Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Top News
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. Register today here. For additional information please visit our conference page. See you virtually in January!
Applications due on December 15
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. 
AGC of America and its partner Sage are getting ready to begin preparing the 2021 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook. A key component of that outlook is the information we hope to gather from members like you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

The survey will be open throughout November and early December. Then, in conjunction with AGC's chief economist, Ken Simonson, other AGC staff and the Sage team, the association will prepare an analysis of the results which will be released in early January.

Thanks in advance for your support and if you have any questions or comments, please contact Brian Turmail, AGC's vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives, at
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
AGC prepared as federal action may be next

Four states (Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota) approved recreational use of marijuana while Mississippi approved use of medical marijuana in ballot measures on Tuesday, November 3. The additions make 15 states and DC with legalized marijuana. Federal attempts to decriminalize and legalize marijuana are on the horizon. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to eventually consider the MORE Act, which would remove federal penalties for marijuana use. AGC continues to advocate for the ability for employers to maintain drug free workplaces. The association remains concerned over the implications of the MORE Act and the impact marijuana legalization use could have on workplace safety. Marijuana negatively impacts attention and decision-making, posing a risk to workers and the general public. These concerns are reinforced by the current lack of a national standard or test for inebriation from marijuana. For more information, contact Jim Young.
December 9, 2020
2 – 3 p.m.
Discussion of key issues that construction employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this flu season and for the COVID-19 vaccine once approved. This session will be presented by attorneys from Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s largest labor and employment law firms dedicated to representing employers.

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.

December dates

December 9 & 10, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
AGC of Texas
Location: Online (Save and complete registration form and submit to Judy Sconce)
Contact: Judy Sconce -- | (972) 580-8685
December 11, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
TEXO Association [course will be conducted in Spanish]
Location: Online (Register Now)
Contact: Lois Hamilton -- | (972) 647-0697
December 14 & 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Hawaii–Aleutian Time)
GCA of Hawaii
Location: Online (Register for December 14 | Register for December 15)
Contact: Gladys Hagemann -- | (808) 833-1681
December 17 & 18, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
AGC Maine  
Location: Online, Register HERE  
Contact: Andrea White  | (207) 622-4741 ext 106 OR Nazia Shah
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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Member News
At Faith Technologies, we know that the sooner we’re involved in a project, in pre-planning and design up front, the better we’re able to positively impact the project scope, schedule and budget.
Former Army combat medic keeps health and safety top of mind at Balfour Beatty

It’s been almost a decade since Jordan Webster served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, but he’s still just as focused on the health and well-being of others. For the past four years, Webster has been a safety, health and environment director for Dallas-based Balfour Beatty, a member of multiple AGC chapters, a position that calls upon many of the traits that served him well in war.
Safety Cabinet
This handy 29 CFR 1926 volume is made with RegLogic®, which takes the difficulty out of reading and using government regulations. You can use the book's Quick-Find Index™ to quickly access the information you need. Included you will find the 1903 regulations on inspections, citations, and proposed penalties; the 1904 regulations on recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses; pertinent 1910 general industry regulations; and every 1926 construction industry regulation. Updated through Jan. 2011.
Best Practices
The escalating racial tensions across the country have been weighing heavy on all our minds. Prophetically, AGC of America released, earlier this spring, a new program called Culture of CARE that is designed to help members create a more inclusive, and ultimately di-verse, work environment.