Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
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Join us in Washington, D.C., for this year's Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference on July 26-28. If your goal is protecting the safety and health of the people working in construction or protecting the environment during the construction process, you won't want to miss this conference.

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

Don't miss your chance to reconnect with other thought leaders in the world of construction. Learn more and register HERE.
Construction Safety Week, scheduled this year for May 2-6, is an opportunity to reinforce the message that safety is the number 1 priority of every person that works in the industry — from CEOs to craft workers and office staff. It is also a week during which we can celebrate the strides we’ve made in keeping workers safe, highlighting advancements like safety helmets and fall protection. This year’s Safety Week theme is "Connected. Supported. Safe."
Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations. It has never been more important for project participants to be prepared with strategies to mitigate the risk of material price escalation and delays due to material shortages -- in order to preserve the feasibility and profitability of the project. On this episode, Greg Sweeso of Tarlton Corporation, Jack Mumma of Michigan State University, and Ronald Ciotti of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP share risk mitigation strategies available during the bidding, procurement, and contracting phases of the project.
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.
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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.
March 6-12, 2022

According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up 9.9% of the construction industry in the United States. WIC Week™ or Women in Construction Week™ celebrates, educates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. The theme for this year’s event, scheduled for March 6-12, 2022, is “Envision Equity” which seeks to raise awareness of opportunities for women to enjoy a wide range of roles in the industry. For more information on WIC Week, please visit
In honor of this event, OSHA is presenting two virtual panel discussions:
1. “To Build or Not to Build: Is a Career in Construction for You? That is the Question, Girlfriend!”
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 5-6 PM ET
Are you looking for a career, one with opportunity, growth, and sustainable wages? Are you looking for something more than just a job, some place where you can learn skills and use those skills to move up the ladder? Register now by clicking the zoom meeting link below for this exciting opportunity to hear the personal stories of these successful women in the construction industry, what they love about it, how they got their start, the challenges, the rewards, and what they see in their futures.
Moderator: Marilyn Velez, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA’s Atlanta-West Area Office; see full list of speakers online here. Join via Zoom here; (Meeting ID: 899 7188 6775; Passcode: 019022)
2. “Building a Brighter Future: Engaging Women in Construction”
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12-1:30 PM ET
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Women's Bureau, Wage and Hour Department, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration invite you to an educational and empowerment panel discussion to learn about employment opportunities for Women in the construction industry. Register via EventBrite here.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2015 to 2018, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 103 total trenching and excavation-related deaths, an average of 25 per year over this 4-year period. Also, the OSHA Information System (OIS) Accident Investigation Report shows that between FY 2013 – FY 2017, there were a total of 156 incidents reported in the construction industry. Moreover, between October 2018 and September 2019, there were 1,499 citations and more than $7,000,000 in penalties issued to construction employers for failing to meet their compliance obligations under Subpart P.

March 2022 Training Dates
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP)
Dates/Times: March 10, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: CAWP -- 800 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 110, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Registration: Click HERE. Navigate to March 10 and select the Trenching & Excavation event. You will be prompted to enter your email address to register.
Contact: Jason Koss -- | (412) 343-8000

Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA)
Dates/Times: March 11, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: MBA -- 631 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Registration: Click HERE
Contact: Bob McCall -- | (412) 922-3912

For a full list of classes, please click here.

April 20 – 22, 2022 | Arlington, VA
Registration Rate: $995
This is the only course to be held in 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.
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
The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) recently announced its 2021 Safety Champion Award winner: Carl Tipton, superintendent, Rycon Construction, Inc. The award was presented at the MBA Building Excellence Awards Program on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Heinz Field PNC Champions Club.
Safety Cabinet
This guide takes the guesswork out of finding the regulations that keep your workforce safe and compliant. Easily navigate the government’s complex standards and save yourself time while you solve issues before they become problems. The guide provides fall-protection OSHA regulations from:
• Part 1910: General Industry
• Part 1915: Shipyard Employment
• Part 1917: Marine Terminals
• Part 1918: Longshoring
• Part 1926: Construction
• OSHA Letters of Interpretation
Best Practices
Ladders are necessary tools for construction projects that seem simple to use. Yet every year, far too many construction workers suffer injury or death because of falls from ladders. Reminding crews about basic ladder safety tips can help keep workers out of harm’s way.
AGC member uses mobile communications to modernize operations and keep workers safe and engaged on the job

While the trial-and-error of managing a workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic was a big eye-opener for employers everywhere, one thing became strikingly clear: keeping frontline workers safe, productive and informed means keeping them digitally connected, global pandemic or not. Especially as hiring shortages and new virus variants threaten the slow tread of global economic recovery, maintaining a strong connection has become increasingly critical for these workforces. The construction industry is no exception.
It’s no secret that all businesses should have a plan in case of emergency. For construction companies, it’s extremely important because the business can be shut down due to disasters or unexpected events.