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Rudy Rack
McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
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AGC of America has become the first-ever signature sponsor of National Construction Safety Week, the annual industry-led event designed to highlight steps construction firms are taking to improve jobsite health and safety. As part of this new partnership, the association is encouraging all member firms to get involved with the 2019 National Construction Safety Week, which takes place from May 6-10, 2019.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation recently released a fatigue research report that shows the value of wearable technology in the workplace, encouraging employers to make a  resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries and increase productivity. The three-year study was led by Dr. Lora Cavuoto at the University at Buffalo and Dr. Fadel Megahed at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio. The project also involved researchers from Auburn University and the University of Dayton.

OSHA has awarded $9.3 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide, including AGC of America. The association, granted approximately $150,000, proposes to provide 7.5 hours of fall prevention in construction training to 450 construction workers. Training will be offered in English and Spanish.

The following chapters have been selected as training locations for 2019:

TEXO (March 4, 2019) Construction Employers Association (May 1, 2019)
Kansas City Chapter - AGC (March 5 and 6, 2019) Allied Construction Industries/Cincinnati AGC (May 2, 2019)
Oregon-Columbia Chapter (March 11 and 12, 2019) General Building Contractors Association (May 16 and 17, 2019)
 AGC of California (March 14 and 15, 2019) Carolinas AGC (September 17 and 18, 2019)

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The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991, offering AGC members the opportunity to evaluate their safety record and compare it with other AGC members according to member size and construction type. The NASA program also provides a great opportunity to recognize, at a national level, members who have excellent safety records. Contact your local chapter for details.
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February 11-13, 2019
Omaha, Nebraska

Registration Fee: $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 jobsite 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.
April 1-4, 2019
Denver, Colorado
For more than 100 years, the AGC Annual Convention has been THE event successful contractors around the country count on for practical knowledge and industry-leading information to guide business decisions, improve operations and shape the industry. With more than 15 education breakout sessions, keynote presentations from superstars of the industry, and cutting-edge solutions from more than 125 companies in the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo, the AGC Annual Convention is the place for construction superintendents, project managers and senior executives to hone their knowledge while making connections that open doors to new opportunities. Whether you are focused on the building market, highway and transportation, utility and infrastructure, or the federal space, the AGC Annual Convention provides a showcase into all of the ways that AGC can support your business and is working to expand opportunities in the industry. Find your place at the table, get involved, and build better.
Chapter News
AGC of Massachusetts (AGC MA) convened a summit on Jan. 23, 2019, at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, for a ground-breaking panel presentation and discussion to address the devastating impact of the opioid crisis on the commercial construction industry and how the industry can join forces to more effectively address the issue and seek help for affected employees.
Safety Cabinet
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.

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