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A former head of California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health has won Senate confirmation to head up the federal counterpart. Douglas Parker's new title will be assistant secretary of labor, giving him authority over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at a time when OSHA is preparing to require that companies with 100 or more employees certify that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo frequent testing.
  
ANSI/CSA compliance is critical. Join a panel of safety experts as they discuss the 2021 changes to the ANSI standards that govern the access equipment industry in the areas of training, jobsite safety and machine selection. Understand what rental companies, equipment owners, supervisors, operators and technicians can do to ensure their teams meet the standards. It’s not too late to become compliant.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28 | 2-3 p.m.
WHERE: Via GoToWebinar
  
Young American workers pausing their careers to consider new options are notably disinclined to consider construction, according to a survey. Industry observers attribute this reluctance to a number of factors, including education's focus on digital technology and young people's lack of experience working with their hands, as well as persistent stereotyping of the industry.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
CSPC 2021 is your chance to jumpstart your career with the tools, strategies, training, and connections you need to advance your career and your organization. This year, TEXO has partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for safety professionals.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28 (Full Day Conference) & Friday, Oct. 29 (Additional Workshop)
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton DFW Airport North | 1580 Point West Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
  
Unfortunately, somewhere within every organization, a crisis is waiting to happen. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year or even in five years; you can’t be sure what the crisis will be or when it will strike. But you can be sure that a crisis will put your organization’s hard-earned image and reputation up for grabs.
 
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 1 | 9 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Speaker: Jason Cashmore - I.S.K. Industries Inc. with Fabio Berardi - Kask America 
Topic: Benefits of Hemet vs Hardhat
The presentation will concentrate on why safety helmets are quickly becoming the head protection of choice for contractors and the testing standards used in our markets (ANSI and EN). 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 11 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Come get a trunk full of holiday gifts all while supporting a great cause! This year the TEXO Women's Committee is hosting "The Holiday Trunking for Charity," an event that not only supports local women-owned businesses but will be giving back to the organization Attitudes and Attire. We ask that every lady brings a bag of gently used professional clothing which we will donate to one of the programs within Attitudes and Attire called Boots to Heels. This program assists women in the military community with the transition from military to civilian life by focusing on job readiness.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 4 | 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
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: Friday, Nov. 5 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
TEXO, supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Grant, is pleased to offer Trenching & Excavating Hazards in Construction. Topics cover include: injury, Illness and fatality statistics, frequently cited standards, utilities protection, common hazards, soil testing and classification, protective systems and review of the agency priority goal.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
AGC's Membership Discount Program's provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products. From discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions. AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.
Don't miss out on all the discounts that ABC National offers to you as a member of TEXO! ABC Members received more than $35 million in savings in 2019.
ResourcesResources
AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to help chapters and members explain to owners, government officials, and others, what is happening and what all parties can do to minimize the damage.
Missed our Legislative Recap event? Want to know about new laws passed by the 87th Texas Legislature? Check out these recap notes from our very own Jack Baxley, Vice President of Governmental Affairs.
 
Feel free to reach out to Jack Baxley with any questions at jack@texoassociation.org.