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Mark Your Calendar!
18-19: BBQ Cook-Off at Pasadena Fairgrounds
UPCOMING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
You're not going to want to miss out on AGC Houston's professional development programs! These courses are intended for the following construction professionals: Superintendents, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Accounting Staff, Project Support Staff, Project Executives, Business Development, Technology Support Staff and more!
30: Contract Law - VIRTUAL OPTION
20 - August 19: Project Manager Development Program 2.0 - VIRTUAL OPTION
Missed a course? We've got you covered! You can purchase recordings of previous courses here.
Sam Houston State University Honors James Bryant as 2021 Wall of Honor Award Inductee
This past spring, the Sam Houston State University Department of Engineering Technology hosted a virtual scholarship awards program and announced the 2021 Wall of Honor Inductee. This honorable award is awarded to an individual who has made an exceptional impact on or within the Department of Engineering Technology annually. This year’s recipient is James Bryant of Anslow Bryant Construction and past board chair of AGC Houston. James has been instrumental in establishing the AGC presence within the school’s industry advisory board and has made an exceptional impact on the department. Click here to view the video honoring James’ contribution to the industry and the school.
Upcoming Safety Classes
AGC Houston is proud to partner with the The Region VI OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. The OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is the top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the country.
View the full list of OSHA courses here.
14 - 17: OSHA 510: Standards for Construction
21 - 23: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
21 - 24: OSHA 2225: Respiratory Protection
23 - 25: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
6 - 8: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
6 - 9: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
8 - 9: OSHA 202: Trainer Course for Medic First Aid and CPR
12 - 15: OSHA 2015: Hazard Materials
19 - 22: OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards General Industry
20 - 22: OSHA 3015: Excavation, Trenching & Soil
26 - 29: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
Another AGC Win – New Federal Coronavirus Emergency Temporary Standard will NOT Apply to Construction
On June 9, 2021, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced that the long-anticipated federal COVID-19 ETS will NOT apply to construction. This represents a significant change from early reports that the new standard would apply to a broad range of industries, including construction. AGC of America led a broad coalition effort to question the need for the standard, considering the widespread adoption of coronavirus vaccines and the fact the construction industry has been operating, safely, since the start of the pandemic.
The fact the final standard only applies to healthcare settings is a significant victory for our association and this industry. It reflects the strong working relationship and trust that exists between our staff and federal safety officials – particularly thanks to our safety team of Kevin Cannon and Nazia Shah. This victory is also thanks to the tireless work member firms are doing to protect their workers throughout the pandemic.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after AGC successfully convinced OSHA to suspend enforcement of the agency’s recordkeeping regulations related to adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines, whether required or recommended. Rest assured that we will continue to monitor the development of future OSHA COVID-19 guidance specific to the construction industry and provide updates accordingly.
Keeping Safety Viral
Now more than ever, as the state continues to re-open for business, it is imperative that we all adhere to the safety protocols that have been put in place. It is equally important that each of you continue spreading that message up and down the supply chain. As has been stated many times, COVID-19 is global, but personal. Each of us need to do our part to KEEP SAFETY VIRAL. For more information, please visit our COVID-19: Construction Industry Resources page.
AGC Houston May Member Mixer
The Member Mixer we hosted on May 27, 2021, was a huge success thanks to our members and sponsors. At the event, we honored Chris Bilton, Manager of Supplier Diversity at Kohler Corporation, for presenting the awards at our APEX Awards gala. We’re thrilled to be able to connect with our members! For event photos, please click here.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Introducing AGC'S Direct Uniform Purchase Program with Cintas
AGC of America now offers exclusive savings with Cintas to enhance your company’s image and safety with the highest quality work apparel and facility products.
Whether it’s helping to alleviate heat stress with superior ventilation and mesh technology, helping to protect workers with flame resistant and arc-rated apparel, or simply providing professional shirts and pants that show people you are a leading builder in the industry, Cintas has the uniform solutions builders need at exclusive AGC member pricing.
News you can Use
Spring Branch ISD is Hiring
SBISD has two open positions for Construction Teachers at Northbrook High School and Spring Woods High School. Access the details here: SBISD Construciton Tech Job Openings
Next Level Urgent Care
Grant Mackay Company, Inc.
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
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