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June 14: MidYear Safety Meeting Featuring U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Tony Militello, Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Dept. of the Navy
 

The Junior League of Houston - 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

SPONSORSHIP & REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

Service Before Self: Inspiring a Culture of Safety
 
Featuring:

 And presenting the AGC Houston Safety Excellence Awards!

Sponsorship and Registration Details Here. Hurry, prices increase after June 12!

 
Events

Are you a woman in construction who has cleaned up your share of muddy boots? We've assembled a blue-ribbon panel of construction professionals to talk about their lessons learned on the jobsite.

Our distinguished panel will tackle work/life, balance, corporate leadership design (company culture, the future of women in the industry), empowerment and much more!
 
Join us on June 13 and meet other Women In Construction!

 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Membership Benefits


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Fleet customers purchasing from dealer inventory can receive $500 in Fleet Cash, which can be combined with the National Fleet Purchase Program for Stock Units (FQV), Association Cash and Business Choice Offers on qualifying vehicles. Separately, receive $1,000 in Fleet Cash on 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LD Light Duty Pickups (K2) and 2018 and 2019 GMC Sierra Limited Light Duty Pickups (K2).

Please visit any local GM Dealership for details.

AGC News
Learn all about some of the most significant technological innovations, including robotics and blockchain, changing the construction industry: ConstructorCast - Technology Changing the Construction Industry. The ConstructorCast is AGC of America's monthly podcast covering all the news, views, and interviews relevant to your construction business.
Each month, AGC picks a new topic and sit down with experts to go in depth on some of the most pressing subjects in the construction industry.
Knight Security
Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety
  
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone regardless of age or physical condition.
Employers should have an emergency plan in place that specifies what to do if a worker has signs of heat-related illness and ensures that medical services are available if needed.

Read the recommended Standard Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments and consider incorporating these safety measures in your company's safety and health program. 
Click here for a helpful  Hot Weather Employer Guide Checklist
 
 
AGC Members receive a 10% discount on all UTA OSHA-taught classes. Call (866) 906-9190 and provide the member code (AGCHOU).
 
View the full list of OSHA courses here.

June 10-13OSHA 511: OSHA Standards for General Industry

June 10-13OSHA 2045: Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards

June 11-13OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding

June 17-20ATP 191: Safety and Health Authorized Trainer

June 17-20OSHA 510: OSHA Standards for Construction

June 24-27OSHA 2225: Respiratory Protection

June 24-27OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

June 24-27OSHA 501: Trainer Course OSHA Standards for General Industry

 

 
  
Although the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and those within it, extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very rare. You can survive a tornado if you follow safety precautions.  
A good safety plan includes information on how to stay safe during a tornado, how to prepare a plan and emergency kit, staying aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, knowing the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors and always protecting your head.
 
  
 
June 28, 7-9 a.m.
AGC Houston
 
Open to all AGC Houston members, this group of safety professionals meets monthly to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry. Every meeting features news from OSHA, legal information, supplier resources, and more. RSVP here.
Here's Looking at You

 AGC Houston wrapped up Military Appreciation Month with our second  Vets in Construction Military May Shootout. Active duty members and veterans – and non-military shooting enthusiasts – had a blast May 30 at the Boyert Shooting Center in Katy. The event consisted of friendly shooting competition, simulator exercises and provided a unique networking opportunity for construction professionals to meet other non-active and veterans in the industry. A special thanks to our sponsors who provided exceptional door and raffle prizes, and to Landsdowne-Moody Company for setting up their barbecue trailer to cook hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone! 

Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all who supported the AGC Military May Shoot out!

View the list of winners and sponsor here.

Be sure to check our our Facebook album and like our AGC Vets In Construction Page!

AGC members packed the AGC Houston training room for the Safety Committee meeting on May 31. Thanks to DeWalt tools for sponsoring breakfast and for a valuable demonstration on tool tethering for cordless tools and perform and protect safety integrated tools. Members also heard from John Moss of Construction EcoServices who spoke about and answered questions on the revised SWPP City of Houston requirements. Other hot topics includes workers comp, injuries on the job site, mobile medical services, ANSI A92 elevating, vehicle lift devices regulations and hydration on the jobsite.

Don't miss out on this valuable monthly meeting! Contact Kim Mason for more information.

 
Member News
  
Cornelius ‘Lee’ Banta has joined the Peckar & Ambramson’s Houston office as an Associate. Banta’s practice focuses on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has experience with construction defect litigation, lien and bond claim disputes, and general commercial matters. Banta earned his J.D. at The University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. in History from Amherst College.
 
News you can Use
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has added a list of rules related to what qualifies as a confined space for welding in construction. The agency has also moved changes to its beryllium rule for general industry into the final rule stage.
The chief executive officer of AGC of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released a statement in response to the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, a measure to offer conditional green cards and extend work authorizations to individuals who are in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (“Dreamers”) programs.
Read the full statement.
Union contractors, labor representatives, and construction owner-clients alike project strong, stable growth in 2019, report The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) and the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) in their recently released fifth annual Union Craft Labor Supply Study. 
 

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