Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Top News
AGC's Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference is almost here! Join us to stay up to date on all of the key regulatory, legislative and economic issues impacting construction and their implications for EHS professionals. Check out our full agenda to see our can't miss schedule of sessions, including:
• State of Play at the Regulatory Agencies: Federal OSHA & EPA Updates
• AGC Regulatory and Legislative Update
• AGC Construction Economic Update: Labor, Materials, and Supply-chain Challenges
Mark your calendars for the second virtual 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. 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 virtual meeting, please contact Nazia Shah at
The survey will close on August 12
The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work, availability of key construction materials, and the need for new workers. We want to understand exactly how those changes are impacting the industry’s current workforce needs to better be able to advocate for measures to help the industry’s labor needs in both the short- and long-term. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey that we and our partners at Autodesk have prepared. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of current labor market conditions, the more likely they are to enact measures to help meet the industry’s needs. The more members who take the survey, the better able we all will be to describe labor market conditions where you operate.
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.
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McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
OSHA wants to double its heat hazard inspections but doesn’t lay out how inspectors should evaluate contractor protocols to address heat exposure under its new national emphasis program.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead.
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.
Member News
Developing a successful safety program requires both aptitude and attitude
Earlier this year, AGC of America held its prestigious WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) at its annual convention in Grapevine, Texas. In addition to being awarded first place in the Construction Management Division for firms with more than 700,000 work hours, Choate Construction, an Atlanta-based commercial general contracting firm, took home the Grand Prize and was named the nation’s safest construction firm.
Safety Cabinet
Earlier this summer, AGC of America, in collaboration with HCSS, conducted a work zone safety study. This infographic provides an at-a-glance look at some key statistics gleaned from that analysis.
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.
Best Practices
Construction workers are not the only ones at risk
As the world reopens and construction projects ramp up following two years of a worldwide pandemic, vehicular accidents in work zones are increasing. A recent study conducted by AGC of America and HCSS reveals that 64% of highway contractors experienced crashes into their work zones during the past year, (an uptick from 60% in last year’s survey). The association recently released a new public service video highlighting the story of a young worker who was killed by a distracted driver. Learn more about Marshall Walton and the increased emphasis AGC of America is putting on work zone safety in Constructor's July/August cover story.
Who’s on the hook for design defects in design-build projects?  It may not always be who you think. In this episode, Dirk Haire, co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s Construction Law Practice Group, and David Hecker, group general counsel overseeing all claims, litigation, and investigations for Kiewit Corporation, share their wealth of knowledge on design-build risk. Find out when and why contractors do not always bear the risk of design errors or omissions on a design-build project.  This episode explains design-builders’ liability standard and discusses certain types of overreach by owners that merit pushback from design-builders.