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Approximately 300 construction professionals flocked to Austin, Texas, January 15-17, 2020, for the industry’s foremost annual conference on critical safety and health compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. The conference provided educational options for attendees through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions which cover issues in three broad categories:
• Managing safety & health requirements and risk
• Factoring safety & health concerns into phases of a project
• Expanding your knowledge and skills
AGC would like to thank all of the attendees, sponsors and speakers for making this event such a rousing success. And mark your calendars and be sure to join us in Louisville, Kentucky, July 14 -16, for the 2020 Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will hold its 2020 Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky on July 14-16, 2020.  AGC extended the call for presentation proposals specifically on environmental issues as well as those cross-over topics that would appeal to a broader audience of Safety, Health & Environmental professionals.  Proposals are due by close of business on February 28, 2020. For more information on speaker expectations, important deadlines and how to submit your proposal, please refer to our conference guidelines here or contact Melinda Tomaino at
There are several safety sessions scheduled at AGC of America's 2020 Convention March 9-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards judging takes place Saturday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 10, with winners being announced at the safety luncheon on Wednesday, March 11. In addition, several education sessions focusing on safety will be held during the week.
In this final episode, our expert panel explores how to navigate through a complex property and/or business interruption claim, common insurance policy coverage issues, and strategies to full recovery after a natural disaster. Check out Part 1 for best practices on preparing for and mitigating the impacts of a natural disaster.
Tracy Alan Saxe, Partner at Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.,
Frank Russo, Founder/Principal at Procor Solutions + Consulting,
Joseph Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management at Interstate Restoration,
Learn more or listen to Part 1 here.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) celebrated the 20-year anniversary of ANSI/ISEA 107-1999 – The American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories, with a video shown for the first time on November 18, 2019, during the ISEA Annual Meeting. “Seeing the Light: High Visibility Apparel’s Vital Role in Safety” can be viewed online and features AGC of America’s Senior Director, Safety & Health Services Kevin Cannon.
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
United Rentals
Monday, March 9, 2020 to Thursday, March 12, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2011 to 2015, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 220 total crane-related deaths, an average of 44 per year over this 5-year period with 42% of the fatal work injuries taking place in the private construction industry. The data also shows that specialty contractors and heavy and civil engineering construction accounted for the most fatalities involving cranes in private construction. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.

March dates

March 16 & 17, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
AGC of WashingtonOregon-Columbia Chapter-AGC
Great Wolf Lodge -- 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531
Contact: Lisa Wisler -- | (503) 685-8306

March 26, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
Operating Engineers Training Center -- 457 Christopher Road, New Alexandria, PA 15670
Contact: Jason Koss -- | (412) 343-8000

March 27, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc.
Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc. -- 631 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Contact: Bob McCall -- | (412) 922-3912

National Demolition Association
Safety Cabinet
This 9th edition manual contains information on a variety of safety topics and is designed to assist construction contractors in preventing accidents on their jobsites. Contains 43 chapters and topics covering: Personal Protection, First Aid, Fire Hazards and Prevention, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Motor Vehicles, Pipelines, Boilers, Explosives, Road Building, Mobile Asphalt Plants and many more.