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Approximately 300 construction professionals met in Glendale, Arizona, January 12-14, 2022, 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. In addition, attendees were able to:
• Reconnect with peers in the construction industry
• Expand their knowledge and skills while earning continuing education credits
• Keep up with the regulatory and legislative issues impacting construction
• Find solutions to their company’s greatest challenges
• Catch up on the latest construction safety products and innovations  
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 Washington, DC, July 26-28, for the 2022 Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference.
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.
 AGC releases a full report from its first-ever workforce summit which includes a lengthy catalog of steps firms, educators and AGC of America chapters are taking to address workforce shortages. It also includes 22 new recommendations summit participants crafted, to help overcome the recruiting, training and retention challenges behind construction workforce shortages. To learn more about the report and the 22 new recommendations, please register for the February 15 webinar on this topic. Click here to register for that event now. 
AGC Charities Inc. and Hilti are organizing a volunteer day to help Rebuilding Together on Sunday, March 27
AGC Charities and Hilti are working with a national group called Rebuilding Together, which renovates homes for the disabled, aging and/or veteran communities simple home improvement efforts, to organize a volunteer day on Sunday, March 27th. Member firm Hill & Wilkinson has volunteered to serve as the lead contractor on the project.
Volunteers will be renovating homes in the Cedar Crest neighborhood whose disabled owners are no longer able to maintain. AGC Charities will arrange bus transportation to and from the Annual Convention hotel (the Gaylord in Grapevine) and provide lunch and refreshments for all volunteers. The volunteer day continues an AGC Charities tradition of hosting an Operation Opening Doors volunteer project in the cities that host the AGC Annual Convention. Anyone registering for the convention can sign up for the project online at the same time.
For more information, or to sign up directly with AGC Charities for the project, contact Brian Turmail at or (703) 459-0238.
AGC of America released the February edition of its Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to inform project owners, government officials, and the public about the extreme cost increases and supply-chains disruptions affecting construction. The current version of the Alert can be accessed by visiting AGC Construction Inflation Alert | Associated General Contractors of America.

For more information or questions, contact Ken Simonson at or (202) 329-9671.
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
On January 26, AGC of America, along with its Construction Industry Safety Coalition Partners, responded to OSHA on its first regulatory step towards establishing a federal heat standard for indoor and outdoor work, a rule with the potential to have far-reaching impacts on the construction industry. While the proposal issued by OSHA lacked actual, draft regulatory language, and was presented in a series of questions, AGC’s responses took the opportunity to highlight proactive efforts the industry has taken, confusion surrounding existing state standards, and the impracticality of an 80-degree trigger threshold for such a standard from the perspective of the wide array of climates nationwide. AGC will continue to engage with members to better inform the agency as they proceed, which is most likely the case for this initiative. 
For more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at or Nazia Shah at
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers that the agency began collecting calendar year 2021 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2022. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2022. Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application.
Victory for Construction Advocacy Fund-financed AGC lawsuit
On January 25, OSHA revoked its COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) applicable to private businesses with 100 or more employees in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. This is a clear legal victory for AGC of America and its Construction Advocacy Fund-financed lawsuit challenging the ETS. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed with AGC’s argument, among others, that OSHA overreached and exceeded its authority under the law.
March 28-31, 2022
Grapevine, Texas
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.
April 4-8, 2022
Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa
The University of Wisconsin–Platteville in conjunction with construction industry partners is hosting the first annual Construction Safety Summit for construction safety professionals at any stage in their career, as well as manufacturers and distributors in the safety field. Outside of the training and seminar sessions, our opening and closing receptions and social events throughout the week allow professionals to network with those in the construction safety industry. Participants can also connect with UW-Platteville students seeking internships or full-time job opportunities.
All proceeds from the Construction Safety Summit will help fund our hands-on learning labs: the Safety Lab, Commercial Construction Lab, and our Road & Infrastructure Lab. Your registration will help future generations of construction safety professionals gain experience and prepare for a successful career in the industry.
For more information or register for the event please visit
April 20 – 22, 2022 | Arlington, VA
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.
May 2-6, 2022
AGC to hold Construction Safety Week webinar, February 24, 2022, 2 p.m. eastern
Construction Safety Week, an annual industrywide education and awareness event originally formed in 2014, is set for May 2-6, 2022. This year’s theme is “Connected. Supported. Safe.” The new theme reflects the enduring connection workers and leaders have to each other across the industry. Being connected builds strength, because it means individual workers are not alone in building a stronger, safer industry and creating a safe, supportive environment for everyone.
AGC of America is a signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week for a third year. “We’re proud to once again be part of this important campaign,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America. “Our member companies have a great opportunity to spread the message of safety across the industry.”
Be sure to mark your calendars for February 24, 2022, at 2 p.m. eastern for an AGC webinar on the 2022 Construction Safety Week to learn more.
May 10-12, 2022 | Virtually on the Socio platform | $25
The Global Learning Summit (GLS) capitalizes on cutting-edge content delivery to provide a global audience with three days of high-quality professional development and educational opportunities. The GLS offers event attendees an opportunity to actively participate, network, and learn in a capacity that is convenient, affordable, and readily attainable.
The GLS will cost $25 per person to attend, and sessions are categorized into Educational Tracks dedicated to topics relevant to SH&E. Attendees will have access to the event content for 30 days following the event, and attendees will be eligible for BCSP recertification points.
Member News
Congratulations to Mike Greenawalt, CEO, Rosendin, of Tempe, Arizona and Matthew Flannery, CEO, United Rentals, of Stamford, Connecticut for being among the National Safety Council’s “The 2022 CEOs Who ‘Get It.’
Safety Cabinet
AGC’s Professional Mobile Crane Operations Program is designed to assist the construction community as a whole to prepare for the certification requirement to reflect the provisions in the new standards. This student guide is designed to help participants become a better crane operator by learning sage and efficient practices. Upon completion of the program participants will understand various operational and safety principles and practices that can be used every day. This program covers rules and regulations, site review and set-up, operations, conditions affecting operations, basic rigging and wire rope, maintenance and inspection, load charts, and crane types.
Best Practices
In this episode of ConstructorCast, a panel discusses the partnership between AGC and Procore Technologies, and their efforts to raise money for the benefit of African American and disadvantaged students studying construction at Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The scholarship program has already connected with seven HBCUs, and raised over $400,000 including a $250,000 contribution from Procore. B. Scott Holloway, president and CEO of member and donor company Josam Company, joins in on the discussion, and encourages other members to donate to the effort.