing a course of study in the construction health and safety profession, please contact Lois Hamilton at email@example.com
TEXO Safety has created this online training module – in both English & Spanish – to assist with the awareness training of COVID-19 required for compliance. Resources used to create the training were collected from OSHA, CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), and Texas Health and Human Services. This training will assist in providing information, understanding and guidance on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 exposures. Additional OSHA standards training may also be required. Each participant will receive a certificate via email showing completion of their training in the topics listed above.
- A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
- Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
- Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
- Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
- Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Silver: AEC, Brasfield & Gorrie, Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Humphrey & Associates, Lee Lewis Construction, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Bronze: CORE Construction Services, Dee Brown, Faber Technologies, Marek, Northstar Builders Group, SEDALCO, Turner Construction
Title Sponsor: Intex Electrical
Player Gift Sponsor: DGB Glass
Registration Bloody Mary Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Mogul Wealth
Beverage Cart Sponsors: J&E Companies, Gray Reed
Golf Hole Sponsors: Dynamic Glass, DynaTen Corporation, Hackett Bonds & Insurance Services
Additional sponsorships are still available! Click below to secure your company's today.
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CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service.