Safety Matters - Construction Safety and Health Update

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OSHA has launched a "Construction Incident Prevention Initiative" campaign this summer to curb construction fatalities. Compliance officers will focus enforcement effort on construction sites covered by OSHA's Wilmington, Del., Area Office, which includes the state of Delaware.

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The annual CSEA awards program showcases safety management systems and is designed to make contractors better contractors, prevent disabling injuries, reduce insurance risks, lower project costs and create a competitive advantage in tight market conditions.

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Compliance in the construction industry is made easier with this comprehensive 29 CFR 1926 book. 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. To place your order, visit the AGC Store or its safety section.
 
Regulatory & Legislative Updates
A new report on the condition of the nation’s rural roads released by national transportation research group TRIP last month found that the rural road fatality rate is three times higher than all other roads, while 15 percent of rural roads are in poor shape and 22 percent of rural bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. "As this report makes clear, Washington’s failure to adequately fund repairs to our aging network of roads and bridges is having an even worse impact on our rural roads than the rest of our transportation system," said AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr. "And while these rural roads may not be the ones most commuters use on a daily basis, they play a vital role in assuring the movement of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of agricultural, energy and manufacturing products every day. Neglecting our rural road network needlessly risks lives and forces shipping delays that inflate the cost of fuel, groceries and countless other essential consumer products."

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CLICKSAFETY
Events
Mobile Field Solutions for Construction - Webinar
August 14, 2014 
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
In construction, deals are won or lost based on price, timeliness, and capability. That means construction firms are always looking for practical ways to manage assets efficiently, stay on schedule, ensure clear communication, monitor quality and keep within budget. Mobile field solutions from AT&T can support the needs of everyone on your extended team. From the foreman to the project manager, the architect to the subcontractor.

Safety Management Training Class
October 15-17, 2014
Arlington, VA
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. Participants receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their fi rms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program.
 
Best Practices
Safety should always be top priority on the jobsite. Construction professionals — crew members and foremen alike — must always have safety procedures and precautions in mind when it comes to daily functions. Everybody wants to feel safe at work, and for those around heavy machinery and moving objects during the day, achieving that can have its challenges. Here are a few tips and advice on how to keep it simple.

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Member News
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded leading online safety training provider ClickSafety, an AGC of California and an Austin Chapter member, its prestigious 2014 Exemplar Training Organization Honorable Mention Award, an accomplishment achieved by very few companies within the United States.

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