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Choate Construction Company was recognized for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2021 by AGC of America. The association, which oversees the WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 46 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
Learn how your company can participate | April 11-15, 2022
AGC is spreading the word to encourage safe driving through highway work zones during this year’s National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week (NWZAW). This annual spring campaign is held at the start of construction season to encourage drivers to use extra caution in work zones. This year’s campaign, themed “Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down,” is being hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and includes the following schedule of events:
Go Orange Day: April 13
Social Media Storm: April 14
Moment of Silence: April 15
This annual event has been successful in spreading awareness for work zone safety across the country due to high participation in the campaign by AGC members and other industry partners. We encourage your company to participate and spread the word through social media! You may click here to learn how to participate and promote via social media. Additionally, you may find a brief summary of events and participation guide here.
Please reach out to Cory Gattie at and Suzanne Hitt at if you have further questions about how your company can participate.
AGC and survey partner HCSS will use survey results to urge motorists to be careful during the summer travel season
AGC of America and our survey partner, HCSS, are asking all highway and transportation members help us improve work zone safety by completing this brief survey. We want to collect information on the number, severity, impacts and potential solutions to highway work zone crashes. We will use the results of this survey for a media and public education campaign we will launch the week before Memorial Day to encourage motorists to be more careful in work zones.
Please take a few minutes to complete this important highway work zone safety survey by May 13: And of course, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Turmail at 703-459-0238 or with any questions, comments or concerns about this survey and our plans to use it to promote highway work zone safety.
Construction Safety Week started in 2014, when more than 40 national and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) Forum joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. On this episode, Ken Aldridge of Aldridge Electric, and Mike Burke of Alberici Constructors, both serving as chairs on the Safety Week committee, share some history of the tradition, what this annual campaign means to them, and how you can participate. This year’s Safety Week will take place May 2-6, 2022. Visit the website to find all the resources you need.
AGC hands out two new awards honoring individual construction professionals

For more than three decades now, AGC has recognized member companies that exemplify a true commitment to safety through the Construction Safety Excellence Awards. This year, however, individual accolades were on the line, as AGC expanded its awards program to honor safety and health professionals and front-line supervisors and field personnel.
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Regulatory & Legislative Updates
OSHA issued a proposed rule on March 30 to expand the scope, and revise the provisions, of its “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illness” regulation. The proposed rule would require employers in the construction industry with 100 or more employees to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300 (log of work-related injuries and illnesses), OSHA Form 300A (summary of work-related injuries and illnesses), and OSHA Form 301 (injury and illness incident report) on an annual basis. For employers in the construction industry with 20 – 100 employees, the agency proposes the annual submission of their OSHA Form 300A (summary of work-related injuries and illnesses). The agency would then remove, to the best of their ability, all personally identifiable information from the detailed logs (OSHA Forms 300 and 301) and post to their website for public review and inspection.


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.

APRIL 2022
Oregon-Columbia Chapter AGC
April 13 & 14, 2022 (choose one) | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Oregon-Columbia Chapter AGC -- 9450 SW Commerce Circle, #200, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Registration: April 13 or April 14
Contact: Joan Stitt -- | (503) 682-3363

MAY 2022
TEXO Association
May 5 (English) & 6 (Spanish), 2022 (choose one) | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Location: TEXO Association -- 11101 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
Registration: May 5 (English) or May 6 (Spanish)
Contact: Kim Espinosa -- | (972) 647-0697

AGC of Utah
May 17 & 18, 2022 (choose one) | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Location: AGC of Utah -- 2207 South 1070 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Registration: May 17 or May 18
Contact: Taylor Smith -- | (801) 363-2753

AGC Georgia
May 25 & 26, 2022 (choose one) | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: AGC Georgia -- 1940 The Exchange SE #100, Atlanta, GA 30339
Registration: Click HERE
Contact: Cindy Parham -- | (678) 298-4112

For a full list of classes, please click here.

