Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
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January 12 – 14, 2022 | Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, Glendale, AZ
AGC's Construction Safety & Health Conference kicks off next week, but there's still plenty of time to plan your trip to Glendale, AZ, to experience everything this conference has to offer.  At this year’s conference, you will have the opportunity to: 
• Reconnect with your peers in the construction industry
• Expand your knowledge and skills while earning continuing education credits
• Keep up with the regulatory and legislative issues impacting construction
• Find solutions to your company’s greatest challenges
• Catch up on the latest construction safety products and innovations  
Want to learn more? View the agenda - prepared by construction safety and health professionals from organizations like yours - who understand your unique needs and challenges.
AGC of America is now accepting session proposals for AGC’s 2022 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference (July 26-28, 2022 in Washington, D.C.). This notice is a call for presentations for a limited number of speaking opportunities.

We are looking for experienced presenters to deliver dynamic and engaging presentations related to safety and health, and the environment. AGC wants to deliver content that will stimulate and provoke discussion. We invite you to share your knowledge and help us shape the 2022 experience.

For more information on speaker expectations, important deadlines, and how to submit your proposal, please refer to our conference guidelines. Proposals are due by close of business on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Don’t miss this Texas-sized event

Experience the AGC Annual Convention, providing contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues most affecting their operations. AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today (and tomorrow). Alongside the incredible keynote speakers currently on the docket, the AGC Annual Convention will feature more than 15 education breakout sessions covering a variety of key industry topics.

Held in conjunction with this event is the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo, which provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your whole team to meet with more than 100 leading industry suppliers showcasing the latest tools, solutions and equipment to power your construction business.
 The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991, offering AGC members the opportunity to evaluate their safety record and compare it with other AGC members according to member size and construction type. The NASA program also provides a great opportunity to recognize, at a national level, members who have excellent safety records. Contact your local chapter for details. 
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard to Jan. 19, 2022. OSHA extended the comment period by 45 days to allow stakeholders additional time to review the ETS and collect information and data necessary for comment.

Submit comments identified by Docket No. OSHA-2021-0007 electronically at, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making electronic submissions. The Federal e-Rulemaking Portal is the only way to submit comments on this rule. Read the Nov. 5, 2021 Federal Register notice for details.

Read the complete OSHA press release HERE.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM must now be submitted by January 26, 2022.

The 30-day extension provides stakeholders more time to review the ANPRM and collect information and data necessary for comment.

Read the complete OSHA press release HERE.
April 20 – 22, 2022 | Arlington, VA
Early Bird Registration Rate: $895 (before 1/31/2022)
Standard Registration Rate: $995 (after 1/31/2022)
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.

January 19, 2022
WebEd: 2022 Outlook: Building to New Heights?
2 p.m.

January 24-26, 2022
2022 Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Florida

January 27 + January 31-February 9, 2022
Virtual Construction Project Manager Course
12 p.m.

February 9, 2022
WebEd: A 101: Pre-Fabrication versus Modularization
2 p.m.

February 24, 2022
Virtual AGC BIM Education Program
1 p.m.

March 8, 2022
Virtual Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) Course
9 a.m.

March 13-18, 2022
Construction Project Manager Course
Atlanta, Georgia

Member News
The Linbeck Group of Texas takes top prize at AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards
In an industry where large projects often take several years, success rarely comes down to a single 15-minute window, but such was the case for Michael Kleinpeter and the Linbeck Group of Texas at the AGC of America’s annual convention in September.
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.