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A researcher at Washington State University has received a $174,000 grant to develop a training program to improve psychological safety on construction sites so workers feel safe speaking out, especially when it comes to potential safety oversights, according to a news announcement. While the construction industry has focused on physical safety for more than 100 years, Hongtao Dang, an assistant professor of construction management with a Ph.D. in civil engineering, said less research has honed in on how safe workers feel psychologically on jobsites, which can have a big impact on overall safety. – Construction Dive
Texas and Arkansas top the list of yearly gains, while California and West Virginia experience the worst losses. Washington and South Dakota lead in monthly job increases, while Texas and Alaska have the largest declines.

Construction employment increased in 42 states in April from a year earlier, while only 24 states added construction jobs from March to April, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials said the monthly figures likely reflect the impact of low unemployment rates and workforce shortages as opposed to a dropoff in recent amounts of construction activity. – AGC of America
TEXO Virtual Construction Exchange (VCX) is a place for candid conversations about what is and is not working, how different project stakeholders can better support each other, and how virtual work can most effectively translate to the built environment. Click below to join our TEXO VCX LinkedIn group to remain in-the-know about upcoming events, polls, industry updates, etc. 
If you are interested in helping to brainstorm content, plan events/trainings, and provide a roadmap for VCX moving forward, contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org to request to join our committee interest list.
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This course provides the knowledge to effectively understanding a Storm Wastewater Prevention and Protection Plan. Along with taking on the preparation of a SWPPP and management of a stormwater discharge compliance program. You will understand the practical application of these regulations at a facility level and be prepared for agency compliance inspections.
WHEN: Friday, May 26 | 8-11 a.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 arrive. 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, June 2 | 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour course serves as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of the job when required by OSHA standards. After completing the course, participants are mailed an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach wallet-sized card.
WHEN: June 7-8 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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: June 12-15 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Join the TEXO Women in Construction for a panel discussion focused on fighting imposter syndrome led by Liz Trocchio Smith, certified business coach and facilitator of TEXO's Women's Executive Development Program, plus some yummy breakfast and networking with your fellow ladies.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15 | 7:15-9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Humphrey & Associates | 1501 Luna Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature a live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!

Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | June 5-20 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | June 12-23 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | July 10-26 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | July 12-28 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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AGC's membership discount programs 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.
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