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Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn more about OSHA's recent rulemaking and policy initiatives affecting the construction industry.
Because of AGC of America's strong partnership with federal OSHA, top agency officials will speak at the association's safety, health, and environmental conference scheduled from July 26 – 28, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Doug Parker and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jim Frederick, and other key staff from the Directorate of Construction, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, and Directorate of Enforcement Programs will address conference attendees on OSHA's priorities for the coming years. Their presence gives AGC its first significant in-person interaction with agency officials since the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Mr. Parker in November 2021.
Register today to:
• Learn more about recent rulemaking and policy initiatives on heat illness prevention and electronic injury/illness reporting;
• Hear about what the industry can expect from OSHA in the near and distant future; and
• Gain a better insight into what's in store for construction safety and health.
For more information, please contact Nazia Shah at or Kevin Cannon at
Mark your calendars for the second meeting of the AGC Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum, the goal of which is to gather/share information, resources, and best practices among stakeholders in the construction industry. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, 2:45 – 3:45 PM Eastern. It will be a hybrid meeting:
In-person: Capital Hilton in Washington, DC (during our Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference). Virtual: via Microsoft Teams
Among other things, we will be recapping the introductory meeting on April 14 and introducing our steering members. A formal agenda will be distributed closer to the meeting date.
For more information and/or to RSVP for the in-person or virtual meeting, please contact Nazia Shah at or (703) 837-5409.
AGC of America is now accepting speaking proposals for the Construction Safety & Health Conference taking place January 18-20, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We are looking for experienced presenters to deliver dynamic and engaging presentations related to safety and health. AGC wants to deliver content that will stimulate and provoke discussion. We invite you to share your knowledge and help us shape the 2023 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 Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Annual survey by HCSS and AGC of America finds drivers and passengers are at greater risk of injury and death in work zone crashes, as officials urge drivers to be careful this summer
Sixty-four percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, putting motorists and workers at risk, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America and HCSS. In response, officials urged drivers to slow down and remain alert while passing through work zones during the summer driving season.
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Regulatory & Legislative Updates
On May 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extended the comment period on the proposed rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 29 CFR 1904.41, for an additional 30 days, to June 30, 2022. OSHA is proposing amendments to the current regulation that requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information – that they are required to keep – to OSHA. The agency uses these reports to identify and respond to emerging hazards and makes aspects of the information publicly available.
In addition to reporting their Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, the proposed rule would require certain establishments in certain high-hazards industries to electronically submit additional information from their Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, as well as their Injury and Illness Incident Report.
The proposed rule would:
•  Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301 and 300A to OSHA once a year.
• Update the classification system used to determine the list of industries covered by the electronic submission requirement.
• Remove the current requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees not in a designated industry to electronically submit information from their Form 300A to OSHA annually.
• Require establishments to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA.
Establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A annual summary to OSHA annually.
Submit comments online using Docket No. OSHA-2021-0006 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Read the Federal Register notice for details.
ACCSH will meet virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
• Assistant Secretary’s agency update and remarks;
• Occupational Exposure to COVID– 19 in Healthcare Settings;
• Directorate of Construction industry update;
• ACCSH Workgroup reports;
• Discussion of OSHA’s Construction Focus Four Hazards and Infrastructure; and
• Public comment period.
For more information about the meeting, click HERE.
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the CSA and OSHA regulations require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH before the agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard affecting construction activities (40 U.S.C. 3704; 29 CFR 1911.10).

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.

JUNE 2022

TEXO Association
Dates/Times: June 9 (English) & 10 (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: June 9 OR June 10
Contact: Kim Espinosa -- | (972) 647-0697

AGC Houston
Dates/Times: June 22 & 23, 2022 (choose one) | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Location: AGC Houston -- 3825 Dacoma Street, Houston, TX 77092
Registration: Click HERE
Contact: Kim Mason -- | (713) 843-3720

For a full list of classes, please click here.

June 22, July 20, August 17 and September 27, 2022
AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson (WTW), 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. Join us for a 5-part webinar series highlighting the top 10 safest construction companies for 2021. The interactive, Q-and-A format will explore each company’s approach to the following areas:

• Senior Management Ownership and Participation
• Risk Identification and Analysis
• Task design - Engineering Controls for Safety
• Safe Work Methods
• Worker Engagement, Involvement, and Participation
• Safety Training and Validation of Training
• Subcontractor Management
• Emergency and Crisis Management

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how these companies developed award-winning safety, health, and risk management programs. 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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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.