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Top News
Following much anticipation, commitment and hard work, the winners of the AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) were unveiled at AGC’s 94th Annual Convention last week in Palm Springs, Calif. Sixty-five construction firms advanced to this final selection round from the initial judging that took place in January.

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AGC annually participates in the National Work Zone Awareness Week to highlight the dangers that motorists not obeying speed limits or not staying alert in highway construction work zones pose for construction workers. This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week will take place April 15-19, 2013. To get a better handle on the impact of vehicle crashes at AGC member work sites, the association has prepared a survey and asks for your participation.

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Regulatory & Legislative Updates
AGC will hold a special roundtable session that provides attendees with an opportunity to give input on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety Manual (EM-385) revision process directly to USACE and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) safety representatives. The roundtable will be held April 24 from 12 to 3 p.m. during the 2013 AGC Federal Contractors Conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

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2013 Federal Contractors Conference
April 23-25, 2013

Washington, DC

Advance Safety Management Training Course
June 17-19, 2013
Arlington, Va.

Safety & Health Conference
July 10-12, 2013
Denver, Colo.

Chapter News
Effective Nov. 2, 2012, Hawaii Administrative Rule 12-110 General Requirements were amended. The most significant change is HAR 12-110-3(b)(1) which requires daily safety and health inspections.

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