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March 30: Employment Practices HR Roundtable
April 12: Contract Law
April 21: Texas Sales and Use Taxes for Contractors
May 15-24: Introduction To Construction Plans & Spec Documents (Rescheduled)
May 17: First Aid/CPR/AED
May 19: Texas Lien Laws
May 19: Advanced Texas Lien Laws
March 31: Safety Committee - Contact Kim Mason for details
April 3-6: OSHA 510: Occupational Safety/Health Standards, Construction
April 10-13: OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
April 17-20: OSHA 500: Trainer Course for OSHA Standards in Construction
April 18-20: OSHA 3115: Fall Protection
April 18-21: AT 191: Safety and Health Authorized Trainer
April 24-27: OSHA 511: Occupational Safety/Health, General Industry
April 25-27: CPT 101: Fall Protection for the Competent Person
April 28: OSHA 7410: Managing Excavation Hazards
AGC Houston members support this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. The Construction Safety Network meets monthly.
Open to all AGC Houston members, this committee of safety professionals meets monthly to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry. RSVP to Kim Mason.
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1 to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation.
AGC Of America Calls On California & Local Lawmakers To Reject Bans On Employers Working On Border Security Projects
The Associated General Contractors of America urged state and local officials in California to reject or repeal proposals to punish companies and their employees for working on border security projects on behalf of the United States government. Association officials also noted, in a letter to the state and local lawmakers, that the federal courts will strike down any such discriminatory and obstructive measures.
Have you explored the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center yet? The AGC-supported CICA Center is a unique, free resource on environmental compliance and sustainability that is open to the entire U.S. construction industry. AGC is also pleased to announce and welcome StormwaterONE as CICA’s 2017 Platinum Level Supporter. Find out why 14,000 visitors access the CICA Center each month abd explore www.cicacenter.org.
TDIndustries recently opened its newly built Houston office, bringing a year-long construction process to a close. The office sits on a 10-acre property on Derrington Road northwest of downtown Houston. The campus includes a two-story office building and warehouse totaling 51,000 square feet, as well as a detached assembly shop with an additional 6,000 square feet.
Gilbane Building Company Receives Legacy Award At CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare 13th Annual Spring Luncheon
"We are thrilled to honor Gilbane Building Company and the Gilbane Family for their selfless work for our communities" said Les Cave, president of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. "It’s the support of the Greater Houston communities over the past decade and the countless efforts of our generous donors, tireless volunteers, and dedicated staff that make our Foundation able to serve those across the Houston area and beyond."
The 13th annual Spring Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. This year’s luncheon raised funds for the integration of mental health care services into the Foundation’s primary care clinics.
Small business is the heartbeat of America, and Sarah Shoemaker, Working Object Janitorial Service, is doing her part to keep America healthy and strong. For the past 20 years, she has learned the secrets to enduring the hard seasons of business and withstanding the ups and downs that come with being an entrepreneur. As a young African American woman, she has navigated the many obstacles that present themselves when it comes to running a successful small business. Twenty years ago, she had a vision of providing quality post-construction janitorial services to home builders, as well as commercial builders in the Houston area.
Here's Looking at You
Even with a massive rain storm Friday night, more than 4,000 people converged on the Sam Houston Race Park to enjoy the festivities at the client networking parties hosted by 38 cook teams. On Saturday, the clouds parted in time to welcome 4,000 more attendees to the family fun day, which featured numerous children activities in the Kids’ Zone. To all of our cooking teams, sponsors and volunteers, thank you for making this one of the best barbecue cook-offs in AGC Houston history. Congratulations to the teams that placed and took home an award, and a special thanks to the 2017 Barbecue Cook-off Committee, our sponsors and volunteers for making this such a successful event.
More than 155 AGC members from across the state headed to the Capitol in full force on March 22 to meet with legislators and representatives. AGC Houston's Government Affairs Committee sponsored the event, which drew more than 30 members, including Leadership AGC current and past participants. Eight students from Prairie View A&M also joined the event, as the AGC chartered bus made a pit stop at the School of Architecture on its route to Austin. The AGC Legislative Day serves to advocate issues the commercial construction industry faces before House and Senate members and their staff. In all, the AGC Houston group visited 21 representatives and senators.
The new OSHA 30-hour class led by Kim Mason, AGC Houston Director of Safety Services, kicked off March 15 in our north training room. Both north and south adjoining training rooms have recently been upgraded with beautiful new cherry-wood tables and chairs. Next time you come by the AGC Houston office, be sure to take a peek!
Ready for a career change, she heeded the advice of her sister—and fellow AGC Houston staffer, Tamara Hancock—and found a new home. In her spare time, Tasha loves to cook and raise her daughter, Ariana. Welcome to the AGC Houston family!
News you can Use
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched its "Safe and Sound Campaign" recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths.
Attention OSHA Outreach Trainers!
OSHA revises program guidelines to improve worker training program.
New documents include Program Requirements and separate Industry Procedures for Construction, General Industry, Maritime, and Disaster Site Worker.
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