Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
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The 2021 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference is going virtual January 13-15. Join us, from wherever you are, for the same superior educational content and peer-to-peer engagement that you have come to expect from AGC. We have reduced the registration fees for this conference to reflect the virtual delivery format. And, if you are unable to join us on those dates or for a specific online session, your registration gives you access to recordings of the education sessions. As always, you will be able to earn continuing education credits for your participation.
The conference website, including the agenda, officially launches in November, but you can pre-register here. If you are interested in submitting a speaking proposal, click here.
The AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program. The CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your best-in-class safety program! For more information on the CSEA program, please visit The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, December 15, 2020. 
The 2021 competition is now open for one of the country’s most rigorous business safety competitions – AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. This episode highlights AGC-member Faith Technologies – the 2020 Grand Award Winner. Faith’s CEO Mike Jansen and their VP of Safety Rocky Rowlett talk about their safety program, their video series called Charged! and share some of their very own best safety practices. Also hear WTW’s Construction Safety and Risk Control Leader Mike Fredebeil discuss an incredible additional benefit of the safety excellence awards: the annual publication of a free document that includes hundreds of “Safety Management Best Practices” gathered from the competing companies’ submissions. AGC’s safety lead Kevin Cannon fills in all the details so you know how to get involved and benefit from the sharing of ideas and strategies.
Get involved: Share your expertise and advance the industry
AGC of America is served by a number of volunteer groups that work to address industry issues, exchange information and ideas, and lead change within the construction industry. We rely on our volunteers to help advance the AGC mission. Several committees are currently seeking new volunteers for upcoming terms beginning March 2021. There are many ways to get involved, including short-term, task-based opportunities as well as long term committee roles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with fellow members, share your expertise, and help shape the future of our industry, volunteer today.
PPP packet to help contractors document market conditions when loans were requested
AGC has prepared a packet of information to help document current market conditions that helped influence many firms’ decisions for Paycheck Protection Program loans now that the government is starting to review PPP forgiveness requests. The intent of this packet is to provide a snapshot of media coverage starting on March 27 – the launch of the initial round of Paycheck Protection Program loans – covering topics like declining demand, growing layoffs and general worries about market conditions for the construction industry.
AGC is requesting presentation proposals covering construction safety and health issues as well as those cross-over topics that would appeal to a broader audience of Safety, Health & Environmental (SH&E) professionals; for example leadership, management, training, general technologies, or risk and crisis management that use a mix of safety and health and environmental examples. The conferences address the most critical safety and health issues impacting the business of construction, provides management guidance for professionals, and gives context for other construction professionals looking to understand the key concepts and round out their knowledge.
For more information on speaker expectations, important deadlines, and how to submit your proposal, click here.
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
December 1 – 3, 2020 | Wiscosin Dells, WI
Registration Rate: $995
The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry. Held just a few times per year at select locations around the country, the SMTC program builds on focus four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel. Participants will receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program.

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.

November dates

November 5, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time, ONLINE)
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania 
Contact: Jason Koss -- | (412) 343-8000
November 6, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time, ONLINE)
Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc. 
Contact: Bob McCall -- | (412) 922-3912
November 16 & 17, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time, ONLINE)
AGC of Washington & Oregon-Columbia Chapter-AGC
Contact, AGC of Washington: Penny Schmitt -- | (206) 284-0061
Contact, Oregon-Columbia Chapter-AGC: Lisa Wisler -- | (503) 685-8306
November 19, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time, IN-PERSON)
Southern Illinois Builders Association 
Location: Southern Illinois Builders Association -- 1468 Green Mount Rd., O'Fallon, IL 62269
Contact: John Holt -- | (618) 624-9055
November 20, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time, IN-PERSON)
AGC of Missouri 
Location: Construction Training School -- 6301 Knox Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO 63139
Contact: Matt Cowell -- | (573) 636-3188
What are noise levels on YOUR jobsite?
Fastenal Co.
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Construction sites have many noisy operations that can be a significant source of noise exposure. In fact, 51% of all workers in construction have been exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the most common and preventable occupational injuries in the world. Learn what the signs are for NIHL and how you can protect your workers on the jobsite.
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Safety Cabinet
This Manual defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, and private toads open to public traffic. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F. This manual also includes all 2012 revisions.
Best Practices
At Faith Technologies, we’ve built our culture on safety. That’s why we start every day, at every job site, with an Operational Risk Management (ORM) process designed to engage employees in safety.