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At President Joe Biden's request, OSHA on Friday released guidance for employers on keeping employees safe from COVID-19 exposure. OSHA reinforced its support for use of face coverings, advising that the safety measure is not a replacement for physical distancing. Additionally, prevention programs should include a hazard assessment and measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus — including the use of personal protective equipment when applicable, the agency recommended.
  
We are incredibly lucky to have such loyal and dedicated members who have chosen year after year to continue supporting THEIR association and helping us to unify, advocate for, and advance the construction industry. Congratulations to these awesome TEXO members celebrating membership anniversary milestones in 2021!
 
60 Years - Joe Funk Construction
30 Years - McCaslin-Hill Construction
25 Years - S & R Trice Painting
15 Years - CSDZ, Abstract Construction, Momentum Mechanical, Texas AirSystems
5 Years - Milwaukee Tool, Red Angle, SBB Marketing
  
Safety is often nothing more than common sense. It’s generally accepted that at least 85% of all accidents are preventable. Taking responsibility for your work habits and recognizing that an accident is most likely preventable is the first step to a safer workplace. Common sense safety is often simply thinking before doing. What could happen if I do it this way? Is the way I’m planning to do this safe? Following common sense safety guidelines and working responsibly is everyone’s job.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices, networking and relationship building. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. for the Safety Committee Meeting/Superintendent Forum. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 3 | 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Meeting
  
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.
 
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 8 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
Recognizing TEXO Contractor Members for Safety Excellence since 1991, the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program is an ongoing effort that allows members to evaluate their safety record. Safety awards are given to members who have an incident rate 25% below each division's average and members who have a zero incident rate in the following divisions:
  • Building
  • Highway
  • Heavy/Industrial
  • Municipal/Utilities
  • Associate/Specialty
Application Deadline: Feb. 11
  
OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
 
WHEN: Feb. 15-18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
  • 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.
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
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. 

   
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