May 2-6, 2022
Please join with AGC of America in planning to participate in this year’s Construction Safety Week, May 2-6. The theme is CONNECTED. SUPPORTED. SAFE. Being connected gives us strength because it means we are not alone. It means we’re side-by-side in building a stronger, safer industry, and in creating a safe, supportive environment for our workers. Supported means we are here to help each other stay present and focused on the job, regardless of our role or workplace setting. It means ensuring our workers are equipped with the resources and support they need to work safe every day. It means being aware and in tune with the health and wellbeing of those around us, being able to see the signs of struggle that can impact safety and productivity. It means knowing when and how to be there for each other, and that we’re all in this together.
We encourage member firms to get involved in and celebrate our shared commitment to safety. Click HERE to access and download all of the tools and resources to get started on planning your activities, including tips, best practices and all of the Safety Week branded materials you’ll need to support your events and communication. In addition, please complete this FORM to let us know if you would allow media to come and cover your safety week stand down event.
You can also access AGC’s events and resources for safety week HERE. For more information or to find out how you can get involved in Safety Week 2022, please contact AGC of America's Director of Safety & Health Services, Nazia Shah, at or 703-837-5409.
May 2-6, 2022
The ninth annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is scheduled for May 2-6, 2022. OSHA encourages construction employers and other stakeholders to join the event to promote awareness and training to address one of the industry’s most serious dangers.

OSHA’s Fall Prevention Stand-Down webpage offers a wide range of compliance resources in many languages, including Spanish, Polish, Russian, and Portuguese. OSHA encourages everyone to use #StandDown4Safety to promote the event on social media, and to share feedback after their events and obtain a personalized certificate of participation.
May 5, May 12, May 18 and May 26, 2022
A webinar has been scheduled each week, for a total of four. Registration covers access to all.
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.
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.
October 26 – 28, 2022 | Albuquerque, NM
Registration: $1095 before 7/15/2022 | $1195 after 7/15/2022

This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program. Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program.
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Member News
The Associated General Contractors of Kansas recently recognized McCownGordon with the Kansas Safety Contractor of the Year award. The purpose of the award is to recognize a construction company that excels at safety performance. The award winner was announced at the AGC State Convention in Wichita, Kansas on March 4, 2022.
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Business Development within the construction industry presents multiple challenges as competition levels rise, continued supply obstacles occur, and labor shortages pressure companies to do more with less. On this episode, members of AGC’s Business Development Forum – Chris Martin, President at Atlas Marketing and Tonya Byrd (Jackson), Business Development Manager at Gilbane Building Company – discuss these challenges and share best practices and methods to help your construction company grow. Get ready for some first-hand stories of techniques and proven approaches that you can apply to achieve revenue and profit growth in today’s market.
For students in technical and craft programs
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1st to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation.
To review the complete list of criteria click here. Students can click here to apply.
The AGC Education and Research Foundation and is committed to taking steps to ensure students have the technical skills needed to immediately enter into the commercial construction workforce. For further questions, contact Paige Packard,
AGC of America is releasing a series of new coronavirus public service ads that feature Spanish-speaking construction workers urging their colleagues to get vaccinated for COVID. Each of the workers featured in the ads was unvaccinated and had a near-death experience with the coronavirus. They want their colleagues to avoid making the same mistake and in the videos urge other workers to get their shot. You can find the ads here and here. The ads all direct viewers to AGC of America’s Coronavirus Vaccine toolkit ( which now includes a feature to translate all the site’s content into Spanish.
For more information about the new public service ads, contact Brian Turmail at or 703-459-0238.
AGC's Annual Report represents the association's top accomplishments throughout a calendar year. It also exemplifies the numerous ways in which AGC is providing leadership and vision within the industry, and serving its Chapters and members.
Companies need guidance on how to investigate a job site accident properly. This program helps you better prepare contractors for investigating accidents on their jobsite, including root cause analysis. Accidents occur on construction jobsites every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings causes most of them. Incident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar, or perhaps more disastrous, accident may be prevented. It is important to conduct incident investigations with prevention in mind and not blame. Package includes a twenty-two minute DVD video and one booklet.This video is now available for licensing. If interested, please contact us at