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Events



A crisis can happen anywhere: a jobsite, the workplace, a public venue, and even at home. How do you handle crisis management and disaster recovery?



On June 14, hear from Tom Muska, Mayor of West, Texas, speak about how his city and government agencies recovered from the deadly explosion caused by a fertilizer plant in April 2013.




You'll also hear from Jayne Williams and Steve Little, KPost Company, on crisis management and how critical it is to having a plan in place to recover quickly.




Also Presenting:

The Safety Excellence Awards - Nominations Due June 8

The Ray Lambright Excellence In Safety Award - Nominations Due June 8






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Education/Training
 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Safety
Due to the Safety Stand Down and the Memorial Day holiday, the May Safety Committee Meeting has been postponed until June 29.

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AGC News



AGC Texas Building Branch is proud to announce that the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will be the home of our 2018 Convention. Located an hour southeast of Pittsburgh, this 2,000-acre resort in the Allegheny Mountains offers luxurious accommodations and dining, a pristine spa, a Pete Dye golf course, and endless outdoor and adventure activities on site.The awards will be held at the AGC TBB Annual Convention June 6-9, 2018.

Visit http://www.agctbb.org/agc-tbb-convention to view the full article online.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to meet Clean Air Act deadlines to review, revise and implement national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) with nitrogen oxides and ozone at the forefront of recent actions. AGC has called on EPA to delay implementation of the 2015 ozone standards until the 75-ppb standard set in 2008 can be fully analyzed for impact and will continue to work closely with Congress and the Trump Administration to ensure efficient and cost-effective implementation of the NAAQS program.  AGC closely tracks and responds to proposed NAAQS revisions. 

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2018/04/27/new-actions-underway-facilitate-state-and-industry-compliance-national-ambient-air to view the full article online.



EPA Considers Permitting Discharges to Groundwater Under the Clean Water Act


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment (link is external) until May 21, 2018 on several topics related to the question of whether the federal government should use the Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to regulate discharges to (or through) groundwater that hydrologically connects to a "Water of the United States" (WOTUS).  


AGC is seeking more information from members on how this EPA action may impact contractors that own/operate stormwater infrastructure that "treats" or "stores" water runoff.  This would include features that infiltrate stormwater or process water underground such as injection wells, underground tanks, surface water impoundments, retention or detention ponds, artificially constructed wetlands, treatment lagoons, or groundwater recharge and reuse systems.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2018/03/27/epa-considers-permitting-discharges-groundwater-under-clean-water-act to view the full article online.

American Door Products
Baker Triangle
Member News
Proline Supply Company
Membership Benefits
  


At AVIS, Budget and Hertz, Members of AGC can save up to 25% on every rental whenever you make reservations using AGC's discount code. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. 




Visit https://www.agc.org/member-benefits/member-discount-programs to view the full article online.

  
AGC members are eligible to participate in more than 20 discount programs specially designed to meet the needs of contractors. Whether you are looking to purchase a new vehicle for your fleet or for ways to cut costs on fuel and shipping, AGC programs can save you money. Enroll and maximize the value of your membership.

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Here's Looking at You
On Friday, May 11, 2018, a record 29 Houston-area college-bound and university students received a Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarship. The annual event featured guest speaker Steve Stephens, CEO of Amegy Bank. In its 23rd year, the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship was renamed in honor of Patrick J. Kiley who served as AGC Houston executive vice president for 21 years. AGC Houston also honored Maria Paz, Linbeck Group, LLC, with the 2018 Standard of Excellence Award. In addition, nine students from Texas A & M University and the University of Houston received an AGC of America Education & Research Foundation award. The event also served to recognize the Leadership AGC Class of 2018.
Congratulations to all!

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News you can Use
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will host a free seminar to ensure contractors know how to comply with federal
requirements.




Held  at the HCC-West
Loop campus from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Event is open to construction contractors, contracting agencies and other stakeholders.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/pdf/DavisBaconFlyer.pdf to view the full article online.


Lee College is looking to hire part-time craft instructors to support a
curriculum developed for fast track industrial training. Thanks to a grant from
the TWC National Dislocated Worker Disaster Grant (Harvey Grant), the college
is able to offer classes to help train and grow a skilled workforce.


Lee College needs instructors who have a minimum of three years of work
experience in subject matter as well as one of the following criteria:


· Documented related work
experience in area of study;


· Certification(s) in the area of
study;


· Associate degree or higher in
the area of study.


 Any interested party can contact Lupe Martinez directly at gmartinez@lee.edu or by phone at 281-425-6214. You may also contact Marsha Tuha, Director, Workforce Development
at mtuha@lee.edu.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/pdf/LeeInstructor.pdf to view the full article online.

The Houston Independent School District is looking for companies to host approximately five teachers June 25-28, 2018 in Construction, petroleum engineering, manufacturing, environmental science, and information technology, among several key industries. 
All interested companies should contact Angie Gillikin Manager, Career Readiness, agilliki@houstonisd.org or call (713) 556.6994.






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As of April
17, OSHA and state safety agencies have issued 116 violation citations under
OSHA's new silica safety rule. The regulation went into effect September 23, 2017but
OSHA began full enforcement October 23, 2017.


The most frequently mentioned violation
involved contractors allegedly failing to measure silica levels, which was the
subject of 35 citations. Andrews Myers
PC
attorneys Anthony Stergio andAndrew Clark offer helpful
information regarding OSHA safety issues and how they are affecting the
construction industry.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/pdf/OSHASilica.pdf to view the full article online.

New Members
 
 
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